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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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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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