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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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Ask a Pharmacist – Colm Kennelly

Life Pharmacy’s Managing Pharmacist Colm Kennelly explains all about seasonal flu and how the flu vaccine works – featured in the Irish Independent’s ‘Mother & babies’ supplement 3 October 2018. This month sees the start of the annual Flu Vaccine campaign and Pharmacists all over the country will be providing the vaccine to patients – many of us... Read more >

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Articles in Seasonal allergic rhinitis

NHS Choices - Introduction

(14/05/2015)

Hay fever is a common allergic condition that affects up to one in five people at some point in their life.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of hay fever

(14/05/2015)

Hay fever symptoms vary in severity and your symptoms may be worse some years than others, depending on the pollen count.

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NHS Choices - Causes of hay fever

(17/02/2014)

Hay fever is caused by pollen. When pollen comes into contact with the lining of your mouth, nose, eyes and throat, they trigger an allergic reaction.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing hay fever

(17/02/2014)

Your GP should be able to diagnose hay fever from a description of your symptoms. In some cases, you may be referred for allergy testing.

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NHS Choices - Treating hay fever

(07/08/2014)

Treatments for hay fever include antihistamines, corticosteroids and decongestants.

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NHS Choices - Complications of hay fever

(10/07/2014)

Hay fever can have a considerable negative impact on work, home and social life.

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NHS Choices - Preventing hay fever

(17/02/2014)

To treat hay fever you can take steps to limit your exposure to pollen or spores.

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NHS Choices - Lisa's story

(14/07/2014)

Lisa Miles, from Kent, tried several different treatments before she found the right one for her. She tells how she relieves her hay fever symptoms. 

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