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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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World Diabetes Day – Symptoms, Causes & Treatments

November 14th is World Diabetes Day, which aims to draw attention to the condition that is becoming increasingly prevalent in both young and old generations. To support this cause, selected Life Pharmacies are offering FREE Diabetes Care & Blood Glucose Screening to Life Loyalty customers when they swipe their loyalty cards from November 14th to 21st. What is Diabetes?... Read more >

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Men’s Health – Ask a Pharmacist with Vincent Dempsey

Life Pharmacy’s Vincent Dempsey tackles some commonly asked questions about men’s health – featured in the Irish Independent’s ‘Mother & babies’ supplement 7 November 2018. Movember is upon us once again, which signals the time to put down your razor. But what most people see as a great excuse not to shave is actually a really important movement... Read more >

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Articles in Indoor allergy

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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