World Asthma Day – May 1st

World Asthma Day – May 1st

In support of World Asthma Day on May 1st, Sam McCauley Chemists will be running Asthma in the Pharmacy Days nationwide.
Asthma is a condition that effects the airways – the small tubes that carry air in and out of the lungs.  The airways become over sensitive, which means that they react to things that would normally not cause a problem, such as cold air or dust.

Ireland has the 4th highest rate of asthma in the world with over 470,000 people effected by this chronic lung condition.  Recent studies have shown that up to 60% of Irish patients do not have their asthma under control with up to 14% of patients requiring a visit to A&E, and 8% of patients admitted to hospital in the past year.

However good control of asthma is possible for the majority of patients, and can be achieved with the help of the Asthma Society of Ireland and your healthcare professional.
World Asthma Day is on Tuesday 1st May, and during the months of May and June, Sam McCauley Chemist are working with the Asthma Society of Ireland to offer a number of Asthma in the Pharmacy Days in our stores.
Nurse specialists from the Asthma Society of Ireland will be in store to provide advice, support and information on asthma, and they will be happy to help you to understand and manage your asthma.


A nurse from the Asthma Society of Ireland will be visiting during the hours of 10:00 and 16:00 on the dates below.  Walk in service is available, or you can call in store to make an appointment:

  • Connolly Street, Cavan   049 4372551                                   11.05.2018
  • Market Green S.C., Midleton    021 4636000                        18.05.2018
  • Kennedy Road, Navan   046 9074266                                     01.06.2018
  • Rosanna Road, Tipperary Town   062 80296                       12.06.2018
  • Fermoy Medical Hall, Fermoy    025 30963                          19.06.2018
  • Blackpool S.C., Cork    021 4212400                                        22.06.2018


For the month of May, every Sam McCauley Chemists will be providing FREE asthma consultations where our pharmacist will ensure that you’re using your inhaler(s) correctly.
Ask your local Sam McCauley pharmacist about inhaler technique – are you using your inhaler correctly?  A common reason for poor asthma control is poor inhaler technique.  Your pharmacist can show you, in the privacy of our consultation room, how to use the different inhaler devices to enable you to get the most benefit from your medicines, and we can also advise you on spacer devices for children and adults.


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  1. Mary murphy
    May 2, 2018 / 12:48 am

    Just been diagnosed with asthma. Bad cough tonight

    • May 2, 2018 / 12:29 pm

      It might be worthwhile to look into getting a hypoallergenic pillow to help to alleviate the symptoms at night.