The latest research shows that 9 out of 10 women start out by breastfeeding their babies. Most women want to breastfeed. There is no doubt in any research that breast-feeding your child is the preferred option. Unfortunately, despite our wishes, hopes and efforts, sometimes breastfeeding doesn’t work out, and it is important that you are aware that we as LiveLife pharmacists and assistants are there to help guide these parents towards the most appropriate alternative for their baby.
Insect bites are a very common cause of over the counter consultations in pharmacy. Some bites last for minutes, some for an hour or two, but those that last longer are an allergy, and should be treated as such. Apart from biting insects irritating most of us at some time, the enjoyment of holidays can be seriously affected if bites and stings are not treated quickly and effectively. Treating symptoms with itch relieving local anaesthetic creams (eg Lignocaine ), while helpful, is not treating the cause of continual itch or discomfort—the allergy itself. Adding an itch reliever to a non sedating (non sleepy) anti allergy tablet or mixture is the optimal way to treat these little annoyances.