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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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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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