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Get Active in 2019: Tips to achieve your New Year’s fitness goals

Getting more active is one of the most common New Year’s Resolutions made every January, as thousands look to spark a positive change in their well being and shed their holiday pounds. Gyms around the country reach their peak capacity as members new and old arrive full of motivation and ambition, yet many find it... Read more >

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Wheezing or Sneezing? Ask A Pharmacist with Jane Brennan

Jane Brennan of Life Pharmacy Donabate answers some of the most commonly asked questions about cold & flu. Why are a cold and flu so prevalent in winter? Flu and the common cold circulate more at this time of year especially in areas with larger groups, for example in workplaces and schools. It’s not too late to get... Read more >

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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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NHS Choices - Introduction

(17/04/2014)

Urticaria – also known as hives, welts or nettle rash – is a raised, itchy rash that appears on the skin.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of urticaria

(01/08/2014)

The main symptom of urticaria is a red, raised, itchy rash. The rash is made up of raised marks in the skin, known as weals or hives.

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NHS Choices - Causes of urticaria

(17/04/2014)

Urticaria occurs when histamine and other chemicals are released from under the skin's surface, causing the tissues to swell.

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NHS Choices - Treating urticaria

(17/04/2014)

Most cases of urticaria don't need treatment because the symptoms are usually mild and often get better within a few days.

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NHS Choices - Complications of urticaria

(17/04/2014)

Around half of people with persistent (chronic) urticaria and a quarter of people with short-term (acute) urticaria also develop a related condition called angioedema.

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