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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

(13/02/2015)

Chickenpox is a mild and common childhood illness that most children catch at some point.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of chickenpox

(03/02/2015)

The most commonly recognised chickenpox symptom is a red rash that can cover the entire body. You or your child may also have some mild flu-like symptoms.

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NHS Choices - Causes of chickenpox

(31/07/2014)

Chickenpox is caused by the varicella-zoster virus. You catch it by coming into contact with someone who is infected.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing chickenpox

(31/07/2014)

You or your child should not usually need any medical tests to diagnose chickenpox. You can be pretty sure that it is chickenpox if there are the key symptoms of a mild fever followed by an itchy rash, with blisters and scabs.

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NHS Choices - Caring for your child with chickenpox

(19/03/2015)

There is no cure for the virus that causes chickenpox but it usually clears up by itself without treatment. However, you can take steps to ease the symptoms.

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NHS Choices - Complications of chickenpox

(26/02/2015)

Complications of chickenpox are rare in healthy children. The most common complication is where the blisters become infected with bacteria.

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NHS Choices - Preventing the spread of chickenpox

(19/03/2015)

If you have chickenpox, stay off work and at home until you're no longer infectious, which is until the last blister has burst and crusted over. This usually happens five or six days after the rash begins.

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