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How to treat Shingles

Antiviral medications work best if started within 72 hours of developing blisters. This will help blisters crust over and heal faster. These medications may not cure the disease, but they can help minimize the extent and spread of the rash, as well as minimize the pain associated with it. They may also help to reduce the …

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Shingles Symptoms

Shingles are caused by varicella-zoster, the same virus that causes chickenpox. If you’ve ever had chickenpox (typically during childhood), this virus is quietly hiding out in the roots of your nerves. It can reactivate and cause a painful skin rash. This is known as shingles or herpes zoster. When the virus becomes active again, you may …

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Tips for caring for aging skin

As you age, your skin undergoes several changes, including the loss of elasticity, thinning and dryness. These changes can make your skin more prone to damage and infection. Here are a few tips to help you keep your skin healthy: 1. Stay hydrated. Drink plenty of water to help keep your skin hydrated and healthy. …

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3 way to maintain connections in your retirement home

Sustaining family connections is essential for the emotional well-being of seniors living in retirement homes. Here are three strategies that families can employ to maintain strong bonds during retirement home living: 1. Foster face-to-face connections. Regular in-person visits are the best way to maintain family connections in retirement homes. Scheduling consistent family gatherings at the …

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