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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

(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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