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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 Conjunctivitis

NHS Choices - Introduction

(09/07/2014)

Conjunctivitis is a common condition that causes redness and inflammation of the thin layer of tissue that covers the front of the eye (the conjunctiva).

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of conjunctivitis

(16/04/2014)

The most common symptoms of conjunctivitis are red and watery eyes.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing conjunctivitis

(16/04/2014)

Your GP should be able to diagnose conjunctivitis by asking about your symptoms and examining your eyes.

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NHS Choices - Treating conjunctivitis

(01/08/2014)

Infective conjunctivitis usually clears up by itself. Allergic conjunctivitis can be treated with antihistamines.

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NHS Choices - Complications of conjunctivitis

(16/04/2014)

Complications from conjunctivitis are uncommon but can be serious such as meningitis, cellulitis, blood poisoning (septicaemia)

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