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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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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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