Lifting the lid on eye care

There are many minor eye conditions that are associated with the changing winter weather, such as dry eye. However, one condition that can also cause…

Coughs, colds & flus

Whilst covid has dominated the healthcare landscape since last year, the perennnial problem of coughs, colds and flu has not gone away Cold or influenza…

Suffer the children…

Infant pain is distressing not only for the child, but also for parents and carers. However, pharmacists play an important role in relieving symptoms. Over…

The road to recovery in Rosacea

A clinical overview of Roscrea, including subtypes and treatment and the potential to confuse it with other conditions. Rosacea is an inflammatory skin disease causing…

Boning – up on Osteoprosis

A clinical overview of the causes, symtoms and treatment of the debilitating condition osteoporosis. Osteoporosis literally means ‘porous bones’. It is a condition where bones…

A not-so-silent killer

A clinical overview of diagnosis, treatment and management of COPD, The second-leading cause of respiratory death in Ireland. The main symptom of chronic obstructive pulmonary…

Focus on Foot Care

Eamonn Brady MPSI provides an overview of some of the more common foot conditions that present in the pharmacy In this article, I discuss three…

Overview of Coeliac Disease

A clinical overview of the causes, diagnosis and management of coeliac disease Coeliac disease (CD) is a serious illness that affects both adults and children.…

Oral & Dental care

Pharmacists are one of the most accessible parts of the health service and are in an ideal position to support dentists in helping patients to…

Controlling Cholesterol

A clinical overview of the importance of controlling cholesterol levels to prevent atherosclerosis, heart attacks and strokes Cholesterol is a lipid (fat). It is manufactured…

Focus on Rheumatoid Arthritis

Eamonn Brady MPSI looks at the clinical considerations in treating rheumatoid arthritis Arthritis is a general term used for the condition; however, there are over…

Management of Allergic Rhinitis

Eamonn Brady MPSI provides an overview of allergic rhinitis, including diagnosis and treatment options Allergic rhinitis is inflammation of the nasal passages caused by an allergen,…

Managing wounds at home

Eamonn Brady MPSI outlines some of the basic main factors to be considered in wound care at home I will discuss three types of wounds…