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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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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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