A stronger immune system.

Your immune system is one for the most important systems in your body, it defends against viruses and bacteria. As we are in winter, you can help boost your immunity against those dreaded colds and flus! A common sense approach to healthy living – a diet high in fruits and vegies, whole grains, regular exercise, 8-10 glasses of water a…

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Flu Shot

SAVE TIME! GET THE FLU SHOT NO APPOINTMENT OR PRESCRIPTION NEEDED   Only $29.95 + UFS members receive 10% discount.  There’s no need to make a doctors appointment or hang around in waiting rooms. Drop into UFS and one of our trained UFS Pharmacists will do it for you – no bookings or prescription necessary!…

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Immunisation: not just for the kids

It can be hard to keep up with your immunisation, especially in your adult years. Mum won’t drag you to your appointment, you’ll have to make a voluntary trip this time – and aren’t immunisations expensive? Turns out they’re not. You wouldn’t want to break your arm if you could help it, so why risk…

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The Flu and you

Unlike the common cold, the flu virus can cause severe illness. Being able to identify symptoms and knowing where to find treatment can reduce the severity of the infection. Symptoms can be very similar to the common cold, such as fatigue, headaches, coughing, sneezing and runny noses. However, the flu can include more serious symptoms…

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Winter Wellness

Winter is well and truly upon us, and with it comes an onslaught of cold and flu viruses and bacteria. The best way to help protect yourself against these is through diet. The following foods help boost immunity: Citrus fruits – we all know citrus is high in Vitamin C, but it has a plethora…

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Cold Sores

No one likes having a cold sore; those annoying, tingly, painful little sores that often occur on the lips, or skin around our nose, mouth and chin. They are caused by the herpes simplex virus and approximately 90% of the population are infected. Whilst generally harmless, they can be irritating and unsightly. Cold sores are…

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Viral conjunctivitis

Previously we explained Bacterial Conjunctivitis and its characteristics, but conjunctivitis can also occur as a result of a viral infection.  Common symptoms of viral conjunctivitis include red eyes, a watery clear discharge and a feeling of something scratching your eye (what we call a “foreign body sensation”). If you have recently had tonsillitis, pharyngitis, laryngitis,…

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Immune boosting nutrients

Winter is here, and cold and flu season has well and truly arrived! Here are my top three picks to keep you healthy this season: Daily Vitamin C – the humble vitamin C offers a powerhouse of immune support & protects us from inflammation. It also allows us to cope better with stress by breaking…

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Autumn Sniffles

Coming into Autumn, staff at UFS pharmacies traditionally notice a change in the conditions that patients seek treatment for. For the next month, I will be concentrating on nasal congestion and colds, zinc testing, influenza and skin care. Colds are traditionally associated with winter, but can occur at any time through the year, and we…

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