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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 Scarlet fever

NHS Choices - Introduction

(17/04/2015)

Scarlet fever is a seasonal bacterial illness that mainly affects children. It results in a distinctive pink-red rash developing.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of scarlet fever

(17/04/2015)

Symptoms of scarlet fever usually take two to five days to appear after infection.

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NHS Choices - Treating scarlet fever

(17/04/2015)

Although most cases of scarlet fever disappear in about a week without treatment, treatment is recommended.

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NHS Choices - Complications of scarlet fever

(17/04/2015)

Most cases of scarlet fever cause no complications, particularly if the condition is properly treated.

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