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Get Active in 2019: Tips to achieve your New Year’s fitness goals

Getting more active is one of the most common New Year’s Resolutions made every January, as thousands look to spark a positive change in their well being and shed their holiday pounds. Gyms around the country reach their peak capacity as members new and old arrive full of motivation and ambition, yet many find it... Read more >

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Wheezing or Sneezing? Ask A Pharmacist with Jane Brennan

Jane Brennan of Life Pharmacy Donabate answers some of the most commonly asked questions about cold & flu. Why are a cold and flu so prevalent in winter? Flu and the common cold circulate more at this time of year especially in areas with larger groups, for example in workplaces and schools. It’s not too late to get... Read more >

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Cold & Flu – Ask A Pharmacist with Anne Smyth

Life Pharmacy’s Anne Smyth answers some of the most commonly asked questions about cold & flu – featured in the Irish Independent’s ‘Mother & babies’ supplement 5 December 2018. Why are a cold and flu so prevalent in winter? It’s a time of year when our immune systems need to be at its best. My advice is to be... Read more >

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NHS Choices - Introduction

(06/06/2014)

An allergy is an adverse reaction that the body has to a particular food or substance in the environment.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of allergies

(14/05/2015)

Symptoms of an allergic reaction include sneezing, wheezing, itchy eyes and shortness of breath.

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NHS Choices - Causes of allergies

(06/06/2014)

An allergy develops when the body’s immune system reacts to an allergen as though it is harmful, like it would an infection. It produces a type of antibody

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing an allergy

(10/07/2014)

If you think you have an allergy, tell your GP about the symptoms you are having, when they happen, how often they occur and if anything seems to trigger them.

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NHS Choices - Treating allergies

(06/06/2014)

Treatment for an allergy depends on which allergen is causing the reaction.

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NHS Choices - Preventing allergies

(30/10/2014)

The best way to prevent an allergic reaction is to avoid the allergen that causes it. For example, keeping doors and windows shut, and not allowing pets in your bedroom.

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NHS Choices - "Be vigilant in restaurants and other social functions"

(10/07/2014)

Sheila Coovrey, aged 69 from Bedfordshire, has lived with a fish allergy for most of her life. “Every time I had fish as a young child, I would always vomit.

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NHS Choices - "I felt like I had a permanent cold"

(06/06/2014)

Melissa Murphy, from Bedfordshire, discovered she had perennial allergic rhinitis nine years ago.

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