Health area - Farmacia Alghero

Health is our priority

At the basis of our work we have clear and precise slogan: health is our priority. Your health is important to us and in all the activities and projects of the pharmacy we always keep this in mind with the aim of helping to improve the quality of life.

Personal fulfilment contributes to physical and mental wellbeing – this is a proven truth. Begin to clearly define your goals, identify your motivation to reach them and above all confidently trust in your abilities (which are much more than what you realize).

“The life that you want is the only one that you will have” Giovanna Giuffredi

Care of your baby

Stuffy nose, a nuisance for toddlers

The tiny nasal cavity of an infant can easily become blocked – and a baby is not capable of clearing its own nose.

It is therefore essential to flush out the nasal passage thereby clearing the mucus and removing allergens and infectious agents.

Your baby’s safety at home

It’s important to take various measures to ensure that infants are not exposed to risks (such as suffocation, poisoning, falls, burns, electrocution, drowning ...) and do not sustain any injuries, which at that age are far from uncommon.

Children, holidays, safety

When you go on holiday it’s important to remember that infants are more exposed to the risks and problems that the heat can bring, insects, infectious diseases and so on. Some measures are needed to eliminate or mitigate the risks.

Lice: keep them out of your hair

Statistics tell us that in schools one in every ten people has lice.

Preventing or getting rid of these pesky insects is simple: we should act in a rational and determined way, without hiding the problem, which doesn’t create any embarrassment.

Pregnancy and health

A healthier pregnancy, through proper diet

The diet of a pregnant woman must be correct and balanced: this is essential for the proper development of the fetus. Furthermore, dietary needs vary with the stages of gestation.

Breastfeeding: beneficial for mother and baby

The baby obtains substances from breast milk that are not present in artificial substitutes. It is therefore useful to prolong breastfeeding for up to 30 months to bring short and long term benefits to both baby and mother.

Caesarean section: only when you really need it

Childbirth is a natural process and it needn’t follow the current unhealthy tendency towards a surgical intervention. In many cases today, especially in our country, a caesarean section is carried out without any real health reasons. It is useful to be aware of the facts.

Cesarean delivery is not safer than natural childbirth

Apart from clinical situations that warrant a caesarean section, it cannot be said that this way of giving birth is safer than a vaginal delivery, for both the mother and baby. On the contrary, various studies suggest a greater level of danger. One needs to remember that a caesarean section is an actual surgical intervention and should be used only in the case of medical necessity, when the benefits outweigh the potential risks

Skin care

Protect your skin

Protect your skin when in the sun

Ultraviolet radiation can cause damage to the skin that lasts a lifetime. For this reason it is highly recommended to keep the skin protected and use precautions that take into account the intensity of the rays and the specific needs of individual types of complexion.
positive effects of the sun

Take only the positive effects of the sun

Sun exposure does one good and can have positive effects, however we must avoid the dangerous effects associated with exposure to ultraviolet rays. Therefore, it is necessary to consider the time of day and duration spent in the sun as is also applying products that filter out the harmful rays.
Correct exposure

Correct exposure: some recommendations

• Protect children’s skin
• Avoid exposure to the sun in the middle of the day (12 -16).
• Use sunglasses and a hat
• Minimize the use of tanning lamps
• Avoid sun exposure during pregnancy
• Avoid sun exposure if you are using photosensitizing medication or cosmetics.
• Always apply a sun cream (anti UVA + UVB) approximately every 2 hours and after every swim.

Various conditions

Diabetes

Diabetes

In order to avoid serious consequences, ranging from kidney failure, blindness and stroke, it is always important to keep blood glucose levels within their normal limits.
Incontinence

Incontinence

Bladder weakness or what is commonly called incontinence is the involuntary loss of urine from the bladder. If you have this problem we recommend that you see a specialist.
Insonnia

Insonnia

Insomnia or sleep deprivation can result in negative consequences for our body’s health. To avoid insomnia, it is necessary to maintain a healthy lifestyle and in particular cases a specific therapy.
Snoring

Snoring

Snoring is caused by a partial obstruction of the airways during sleep, this obstruction is caused by the relaxation of the muscles of the throat, mouth and nose. When snoring is persistent, it can compromise quality of life and health.