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Are You SunSmart?

We ask Jane Brennan from Brennan’s Life Pharmacy Donabate how to make the most of great sunny summer days whilst protecting our skin from harmful rays. Jane says “The Irish Cancer Society SunSmart program has great guidelines to keep us safe. See below for some useful tips and advice” Ways to protect your skin: Shade... Read more >

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Pollen Highs & Watery Eyes

Pollen Highs & Watery Eyes… Talk to Jane Brennan, your Hay Fever Expert in Donabate Are your eyes itchy, red or watery? Is your throat scratchy? Are you sneezing? Do you have itchy ears, nose or mouth? Do you have a blocked or runny nose? Do you wake up feeling exhausted? Hay fever can cause... Read more >

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“Do you know the eight warning signs of breast cancer to look out for?” asks Jane Brennan of Brennan’s Life Pharmacy.

Five minutes that could save your life! “Would you like to know the eight warning signs of breast cancer to look out for?” asks Jane Brennan of Brennan’s Life Pharmacy. We are all a bit shy of talking about breasts, but a five minute chat with any of our team here in Life Pharmacy Donabate... 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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