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Some health tips from your pharmacy.

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Whether the sprain affects your ankle, knee or finger, the RICE method should always be used.

R Rest: Stop moving straight away. Immobilize the affected part of your body and do not put any weight on it.
I Ice: Cool the affected joint immediately! Wrap an ice bag or cold pack in a towel and place it on the affected joint.
Tip: if you don't have any ice, a damp cloth that has been soaked in cold water will also do the trick.
C Compression: Apply a compression dressing with elastic bandages. Important: Don’t fasten it too tightly!
E Elevation: Elevate the affected limb (above heart level).

These measures help to ensure that the damage to the injured joint is kept to the minimum. They can also help relieve pain and swelling.

Diarrhoea should be treated as quickly as possible as the loss of fluid and minerals can lead to circulatory problems and weakness, amongst other things. What should you do if you get diarrhoea? First of all, it is essential to keep up your intake of fluid and electrolytes. A diarrhoea remedy from your pharmacy can also help to prevent a further loss of fluid and stop the diarrhoea. It is also recommended to avoid eating heavy, stodgy foods if you have diarrhoea.

The same thing happens every year. For many people, allergy season starts in the spring. Sufferers react to pollen with sneezing attacks, a runny nose and itchy eyes. The symptoms can be so annoying that they can significantly affect your quality of life. In this context, doctors also often speak of allergic rhinitis, which literally means “allergic sniffles”.

There is a wide variety of treatments currently available for hay fever. Hay fever sufferers should follow the principle of “allergen avoidance”, i.e. avoiding contact with the pollen that triggers their allergies as far as possible. There is also a variety of hay fever remedies available to relieve the symptoms. The option of so-called "hyposensitisation" is also available. This is a long-term form of treatment and can help the immune system to “ become accustomed” to the allergens.