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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

(12/08/2014)

Insect bites and stings are puncture wounds caused by insects. Some insects may sting you as a defence by injecting venom into your skin.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of insect bites and stings

(12/08/2014)

An insect bite or sting often causes a small lump to develop, which is usually very itchy. A small hole, or the sting itself, may also be visible, along with a weal.

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NHS Choices - Treating insect bites and stings

(05/09/2014)

Most insect bites and stings cause small local reactions where the symptoms can be easily treated. If your symptoms are severe, see your GP.

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NHS Choices - Complications of insect bites and stings

(11/08/2014)

A number of complications can develop after you are bitten or stung by an insect, including secondary infection, Lyme disease, West Nile virus and malaria.

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NHS Choices - Preventing insect bites and stings

(11/08/2014)

Taking precautions to avoid being bitten or stung by an insect is particularly important if you've had a bad reaction to a bite or sting in the past.

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