Health Advice

Latest from blog

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 >

Read more

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 >

Read more

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 >

Read more

Life Pharmacy Ireland – Live Better

Bringing you the best health advice for your family

Articles in Herpes, genital

NHS Choices - Introduction

(08/10/2014)

Genital herpes is caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV) type 1 or type 2. It causes painful blisters to appear on the genitals and the surrounding areas.

read more

NHS Choices - Symptoms of genital herpes

(17/10/2014)

Most people with the herpes simplex virus (HSV) do not experience any symptoms of genital herpes when they are first infected.

read more

NHS Choices - Causes of genital herpes

(07/10/2014)

Genital herpes is caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV). The virus is very contagious and spreads from one person to another through skin-to-skin contact.

read more

NHS Choices - Diagnosing genital herpes

(07/10/2014)

If you think that you may have genital herpes for the first time (primary infection), you should visit your local genitourinary medicine (GUM) clinic as soon.

read more

NHS Choices - Treating genital herpes

(07/10/2014)

Treatment for genital herpes will depend on whether you have the infection for the first time (a primary infection) or whether you have a recurrent infection.

read more

NHS Choices - Complications of genital herpes

(15/12/2014)

The herpes virus can pose problems during pregnancy and may be passed to the baby. The blisters caused by HSV can also become infected by other bacteria.

read more

NHS Choices - Preventing genital herpes

(15/12/2014)

The following advice can help to prevent the herpes simplex virus (HSV) spreading to others. If you have genital herpes, you should avoid having sex.

read more

NHS Choices - "It doesn't stop me from doing anything I used to do"

(17/10/2014)

Real story of a young woman's experience of having genital herpes.

read more