Fergus Brennan

Footcare

In this section we are going to discuss some of the most common foot conditions that we encounter in Brennans, including some background information and what advice we would give to manage and/or treat each of these conditions. Verucca Verrucas are a type of warts that are usually found at the sole of the foot. …

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Sore throat

Sore throats are very common and usually nothing to worry about. They normally get better by themselves within a week. Sore throats may be a symptom of an illness which may have been caused by viruses (like cold and flu). Very occasionally they can be caused by bacteria i.e Streptococcus A (Strep throat). Sore throats …

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Pain management

Pain is an unpleasant sensory and  emotional experience, it is designed to alert the body to actual or potential tissue damage. Fortunately the majority of pain we experience is caused by minor conditions/ illnesses and can be treated very quickly and effectively. The most common types of pain we help treat in our patients are Headache, …

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Coughs and colds

What causes coughs and colds and what are the symptoms? Most coughs and colds are caused by viruses. Many different viruses can infect the nose and throat. They are passed on by coughing and sneezing the virus into the air. An average pre-school and primary school child has 3-8 coughs or colds per year. Sometimes …

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Asthma

Asthma is the most common chronic respiratory condition in Ireland. It causes occasional breathing difficulties including wheeze, breathlessness, chest tightness and cough. It affects people of all ages but usually begins in childhood, although some children can grow out of the condition. Asthma is also linked to various other conditions like eczema, hay fever and …

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Allergies and hayfever

What is an allergy? Some allergic reactions are mild and harmless, but others are severe and potentially life-threatening (anaphylaxis). Fortunately these very severe allergic reactions are quite rare and you would be extremely unlucky to develop one. Some people have allergic reactions to simple things like dust, pollen, pet hair or food (i.e. peanuts) How …

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First aid

What is First Aid? First aid is the treatment given to an injured or sick person after an accident or incident. Our pharmacists can give you the information you need on providing first aid care if ever an accident were to happen. We can also provide information on various products available in our pharmacies to …

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