With the unpredictable Irish Winter weather, and the inevitable hectic few weeks leading in to Christmas, we often find ourselves feeling a little run down and fighting off a cold or flu on occassion. And if you're like us, you're often reaching for remedies to help you keep well and feel your best.
We've asked Brian Tynan, pharmacist and proprietor of Phelan's Pharmacy on Michael Street, to give us his top tips for staying well this Winter.
Get your Winter Flu and COVID vaccines
In winter, seasonal flu and COVID 19 can become a serious health concern for those at risk. Now is time to get your flu and COVID vaccines to protect yourself and your loved ones this season. Here at Phelan's Pharmacy, we offer a walk-in service with no appointment necessary.
Boost your immune system
Getting the right vitamins, minerals and probiotics goes a long way to boosting your immune system, but it's not always easy to know what you need. We recommend Berocca, Sona, Revive and Alflorex, but it's worth popping in to our expert pharmacy team so they can advise and recommend a vitamin supplement that's right for you.
Protect your skin from the cold weather
In the harsh Irish weather, our skin can take a bit of a beating, so we recommend picking up a great skin barrier cream to help protect your face, neck and hands. We love the La Roche Posay Cicaplast range. It is a multi-purpose miracle cream that soothes, repairs and protects skin from harsh weather and infection in one application. While you're in town, pop in and ask one of our in-store skincare experts about the range and they will help you to find just the right product for your skin.
Make sure your medicine box is stocked up with essentials
When aches and pains or a runny nose hit, it's worth having the right medicines to hand to help fight off infection before it takes hold. Whether that's Lemsip or Calpol, paracetamol tablets or cough and cold solutions like Benylin or Broncho Stop. We have all the essentials you need and are always happy to guide you with what's best for you and your family.
Help yourself to look and feel your best
Self care shouldn't be under-rated! When you look your best, you'll often feel your best too, resulting in more activity and movement as you get out and about, which can do your mind and body the world of good.
Whatever your self care of choice is, whether it's a home spa session with some of your favourite skin care products or a beauty and self-tanning regime before a night of dancing on the town, we highly recommend setting aside some you-time this busy festive season.
Phelan's pharmacy has been in existence for almost 100 years. A heritage business, founded by Sylvie Phelan, it was taken over by Brian Tynan M.P.S.I., in 2016.
At Phelan’s Pharmacy, healthcare is personal. Their staff are renowned for attending your every need with confidence, understanding and empathy. Central to this is their ability to carefully listen and understand so they can provide you with the best care possible.