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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

(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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