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As I get older, I’m constantly searching for ways to maintain a youthful appearance. I faithfully apply moisturizer to my face two times each day. I also regularly utilize a portable microdermabrasion system. However, despite my efforts, I’m starting to notice some undesirable fine lines around my mouth and under my eyes. Therefore, I may need to step up my plan. I know my available options are plentiful. For example, I could choose to inject collagen into my lips, get Botox injections, or undergo a chemical peel. On this blog, you will learn about the advantages of undergoing various cosmetic procedures.


A New You for the New Year

A Few Basic Questions about Shingles Answered

Adam Newman

There are many medical problems that a person's skin can develop over the course of a lifetime. Unfortunately, shingles is a fairly common condition for individuals to develop, and it can lead to intense pain and discomfort. To be able to effectively combat this condition, you must have some basic information about it.

How Do You Know Whether You Are Developing Shingles?

There are many warning signs that indicate that you are developing shingles. Typically, this condition will start as a minor rash that is usually found on the face or side of the body. While this rash will start out fairly minor at first, it will gradually worsen until painful blisters develop. In addition to this rash, patients can also develop headaches, fevers, and nausea. Patients that have a compromised immune system are more likely to develop this condition, and they may find that their symptoms are worse. Therefore, these individuals should seek treatment as soon as they notice these symptoms starting to develop.

Do You Need To Worry about Infecting Others?

Shingles is extremely uncomfortable, and it should not be surprising that patients will often be concerned about spreading it to others. Sadly, this is a condition that can be extremely contagious. The blisters and rash secrete a fluid. If this fluid comes into contact with other individuals, they may be much more likely to develop this unpleasant condition. For this reason, patients that are suffering from this condition may want to keep their rash bandaged and covered to minimize the risk of exposing other individuals to the virus that causes shingles.

How Is Shingles Treated?

Due to the fact that shingles are caused by a virus, the available treatment options will be limited to lessening and managing the symptoms of this condition. In addition to prescription lotions and medications, patients that are suffering from shingles may find that wet compresses and oatmeal baths can be effective options for lessening the severity of the symptoms that they are experiencing. For most individuals with shingles, the worst of the symptoms will pass after several weeks.

Shingles is a condition that many people will find that they develop at some point or another. While this condition is fairly common, it is often poorly understood by patients that are suffering from it. By understanding the warning signs of developing this problem, the fact that it is possible to spread this rash to others, and the treatment of pain of shingles, you can be as informed as possible when it becomes necessary to combat this unpleasant problem.