Spring is well and truly upon us and for most people it just means longer days and warmer nights with more opportunities to get to the beach. However, for some, it brings with it a terrible runny or congested nose, red, itchy, irritated eyes and a constant sneeze.  These are the symptoms of hay fever, […]

Despite being the skin cancer capital of the world, almost one third of the Australian population don’t have enough vitamin D! Your body usually makes vitamin D from cholesterol when your skin is exposed to UV-B rays from the sun but for those of us working throughout the day, getting regular, small periods of sun […]

Coronaviruses are a large, well known family of viruses that cause illnesses that range from the common cold to more severe disease such as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome.  The strain of coronavirus that has emerged from Wuhan in China is a new strain that has not previously been identified in humans. It was originally acquired […]

Coming into Summer, thinking about sun protection is crucial. Getting outside and having an increased sun exposure has been directly linked to beneficial effects on mood, however ultraviolet (UV) radiation exposure from the sunlight can quickly cause sunburn, photoaging and skin cancer in Mooloolaba’s beautiful climate. UV light can be broken up into two different […]

All of our pharmacists at Mooloolaba Beach Pharmacy advocate for a healthy, active, outdoor lifestyle and living around Mooloolaba it would be a waste to not spend as much time as possible outside! However, on a beautiful day at the beach it’s easy to overlook the risks that the sun exposes us to. Queensland is […]

What is a migraine? Migraines are a series of attacks which commonly progress through four phases.  The Prodrome. In the 24-48 hours before the onset of a headache most patients experience a prodrome phase which mostly involve non-specific symptoms such as yawning, neck stiffness, constipation, irritability, depression or even the opposite, euphoria.  The Aura. Some […]

Anaemia is the clinical term used when somebody doesn’t have enough functioning red blood cells in their body. This leads to a lack of oxygen being transported around the body. As such, an anaemic person feels fatigued and lazy, unmotivated and can even feel dizzy, especially when standing up quickly. Iron deficiency is the leading […]

Vaccines for the 2019 influenza season are now available at Mooloolaba Beach Pharmacy! Some pharmacists are now registered and trained to administer influenza vaccines, as well as the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) and the Diptheria-tetanus-pertusis (DTPa – whooping cough!) vaccines.   Influenza remains a common cause of hospitalisation and death in Australia. The quadrivalent vaccine available in pharmacy […]

Have you ever wondered why pharmacists are sceptical when you come in and say, ‘that brand doesn’t work for me’ or ‘that one gives me hiccups’? Is it because pharmacists are inherently assholes that don’t like believing their patients? It definitely could be, some of us, myself included, have been known to be assholes occasionally. […]

Eczema usually refers to the medical term Atopic Dermatitis (Atopic: Allergy based, Dermatitis: skin inflammation). It commonly develops in childhood but can sometimes present for the first time in adults. It is a result of both inherited genetic factors, as well as exposure to environmental factors.  Clinically it presents with dry, red, itchy patches of […]