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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 Tonsillitis

NHS Choices - Introduction

(08/04/2015)

Tonsillitis is inflammation of the tonsils. It's usually caused by a viral infection or, less commonly, a bacterial infection.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of tonsillitis

(11/04/2014)

A sore throat is the main symptom of tonsillitis. Your tonsils will be red and swollen and your throat may be very painful.

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NHS Choices - Causes of tonsillitis

(11/04/2014)

Most cases of tonsillitis are caused by viral infections. It can also be caused by bacterial infections, particularly group A streptococcus bacteria.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing tonsillitis

(11/04/2014)

See your GP if you think you or your child has tonsillitis. They will examine your or your child's throat and ask some questions about the symptoms.

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NHS Choices - Complications of tonsillitis

(11/04/2014)

It's rare for complications to occur as a result of tonsillitis but they can include a middle ear infection, quinsy and obstructive sleep apnoea.

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NHS Choices - "For us, the benefits of tonsillectomy far outweighed the risks"

(14/07/2014)

Tessa Hughes, from Brixton in London, had a tonsillectomy when she was 15 after having chronic tonsillitis.

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