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Allergic rhinitis (AR) is a common condition that can have a significant effect on sleep, concentration, learning, daily function and overall quality of life. It can also affect childhood behaviour …

This article focuses on the importance of the holistic skincare routine of cleansing, moisturising and photoprotection in alleviating signs and symptoms of acne, rosacea and atopic dermatitis and improving quality …

This article will explore the most recent treatment guidelines of acne, including the down-scheduling of adapalene. Pharmacists have an integral role in recommending effective, appropriate and evidence-based products that reduce …

The symptom of cough is one of the most common medical complaints presenting to a health professional. A pharmacist is well placed to assess the possible cause of a patient’s …

Complementary medicines can be beneficial in managing symptoms associated with a medically diagnosed overactive bladder. The herbal ingredients in these products have demonstrated benefits for relieving urinary frequency and can …

Pharmacists are ideally placed to support patient care by advising customers about the evidence, appropriate use and safety of complementary medicines for pain and inflammation. By Liesl Blott BPharm, BHSc …

As trusted healthcare professionals, pharmacists are well-placed to provide education and improve health literacy around influenza vaccination, ensuring each patient receives specific and personalised advice and is comfortable with their …

Vitamin D is essential for bone and muscle health. However, robust trials are needed to determine the full value of vitamin D aside from its action on muscles and bones. …

Living with chronic urticaria has many impositions on the patient, their family and their everyday life. A sound understanding of the condition is important for pharmacists to provide optimum advice …

As the most accessible healthcare professional, pharmacy teams can play a vital role in patients’ management of allergic rhinitis. By Chrysa Giannellis, consultant pharmacist and managing director, Hummingbird Pharmaceutical Consulting …

This article discusses how the management of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) can include over-the-counter (OTC) pharmacotherapies. It will review the available OTC treatment options for GORD, particularly the place of …

This article discusses the misconceptions about teething, delving into false beliefs that may be held by parents. It also reviews the recommended non-pharmacological and pharmacological strategies for managing teething symptoms, …