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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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Articles in Pilonidal sinus

NHS Choices - Introduction

(03/12/2014)

A pilonidal sinus is a small hole or "tunnel" in the skin. It usually develops at the top of the cleft of the buttocks, where the buttocks separate.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of a pilonidal sinus

(02/12/2014)

A pilonidal sinus is a small hole or channel in the skin that most commonly occurs at the top of the cleft between your buttocks.

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NHS Choices - Causes of a pilonidal sinus

(03/12/2014)

The exact cause of pilonidal sinuses is unclear. It is generally thought they are caused by loose hairs that push into the skin.

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NHS Choices - Treating a pilonidal sinus

(02/12/2014)

Surgery is used if a pilonidal sinus becomes infected. If there is no infection, treatment may not be necessary.

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NHS Choices - Complications of a pilonidal sinus

(11/09/2011)

Find out what complications can occur as a result of surgery for a pilonidal sinus, such as the pilonidal sinus returning or an infection at the wound site.

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