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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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Articles in Scabies

NHS Choices - Introduction

(14/08/2014)

Scabies is a contagious skin condition caused by tiny mites that burrow into the skin.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of scabies

(14/08/2014)

The main symptoms of scabies are intense itching and a rash in areas of the body where mites have burrowed.

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NHS Choices - Causes of scabies

(14/08/2014)

Scabies is a skin condition caused by the parasite Sarcoptes scabiei.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing scabies

(14/08/2014)

Your GP will usually be able to diagnose scabies from the appearance of your skin and by looking for burrow marks made by the Sarcoptes scabiei mite.

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NHS Choices - Treating scabies

(14/08/2014)

See your GP immediately if you have scabies and haven't had a previous infection. Delaying treatment places other people at risk.

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NHS Choices - Complications of scabies

(14/08/2014)

A secondary infection and crusted scabies are two possible complications of scabies.

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