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11/12/2020

Ibuprofen

Ibuprofen works by reducing hormones that signal pain and inflammation in the body. It is known as a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory, or NSAID for short. Typically, Ibuprofen works best for period pain or tooth pain. Some people may find it also helps relieve a bad back. We’ve put together a selection of articles on managing pain associated with conditions like Migraines, Tension headaches, Muscular problems and many more which might help you improve and manage your condition. Ibuprofen is available in many different formulations, for example as a gel for the... Read More

11/12/2020

Paracetamol

Paracetamol is perhaps the most common and cost-effective method of pain relief and as such, it is often underestimated for its painkilling abilities. Paracetamol is just of several over the counter painkillers you buy. we have created some pages to help you understand pain relief, and some of the common pain conditions, like migraines that can affect peoples daily lives. Paracetamol is perhaps the most common and cost-effective method of pain relief and as such, it is often underestimated for its painkilling abilities. It seems to work by blocking chemicals... Read More

08/09/2020

What Causes Coughs & How To Treat Them

Coughing is a reflex the body uses in order to clear the airways of irritants such as mucus, foreign particles, microbes and fluids. Coughs are often a symptom of cold and flu and are not routinely treated with antibiotics. The cough reflex can be both voluntary or involuntary and is usually described as either dry or chesty. Dry Coughs – No phlegm (mucus) is produced and feels like a constant tickle at the back of the throat. This tickle is due to inflammation and the body misinterprets this as a... Read More

27/08/2020

Flu (Influenza) : The Symptoms & How To Treat It

What is Influenza? Similarly, to the common cold, the flu (Influenza) is also caused by a virus that affects the respiratory tract (nose, throat and lungs). The flu is caused by the influenza virus and the symptoms experienced are more severe and long-lasting than those of a cold. The virus is spread mainly through air droplets through talking, coughing or sneezing. Symptoms usually appear from one to four days after exposure to the virus and can last for up to 1 to 2 weeks. The effects of the flu can... Read More

27/08/2020

The Common Cold & How To Treat It

What causes the common cold? The common cold is caused by a virus (rhinoviruses) that affects your upper respiratory tract. Symptoms usually start within 2 to 3 days of being exposed to the virus and tend to resolve within 7 to 10 days. The virus usually enters the body through the mouth or nasal passages and can be easily transmitted to others through touch or respiratory droplets from sneezing or coughing. Antibiotics cannot be used to treat a cold as it is caused by a virus and not bacteria. Symptoms:... Read More

29/07/2020

Travelpharm’s Complete Guide To Hay Fever

What is Hay Fever? Hay fever, also known as allergic rhinitis, occurs when the lining of the nasal cavity is inflamed. This then leads to many symptoms which can have a significant impact on an individual’s quality of life. Although hay fever most commonly occurs seasonally, it can also affect many people all year round (perennially). What causes it? Hay fever is caused when the body is exposed to certain harmless allergens such as pollen or house dust mites. The body’s immune system mistakenly identifies these allergens as harmful and... Read More

Painful throat 14/07/2020

Sore Throats: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatments to Know

Under normal circumstances, no one really enjoys getting sick. But in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s understandable that you’d do everything you can to avoid becoming ill.  Prevention is worth a pound of cure, which is why most of us are being so diligent about washing our hands and staying at least six feet from others in public. However, we can’t always correctly identify which situations pose a high risk to our health. And since all it really takes is one person to spread a bacterial infection, we... Read More

14/07/2020

Sunscreen, Does It Stop You Tanning And Will It Block Vitamin D?

Depending on when you read this, Summer is probably on its way, and it’s that great time of the year when everything is starting to warm up and we think about sunscreen and sun protection, or at least I hope you do! But what exactly is sunscreen, how does it work, will it stop you tanning and most importantly does sunscreen block Vitamin D production? Well, our expert pharmacist Mr Andrew Walton has the answers for you so that you can enjoy the sun safely, but before we do I’ll... Read More

16/04/2019
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How Diet Affects Sleep Quality

Have you ever considered that your diet might be the reason you are having trouble sleeping? While most of us will struggle with sleep at some point in our lives, the usual factors are health or stress related. But did you also know that your diet can also have a big effect on your sleep? If you haven’t done so already, check out our relaxation guide or visit our sleep disturbance page. How Diet Affects Sleep Quality A healthy diet is important for many aspects of health. But one aspect you... Read More