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In this weeks Topic and in advance of our Catheter Clinic next Tuesday 24th, here is Part 1 of some great information about Intermittent Self Catheterisation and how the Clinic can help

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Intermittent Self Catheterisation   Intermittent Self Catheterisation is passing a small tube, called a catheter, into the bladder, to allow the urine to flow out of the bladder. The catheter, which is soaked in normal cold tap water for 30 seconds to activate the special coating, is easy to use, and does not cause any damage to your bladder or urethra, even if this is performed over a long period of time.   Why do I have to perform ISC? The reasons why your bladder cannot empty properly, and you may have to perform ISC are: The result of an...

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On your Back to School series, here's a preview of next weeks Topic article in which Whelehans staff, offer tips and helpful advice on managing and preventing Head Lice

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Screen children routinely for Head Lice   Pharmacist Eamonn Brady of Whelehans Pharmacies urges parents to screen children routinely for head lice every week when they return to school. Eamonn advises early detection reduces the spread of the infection within schools and helps reduce the scale of the outbreaks, which can be distressing for children, parents and teachers. Eamonn explains while prevention products like tea tree may reduce risk of headlice, there is no way of 100% guaranteeing a child will not get head lice; the earlier their presence on the head is detected, the easier it is to get...

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In todays Topic and in advance of our fantastic Skin Scanning event tomorrow 8th Aug, some great information on how a skin scan can help you find the ideal solution to keeping your face at the perfect moisture level

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Do you suffer from dry or tight skin on your face? Get a free skin scanning consultation and discover the best solution   If you suffer from tightness of your skin on your face, you are not alone. It affects both men and women. A lot of people find they get tightness especially around the forehead area. Moisturisation is key to relieve this tightness. Any type of moisturisation is important to keep your skin from drying out; however, some people find it harder to get relief from that “tight” feeling so I will name a couple of products that our...

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CBD Capsules now available at Whelehans

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CBD in CAPSULE form   CBD in CAPSULE form is now available from Whelehans Pharmacy’s   Below is the list the potential benefits CBD is thought to have but more research is needed to prove these.   Benefits of CBD: Natural Anti-inflammatory by preventing autoimmune response thus reducing inflammation Helps reduce chronic pain by reducing nerve signals. Help mood disorders like anxiety, depression and panic attacks through its effect on receptors in the brain. Help ease insomnia and sleep problems Helps ease Irritable Bowel Syndrome through a natural anti-spasmodic action May help ease seizures in epilepsy.   Gelpell® capsules Developed...

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Polypharmacy is the prescribing of too many unnecessary or inappropriate medicines. In todays Topic, Eamonn concludes his discussion with a Dementia case study that highlights the issue perfectly

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Case Study in poly-pharmacy: Dementia   Polypharmacy is the prescribing of too many unnecessary or inappropriate medicines. Medications used to treat cardiovascular conditions (mainly high blood pressure and heart disease) are the most common medications contributing to polypharmacy.  In this article, I specifically deal with dementia and the often-numerous medication prescribed to control its symptoms has on a person’s health. My experience of dementia is that is has such a profound effect on both physical and mental health that few other conditions leads to polypharmacy (numerous medication prescribed) over such a short period of time.   Dementia’s impact on health...

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