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Arthritis: How to replace your pills with a single cream

June 26, 2019

The compounding pharmacists at Border Compounding Pharmacy use what is known as a Transdermal Cream for arthritic pain. These creams are a specially designed emulsion, designed to push the pain medicine through the skin rapidly.

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cannabidiol over the counter

Cannabidiol over the counter?

June 08, 2019

Everybody’s heard the growing hype around cannabidiol and medicinal marijuana. Whilst the hype often and untruthfully makes them out to be some form of medical panacea, there is strong evidence to demonstrate their effectiveness in pain and inflammation.

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Treating Migraines

June 08, 2019

Can a compounding pharmacy help with migraines and headaches? Absolutely. 

At Border Compounding pharmacy, our pharmacists can combine a number of ingredients and turn them into a gel that can be applied to the first 2 molars on the top gum. You can see from the diagram above this corresponds to the maxillary nerve. By telling this nerve to stop with the pain, you can get it to tell all the other ones in the trigeminal nerve meeting point to stop with the pain too.

If you suffer from migraines or headaches and want something that really works, talk to our compounding pharmacists about designing a formulation specifically for you. 

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Demodex mites, the Microbiome and the Treatment of Rosacea

Demodex mites, the Microbiome and the Treatment of Rosacea

May 29, 2019

The human skin microbiome has been established as being one of the master controls of dermal health. Most people are aware of the presence of ‘good’ and ‘bad’ bacteria, but there are other types of organisms present on healthy skin. The biome consists of bacteria, viruses, yeasts and mites. 

The main form of mites on the skin are Demodex mites. They reside in the pores of the skin devouring sebum and other dead skin material. There are numerous strains of Demodex mites which vary according to the location they are found. In healthy skin at normal levels, demodex mites appear to release various substances known as immune reactive lipases, which may protect against S.Aureus and S.Pyogenes. Generally, demodex mites are innocuous and inconspicuous - even when their population is excessive. However, in the presence of increased lipid or sebum production or in instances of dermal immunosuppression, demodex mites flourish and start to release inflammatory chemicals.  This is believed to be the basis for the inflammation and secondary bacterial infections associated with rosacea and perioral dermatitis.

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Why does my off the shelf moisturiser sting?

Why does my moisturiser sting?

May 15, 2019

When a moisturiser stings your skin there’s possibly a number of things at play, but generally it’s caused by one ingredient that’s common to all moisturisers: water. It is true that alcohols, fragrances and other ingredients can irritate your skin, but generally they are in a very low concentration and shouldn’t cause any stinging.

Most people will have experienced the slight burning when pool water or tap water gets up their nose. This is caused by a difference in salt concentrations between the pool or tap water and the water or fluid that exists in the cells of the nose. The cells of the nose rapidly swell causing the nerves to send signals to the brain that something is not right! 

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Pro-Biotoc vs Pre-Biotic - Border Compounding Pharmacy

Pro-Biotic vs Pre-Biotic

April 18, 2019

Everyone’s heard of the term Pro-Biotic. It’s a buzz word that surrounds everything from yoghurt, to fermented foods to baby formula and more recently to skin care.  The term pro-biotic is generally accepted to mean a live culture of bacteria that is used to exert a therapeutic effect.

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The work of a true skincare professional

March 26, 2019

When a pharmacist designs a cream, it is created with a true understanding of human physiology, biochemistry and histology. Every ingredient is analyzed and used only if it is of benefit to enhancing the health of the skin.

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Peptides and skincare

Peptides and skincare

February 20, 2019

Once upon a time a short while ago, I wasn’t a fan of peptides in skincare products. The pharmacist
in me was sceptical that the evidence for the effectiveness was slightly lacking. More importantly,
the lack of evidence surrounding possible side effects had me downright worried.
A chemical that can alter intracellular messaging and hormones sounds a bit daunting. What would
happen if a chemical that stimulates the growth of cells was applied to a cancerous lesion on the
skin?

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A gentle approach to treating acne - Border Compounding Pharmacy

The BCP Acne Treatment Regimen

January 22, 2019

Keeping bacteria happy and in natural harmony is critical for the health of the skin and treating acne. If any of these 500 strains of bacteria are disrupted, then the skin becomes more alkaline and an overgrowth of one of the previously good strains of bacteria becomes a problem. Other bacteria and fungi that don’t normally live on the skin are also given an opportunity to colonise – these are the Bad Bacteria!

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Can't sleep? Border Compounding Pharmacy can help

Melatonin

January 15, 2019

Melatonin - a regulator of day/night rhythms[/caption] Melatonin is an endogenously produced hormone that is present in animals, plants and microbes. In mammals, melatonin is secreted by the pineal gland in the brain. Initially melatonin was discovered as the regulator of circadian rhythm and sleep, however its uses and roles within the body have been shown to go far beyond this.

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Omeprazole for infant reflux and colic. Baby crying,

Omeprazole for infant reflux and colic

January 15, 2019

Omeprazole belongs to a class of medications called proton pump inhibitors (PPIs). The main action of PPIs is a pronounced and long-lasting reduction of gastric (stomach) acid production. They are the most potent inhibitors of acid secretion available. The maximum effectiveness of omeprazole occurs around two hours after administration, lasting for up to three days. However, stomach pain from certain conditions may not ease for several days. If symptoms persist, a doctor should be consulted. 

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Compounding of veterinary medicines

Compounding of veterinary medicines

November 14, 2018

At Border Compounding Pharmacy, we work closely with local veterinarians to formulate a wide range of veterinary medicines.

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