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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 Burns and scalds

NHS Choices - Introduction

(14/03/2014)

Burns and scalds are damage to the skin caused by heat. Both are treated in the same way.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of burns and scalds

(05/02/2014)

The symptoms of a burn or scald will vary depending on how serious it is. Some minor burns can be very painful, while some major burns may not hurt at all.

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NHS Choices - Treating burns and scalds

(01/08/2014)

It is essential to apply appropriate first aid to any burn or scald as soon as possible. This will limit the amount of damage to your skin.

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NHS Choices - Recovering from burns and scalds

(05/02/2014)

How long it takes to recover from a burn or scald depends on how serious it is and how it is treated.

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NHS Choices - Complications of burns and scalds

(05/02/2014)

Burns and scalds can sometimes lead to further problems, including shock, heat exhaustion, infection and scarring.

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NHS Choices - Preventing burns and scalds

(05/02/2014)

Many severe burns and scalds affect babies and young children. The following advice can help reduce the chances of your child having a serious accident.

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