Health Information

Cold Sore
13 June 2024

Treating A Cold Sore

Cold sores are a common viral infection caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV). The virus is highly contagious and can be transmitted through close personal contact, such as kissing or sharing utensils. Once infected, the virus may remain dormant in the body and reactivate, causing the characteristic painful sores.

Runway Room Health & Beauty
16 May 2024

Health & Beauty with Alex & Mia Fevola

Alex Fevola, the force behind Runway Room Cosmetics, shares her insights on the relationship between health and beauty. "I shop for everything at DCO! From tan to fragrance, and medications."

Aching knee
10 April 2023

Managing Arthritis

Arthritis is a common health condition that affects approximately 1 in every 7 Australians. It is a general term used to describe inflammation in the joints, which can cause pain, stiffness, and reduced mobility. 

Stressed male sitting at desk
10 March 2023

Managing Stress

In today's fast-paced world, where deadlines loom, expectations soar, and the demands of modern life seem never-ending, it's crucial to prioritise our mental well-being. 

While self-care practices form the foundation of mental health, certain products and supplements available at your local Direct Chemist Outlet Pharmacy can provide additional support. Remember to consult with a healthcare professional before introducing any new products or supplements into your routine. Here are a few options worth exploring

Person holding onto stomach at GP
10 February 2023

Screening for Bowel Cancer

Bowel cancer, also known as colorectal cancer, develops in the colon or rectum and usually begins as small growths called polyps. Over time, some polyps can become cancerous if not detected and removed early. It is important to be aware of the risk factors and symptoms associated with bowel cancer.

Lightning in a stormy sky
10 January 2023

Thunderstorm Asthma

Thunderstorm asthma can be life threatening and can happen suddenly, leaving many people unprepared. Weather conditions associated with thunderstorm asthma can trigger an asthma attack, even if you don’t have asthma.

Lady Menopause
7 September 2022

Stages of Menopause

Women are born with their entire lifetime supply of eggs in their ovaries.

Children Laughing
27 July 2022

Warts on Kids

If a wart shows up on your child’s hands, fingers or feet, don’t be too alarmed. Warts are generally harmless and most people will have one at some point in their lives.

Woman at Dentist
27 July 2022

Tooth Decay and Fluoride

Have you ever noticed a fuzzy, gritty or sticky coating on your teeth in the morning? That fuzzy film is commonly referred to as dental plaque. Dental plaque contains bacteria, which produce acids that can soften and erode the teeth's protective enamel.

Man at Eye Doctor
26 July 2022

Common Eye Conditions

According to data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) 2017-18, it is estimated that over 13 million Australians have one or more chronic eye conditions.