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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 Food allergy

NHS Choices - Introduction

(19/03/2015)

A food allergy is when the body's immune system reacts unusually to specific foods. Allergic reactions are often mild, but they can sometimes be very serious.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of a food allergy

(19/03/2015)

Symptoms of a food allergy include a raised, itchy red rash, swelling of the face, eyes, lips, tongue, and a shortness of breath.

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NHS Choices - Causes of a food allergy

(19/03/2015)

A food allergy is caused when your immune system mistakenly treats harmless proteins found in certain foods as a threat. It releases a number of chemicals, which then triggers an allergic reaction.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing food allergy

(19/03/2015)

If you think you or your child has a food allergy, make an appointment with your GP.

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NHS Choices - Living with a food allergy

(19/03/2015)

There is no cure for food allergies, although many children will grow out of certain ones, such as allergies to milk and eggs. The most effective way you can prevent symptoms is to remove the offending food (known as an allergen) from their diet.

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NHS Choices - Treating a food allergy

(19/03/2015)

Once you have been diagnosed as having a food allergy, you will receive advice about antihistamines, adrenaline and using an auto-injector.

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NHS Choices - Alexis' story

(02/05/2014)

Alexis Manning has been allergic to peanuts for most of his life

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NHS Choices - Jane's story

(02/05/2014)

Jane Bell is mother to Lilly, born in August 1997, who developed multiple allergies in her first few months of life. This is Jane and Lilly’s story.

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NHS Choices - 'Be vigilant in restaurants and other social functions'

(02/05/2014)

Sheila Coovrey from Bedfordshire, has lived with a fish allergy for most of her life.

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