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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 Shingles

NHS Choices - Introduction

(05/12/2014)

Shingles, also known as herpes zoster, is an infection of a nerve and the skin around it. It is caused by the varicella-zoster virus.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of shingles

(10/07/2014)

An episode of shingles typically lasts around two to four weeks. The main symptoms are pain, followed by a rash.

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NHS Choices - Causes of shingles

(10/07/2014)

Shingles is caused by the reactivation of the varicella-zoster virus, which is the virus that causes chickenpox.

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NHS Choices - Treating shingles

(10/07/2014)

There is no cure for shingles, but treatment can help ease your symptoms until the condition improves.

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NHS Choices - Complications of shingles

(05/03/2015)

Complications can sometimes occur as a result of shingles. They are more likely if you have a weakened immune system or are elderly.

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