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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 Earwax

NHS Choices - Introduction

(10/03/2014)

Earwax is a waxy material that is produced by glands inside the ear. Earwax cleans, lubricates and protects the lining of the ear by trapping dirt and repelling water.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of earwax build-up

(10/03/2014)

Earwax does not usually cause any problems, but if it builds up, it can result in a blocked ear, pain and hearing loss.

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NHS Choices - Causes of earwax build-up

(10/03/2014)

If you produce a lot of earwax you're more likely to develop a blockage in your ear than someone who only produces a small amount.

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NHS Choices - Treating earwax build-up

(07/04/2014)

In most cases, earwax falls out on its own, but if it's completely blocking your ear canal and causing hearing loss it may need to be removed.

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NHS Choices - Complications of earwax build-up

(10/03/2014)

There are several complications that can occur as a result of impacted earwax or ear irrigation.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing earwax

(10/03/2014)

Tests aren't needed to see if you have earwax. If you have a history of recurrent earwax problems, you'll probably know when you have another build-up of earwax.

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