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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 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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