Entries by Karen O'Neill

2 Most Common Reasons People Avoid The Flu Vaccine

Getting your flu vaccine, is now more convenient than ever before. Ever chat with your friends about the flu vaccine? Do you all get it? If not, why? In January 2017, the Health Service Executive issued a statement indicating that uptake on the vaccine was “nowhere near” where it ought to be. Why do you […]

Cystitis and UTI’s

Cystitis is a common lower urinary tract infection (UTI). It is inflammation of the bladder or urethra and is more common in women than men. It is usually mild and resolves within 5 to 7 days without treatment with antibiotics. Cystitis can be extremely painful and uncomfortable, therefore our pharmacists would highly recommend that actions are […]

Does My Child Have Head Lice?

Most people will experience trying to tackle head lice. In our Haven pharmacies, we often meet parents who have taken every precaution available to them and are stunned when their child still manages to catch head lice. We also know that sometimes, upon receiving a letter from school, you might start to convince yourself that […]


Constipation is a common complaint. It occurs when bowel motions become harder or drier than normal and are difficult to pass or when you are having fewer bowel movements than your regular pattern. Bowel habit is very much an individual pattern and there is a large amount of variance. For some people, a daily bowel […]

Everything You Need to Know About Cold Sores

Many of us will never experience a cold sore, but for those of us who develop them regularly, trust us – you are not missing out! The good news is, our Haven pharmacists have put together all of the information you need about cold sores, where they come from, how they spread and how to […]

Everything You Need to Know About the Common Cold

Ever wonder why the symptoms of a cold tend to vary greatly? That’s because the common cold is caused by any one of more than two hundred viruses! Adults tend to get two to four colds a year but children (especially preschoolers) may have up to eight to ten colds annually. Both adults and children […]

Baby Care – Looking After Your Little Ones

Ever feel like there are just so many things to look out for with a new baby that you don’t know where to start? It can be really overwhelming. Firstly, you’re doing a great job! So don’t worry and be kind to yourself. Secondly, our expert pharmacists have gone to the trouble of listing out […]

Haven Awards 2017

On Saturday 2nd December we celebrated our 4th Haven Awards Night. Held in the luxurious Mount Wolseley Estate in Co. Carlow, the night endeavored to extend our appreciation and recognition for the hard work, dedication, customer service, professional excellence and care demonstrated by pharmacists, technicians and staff in all the independent Haven pharmacies in our co-op. […]