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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 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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