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Get Active in 2019: Tips to achieve your New Year’s fitness goals

Getting more active is one of the most common New Year’s Resolutions made every January, as thousands look to spark a positive change in their well being and shed their holiday pounds. Gyms around the country reach their peak capacity as members new and old arrive full of motivation and ambition, yet many find it... Read more >

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Wheezing or Sneezing? Ask A Pharmacist with Jane Brennan

Jane Brennan of Life Pharmacy Donabate answers some of the most commonly asked questions about cold & flu. Why are a cold and flu so prevalent in winter? Flu and the common cold circulate more at this time of year especially in areas with larger groups, for example in workplaces and schools. It’s not too late to get... Read more >

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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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Articles in Herpes simplex virus

NHS Choices - Introduction

(15/04/2014)

Cold sores are small blisters that usually develop on the lips or around the mouth. They are caused by the herpes simplex virus.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of cold sores

(15/04/2014)

You will not usually have any symptoms when you first develop the herpes simplex virus (a primary infection). An outbreak of cold sores may occur sometime later.

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NHS Choices - Causes of cold sores

(15/04/2014)

Cold sores are usually caused by the herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1). Occasionally, they can also be caused by the herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2).

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NHS Choices - Treating cold sores

(15/04/2014)

Cold sores usually clear up without treatment within 7 to 10 days. Antiviral creams can be used to ease your symptoms and speed up the healing time.

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NHS Choices - Complications of cold sores

(27/11/2014)

Infections caused by the cold sore virus are often mild and usually disappear without treatment. However, in rare cases, they can cause complications.

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NHS Choices - Preventing cold sores

(15/04/2014)

It is not possible to prevent infection with the herpes simplex virus or outbreaks of cold sores, but you can take steps to minimise the spread of infection.

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