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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

(07/11/2014)

Otitis externa is a condition that causes inflammation (redness and swelling) of the external ear canal, which is the tube between the outer ear and eardrum.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of otitis externa

(24/02/2014)

Otitis externa can cause a number of different symptoms affecting the ear and the surrounding area.

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NHS Choices - Causes of otitis externa

(07/11/2014)

There are several different causes of otitis externa, as well as a number of things that make it more likely to occur.

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NHS Choices - Treating otitis externa

(24/02/2014)

Otitis externa can usually be treated effectively with ear drops prescribed by your GP and some simple self-care techniques.

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NHS Choices - Complications of otitis externa

(24/02/2014)

Although complications associated with otitis externa are uncommon, there is small risk of further problems developing.

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NHS Choices - Preventing otitis externa

(24/02/2014)

It's not always possible to prevent otitis externa, but there are several things you can do to reduce your risk of developing the condition.

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