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Alflorex & IBS

Approximately one in five people in Ireland have a problem with irritable bowels, particularly people in their 20s and 30s. Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a long-term condition of the digestive system. The exact cause of IBS is not known but experts believe it is...

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What is Thrush?

Thrush or vaginal candidiasis is a fungal infection of the vulva and vagina. The most frequent symptoms of infection are itching, burning and irritation of the vagina and/or vulva. Don't worry or be embarrassed about having thrush, as thrush is more common than you...

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Don’t get Stung (or Bitten!) this Summer

Insect bites and stings mostly cause minor pain and irritation. This can be treated using over the counter remedies. In rare cases of a severe allergic reaction to stings, which can lead to breathing difficulties, urgent medical treatment should be sought. If someone...

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Holiday Essentials

Holiday time! Just make sure to be prepared and stock up on all of your holiday essentials and you will be ready for the sun in no time. Here is our Pharmacist Claire’s checklist to make sure you don’t forget anything: Sun Protection: sun cream, after sun and...

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Skin Care in the Sun

Who else bears all clothes the second the sun comes out in order to deny their natural, organic paleness? It must be an Irish thing, whereby we try soaking up all the rays for the few days of sunshine each year in a fear of never reaching our optimum tan level. With...

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Hate Hay Fever?

Ahhh summer is here! What do you love about summer? Is it the sunshine? The beach? The Smell of fresh cut grass? How about Itchy eyes? An unlimited tissue supply and a reluctance to go outdoors? At this time of year, while many people may be enjoying the warmer,...

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How to Treat Head Lice

Head lice are tiny, wingless insects that live in the hair, close to the scalp, and feed on blood from the scalp. Tiny eggs (nits) are laid close to the root of the hair and are stuck tightly to the hair making them difficult to remove. Symptoms of infestation...

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