Shingles in the Elderly

Skin eruptions and pain along the spinal and cranial nerves caused by the reactivation of the herpes zoster (chickenpox) virus.

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  • Adult Vaccination: Protect Yourself, Seniors and Their Caregivers

    Seniors may believe that their inoculation days are over, but keeping up with recommended vaccine schedules throughout our lives is just as imperative as receiving those initial doses as children.

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  • All About the Shingles Vaccine

    Anyone who had chicken pox growing up may develop shingles later in life. Painful resurgence of the zoster virus is common in people older than 60, but it can be prevented with a single shot.

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  • Shingles: A Painful Skin Condition

    Advanced age and a compromised immune system can make seniors more susceptible to shingles, a disease that affects the nerves and causes a painful, blistering skin rash.

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  • Senior Skin Problems

    Common skin conditions in seniors like dryness and bruising can be bothersome, but they can also point to a more serious underlying health problem. Knowing what symptoms to look for and how to treat them can help you maintain an elder’s skin integrity.

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