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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 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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