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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 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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