Allergy Season & Outdoor Exercise

Check out our tips for not letting the pollen count ruin your outdoor workout routine and force you indoors. While Summer is a lovely time of year, it unfortunately brings allergy season along with it. For those who suffer with seasonal allergies such as hay fever, it is the season of sneezes and puffy eyes. […]

CAREPLUS APP: Q&A

Download the CarePlus App today. Our new and improved app allows you to order your prescription with your local CarePlus Pharmacy, get advice via our Health & Wellness section, check your BMI on our calculator and locate your nearest CarePlus Pharmacy using our Store Locator. Download the app for free from the Apple Store or […]

BE SKINCARE AWARE: FREQUENT FLYING & UV PROTECTION

We all know protecting your skin against harmful UV rays is important. Getting exposed to too much of it will eventually lead to skin cancer and premature aging, so it is crucial that we make a conscious effort to slather on the SPF. But did you know that you’re at risk while you’re on a plane? While many of us assume that wearing […]

TRAVELLING WITH BABY: OUR TOP TIPS

Travelling with babies can be challenging, so we have compiled a list of tips that will hopefully make your first trip with your little one as pain-free and peaceful as possible. Pop a travel-friendly changing mat in your changing bag to use in public or airplane bathrooms. Also stash some large, resealable plastic bags in your car boot […]

BE SKINCARE AWARE: CHEMICAL VS PHYSICAL SPF

An important thing many people do not realise is that there are two different types of sunscreen – chemical and physical. THE FACTS As Summer rolls around again and the weather has started to warm up, sunscreen is back on the minds and agendas of many people. An important thing many people do not realise […]

EXAM SEASON: SELF-CARE TIPS

The end the school year is in sight, the weather is warming up (of course it is, you have exams) and summer days off are so close you could almost touch them. Exam Season can be a stressful time of year for students. Whether you are a college student or in secondary school it is […]

TOP TIPS FOR MANAGING ASTHMA & ASTHMA-FRIENDLY HOMES

In honour of Asthma Awareness Week 2019, we bring you some top tips for managing asthma and making your home a more asthma-friendly place. *Information adapted from the Asthma Society of Ireland TOP TIPS Know the 5 Step Rule for dealing with an asthma attack Take your medications as prescribed, even when you are well Use a written asthma action […]

WORLD ASTHMA DAY: HOW TO DEAL WITH AN ASTHMA ATTACK

Today, May 7th, marks World Asthma Day. Today, May 7th, marks World Asthma Day. In honour of this important occasion, we bring you the 5 Step Rule to managing an asthma attack, as well as some common symptoms. Informing yourself and sharing this information with those you know and love who suffer from asthma could […]

ALLERGY AWARENESS WEEK 2019: ALLERGY HYGIENE & PROBIOTICS

This Allergy Awareness Week 2019, we bring you the facts on allergy hygiene and probiotics, and tips to help sufferers out… This Allergy Awareness Week 2019, we bring you the facts on allergy hygiene and probiotics, and tips to help sufferers out this allergy season. Nasal Hygiene is very important to:  reduce allergies by removing allergic […]

HAY FEVER – EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW

Hay fever, or seasonal allergic rhinitis as it is known medically, is an allergic reaction to pollen and spores, the microscopic grains that plants, trees, grasses or fungi use for fertilisation. In spring, plant life comes into bloom and many forms of trees, grasses, fungi and flowers release pollen and spores in order to reproduce. […]