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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 - Symptoms of vaginal thrush

(09/05/2014)

The symptoms of vaginal thrush are usually obvious and include itching and soreness around the vagina and pain during sex.

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NHS Choices - Causes of vaginal thrush

(25/07/2014)

Vaginal thrush is a yeast infection that is usually caused by a type of fungus known as Candida albicans.

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NHS Choices - Treating vaginal thrush

(26/01/2015)

For mild vaginal thrush, a short course of anti-thrush medicine may be recommended. It is usually taken for one to three days. Thrush creams, pessaries and tablets are often used.

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NHS Choices - Complications of vaginal thrush

(09/05/2014)

Complications of thrush include ineffective treatment, the thrush reoccurring, depression, sexual problems and penis problems in male partners.

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NHS Choices - Preventing vaginal thrush

(09/05/2014)

There are a number of self-help techniques you can try to help prevent it reoccurring, including washing your vagina with water and wearing cotton underwear.

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