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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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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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