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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

(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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