Post Tagged with: "Dr Caitlin"

Dr Caitlin: Viral Rashes And What They Mean

Dr Caitlin: Viral Rashes And What They Mean

October 14, 2017 at 10:16 am Comments are Disabled

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre in St Brendan’s Park on viral rashes… Many viral infections can cause a rash in addition to other symptoms. Rashes are very common with viral infections, especially in young children. It is very important to make sure the rash is not part of […]

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Dr Caitlin: All You Need To Know About Sinusitis

Dr Caitlin: All You Need To Know About Sinusitis

October 7, 2017 at 9:47 am Comments are Disabled

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre in St Brendan’s Park on sinusitis… Acute sinusitis is a sinus infection which usually goes away on its own without treatment. There are various treatments that may help to ease symptoms. Antibiotic medicines are only sometimes needed. Complications are uncommon but include persistent […]

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Dr Caitlin: The Causes, Symptoms And Treatment Of Cataracts

Dr Caitlin: The Causes, Symptoms And Treatment Of Cataracts

September 30, 2017 at 10:34 am Comments are Disabled

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre in St Brendan’s Park on the problem of cataracts… What is a cataract?  Cataract is the word used to describe an area of increasing cloudiness in the lens of the eye — the lens of the eye is located behind the iris (the […]

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Dr Caitlin: Lupus

Dr Caitlin: Lupus

September 2, 2017 at 10:18 am 1 comment

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre in St Brendan’s Park on Lupus… What is Lupus? Lupus is the Latin for wolf, and the medical condition known as Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (or SLE) takes its name from the fact that it can cause a facial rash, which crudely resembles the […]

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Dr Caitlin: The Symptoms And Treatment Of Vaginal Dryness

Dr Caitlin: The Symptoms And Treatment Of Vaginal Dryness

August 26, 2017 at 12:39 pm Comments are Disabled

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre in St Brendan’s Park on vaginal dryness… It’s a problem that can affect any woman; although after the menopause it is very common, affecting over half of post-menopausal women. The symptoms may include dryness, discomfort during sex and urinary symptoms, but these can […]

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Dr Caitlin: The Symptoms, Causes And Treatment Of Anaemia

Dr Caitlin: The Symptoms, Causes And Treatment Of Anaemia

August 19, 2017 at 10:22 am Comments are Disabled

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre in St Brendan’s Park on anaemia… What is anaemia? Anaemia is a condition caused by a lack of red blood cells. It means that the body’s tissues and organs cannot get enough oxygen. Red blood cells are given their colour by a red […]

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Dr Caitlin: A Guide To Safer Sex

Dr Caitlin: A Guide To Safer Sex

August 12, 2017 at 10:52 am Comments are Disabled

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre in St Brendan’s Park on practising safer sex and avoiding STIs… “Safer sex” usually refers to having sex in a way which reduces your risks of catching a sexually transmitted infection. Although sex should be an enjoyable activity, it can put you at […]

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Dr Caitlin: The Reasons For Immunisation

Dr Caitlin: The Reasons For Immunisation

July 8, 2017 at 10:56 am Comments are Disabled

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre in St Brendan’s Park, on immunisations…  What is immunisation? Immunisation is the use of a vaccine to protect against a disease. Vaccination is simple, safe and effective. The risks of having these diseases are far greater than the risk of any minor side effects […]

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Dr Caitlin: The Problem Of Fungal Nail Infections

Dr Caitlin: The Problem Of Fungal Nail Infections

June 10, 2017 at 3:50 pm 1 comment

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre in St Brendan’s Park on fungal nail infections… Fungal infection of nails (tinea unguium) is common. The infection causes thickened and unsightly nails which sometimes become painful. Medication often works well to clear the infection but you need to take medication for several […]

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Dr Caitlin: Bone Marrow Transplants And How They Work

Dr Caitlin: Bone Marrow Transplants And How They Work

April 22, 2017 at 9:55 am Comments are Disabled

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre in St Brendan’s Park on Bone Marrow transplants… What is bone marrow? Bone marrow is a blood-based substance that can be found inside the body’s hollow bones. Marrow produces platelets, the red and white blood cells that form the basis of the body’s […]

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Dr Caitlin: How To Keep Blood Pressure Under Control

Dr Caitlin: How To Keep Blood Pressure Under Control

March 4, 2017 at 10:50 am 1 comment

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre, St Brendan’s Park, offers advice on getting high blood pressure under control… Blood pressure is a measure of the force that the blood applies to the walls of the arteries as it flows through them. It’s normal for blood pressure to increase when you […]

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Dr Caitlin: The Risk Factors For Osteoporosis

Dr Caitlin: The Risk Factors For Osteoporosis

February 25, 2017 at 11:12 am Comments are Disabled

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre in St Brendan’s Park on Osteoporosis… Osteoporosis means porous bones. It is a silent disease that is usually not diagnosed until a fracture/s (broken bone/s) occurs. Bone is a living tissue that is constantly being removed and replaced. As we get older, more […]

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Dr Caitlin: The Problem Of Sensitive Teeth

Dr Caitlin: The Problem Of Sensitive Teeth

February 18, 2017 at 10:03 am Comments are Disabled

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre in St Brendan’s Park on the problem of sensitive teeth… Sensitive Teeth is one of the most common complaints to dentists – pain or discomfort when your teeth are exposed to stimuli such as cold or hot drinks, cold air and sweet foods. […]

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Dr Caitlin: The Frustration Of Constipation

Dr Caitlin: The Frustration Of Constipation

January 29, 2017 at 10:04 am Comments are Disabled

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre, St Brendan’s Park, gives advice on treatment of constipation… Constipation has varied meanings for different people. Stools may be too hard or too small for some, while for others defecation is too difficult or infrequent. In constipation, a change in your bowel habits […]

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Dr Caitlin: What Causes Hair Loss And Treatment For It

Dr Caitlin: What Causes Hair Loss And Treatment For It

January 14, 2017 at 10:28 am Comments are Disabled

Dr Caitlin O’Connor, of Tralee Medical Centre in St Brendan’s Park, on hair loss which causes concern for many men and women… What is the normal cycle of hair growth and loss? The normal cycle of hair growth lasts for two to six years. Each hair grows approximately 1 cm (less […]

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Dr Caitlin: The Different Methods Of Contraception (Part 5)

Dr Caitlin: The Different Methods Of Contraception (Part 5)

November 12, 2016 at 9:35 am Comments are Disabled

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre in St Brendan’s Park, has been describing some methods of contraception over the past few weeks. In the fourth part, she goes through some more available… Contraceptive Patch What is it? The contraceptive patch is a thin, beige patch, about the size of a […]

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Dr Caitlin: The Different Methods Of Contraception (Part 2)

Dr Caitlin: The Different Methods Of Contraception (Part 2)

October 29, 2016 at 2:17 pm Comments are Disabled

Last week, Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre in St Brendan’s Park, described some methods of contraception. In the second part, she goes through some more available… Contraception (birth control) aims to prevent pregnancy. There are many different methods and your choice of contraceptive method will depend on your […]

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