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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 Hand, foot and mouth disease

NHS Choices - Introduction

(05/12/2014)

Hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) is a viral infection that can affect young children.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of hand, foot and mouth disease

(10/03/2014)

Symptoms of hand, foot and mouth include mouth ulcers, a high temperature and a painless skin rash.

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NHS Choices - Causes of hand, foot and mouth disease

(10/03/2014)

Hand, foot and mouth disease is usually caused by the coxsackie A virus, although it can also be caused by the enterovirus 71 or other types of coxsackie viruses.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing hand, foot and mouth disease

(10/03/2014)

Your GP should be able to make a diagnosis of hand, foot and mouth disease by asking you about your child’s symptoms and examining their skin

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NHS Choices - Treating hand, foot and mouth disease

(24/12/2014)

There is no specific treatment for hand, foot and mouth disease. The condition usually clears up by itself without treatment after 7-10 days.

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NHS Choices - Complications of hand, foot and mouth disease

(10/03/2014)

Complications of hand, foot and mouth disease are rare but they could include dehydration or a secondary skin infection.

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