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Shingles Can Develop at Any Age

Though getting older increases your risk of shingles, young adults can develop this condition as well. Learn more about why this happens. The idea...

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Can Stress Cause Shingles?

Is there a connection between shingles and emotional stress? Learn more about how stress could trigger a shingles flare-up. Shingles, also called...

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Is Cellulitis Contagious? No, Here's Why

Cellulitis is not contagious, but certain injuries and sports increase your chances of getting it. Learn how to protect yourself from exposure....

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Jublia (Efinaconazole) - Topical

What Is Jublia? Jublia (efinaconazole) is an antifungal drug used to treat onychomycosis (fungal infections of the toenails). It belongs to a...

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Shingrix Second Dose: Everything You Need to Know

Shingrix is a shingles vaccine for adults 50 years and older, administered in two doses. Learn about side effects of the second dose and what to...

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How to Treat an Infected Lip Piercing

An infected lip piercing is common due to contact with food, improper care, and bacteria. Learn more about causes, symptoms, and treatment. After...

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Should I Get the Shingles Vaccine?

The shingles virus causes painful symptoms, usually in older adults. Learn who should and shouldn’t get the Shingrix vaccine, plus how it works....

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Shingrix vs Zostavax: Which Is Better?

Because it is more effective, the CDC recommends the Shingrix vaccine over Zostavax. Compare the Shingrix vs Zostavax vaccines for yourself here....

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Shingles vs. Herpes: What’s the Difference?

Like genital herpes, shingles (herpes zoster) symptoms cause an irritable rash. Learn the best way to tell the difference between the two conditions....

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Is the Shingles Vaccine Safe for Cancer Patients?

Cancer patients have a greater risk of developing shingles. Learn more about a new shingles vaccine that has been approved for those with cancer....

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Should You Get the Shingles Vaccine?

People who are 50 years and older should get the vaccine to protect against shingles. Learn about shingles symptoms and vaccine side effects....

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Difference Between MRSA and Staph Infection

MRSA is a type of Staphylococcus (Staph) that is resistant to antibiotics. Learn more about symptoms and treatment of a MRSA infection....

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Infected Bug Bite: What You Should Know

There are certain bug bites that can become infected. Learn more about symptoms, treatment, and ways to prevent bug bites. Bug bites are an all too...

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Antifungal Medications: What You Should Know

Antifungal medications are used to treat fungal infections on the body. Learn about the different types of medications and the infections treated....

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Does Medicare Cover the Shingles Vaccine?

Some, not all, Medicare plans cover the cost of the shingles vaccine. Here’s what to know about the shingles vaccine cost before enrollment season....

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What Is Tinea Manuum?

Tinea manuum is a type of skin infection of the hand. In many cases, the culprit of this infection is a fungus, or ringworm. Tinea manuum is a type...

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Silvadene (Silver Sulfadiazine) - Topical

Silver sulfadiazine is a topical cream used to prevent and treat skin infections in severe burns. Additional Content Provided and Reviewed by IBM...

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Why Shingles May Be a First Sign of HIV

Shingles is a common condition. Because it is related to a weakened immune system, it can point to a possible HIV infection. Shingles, also known as...

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Psoriasis vs Ringworm: What Are the Differences?

Psoriasis and ringworm present with similar rashes, but tend to be located in different areas of the body. Knowing which you have will help ensure...

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What Are Jock Itch Blisters?

Jock itch blisters are a severe form of the fungal infection tinea cruris. Learn more about symptoms, treatment, and how jock itch differs from...

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An Overview of Paronychia

Paronychia is a painful disease of the nail that needs to be drained of pus. Learn more about the specifics of treating an infected nail. Paronychia...

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Flagyl for Bacterial Infections

The antibiotic Flagyl (metronidazole) is used to treat infections, and in some cases may be used for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Flagyl, known...

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Prevalence of Immunocompromised Kids

Whether caused by a primary immunodeficiency or a secondary cause, these problems with immunity are also not as rare as most people believe. Despite...

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Fungal, Bacterial, and Viral Skin Infections

Fungal, bacterial, and viral skin infections can range from minor to more serious. Learn about symptoms and treatments that can address these...

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What Is Hot Tub Folliculitis?

Hot tub folliculitis occurs when hair follicles get infected by bacteria in contaminated water. Learn more about symptoms, treatment, and prevention....

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Septicemia Infection Symptoms and Risks

Septicemia is a rare, but very serious, infection of the blood. Older people are at risk for septicemia, which is a top cause of death in the...

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Shingles

Shingles is a painful rash caused by a reactivation of the chickenpox virus (VZV). Reviewed by a board-certified dermatologist.

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An Overview of Hidradenitis Suppurativa

Learn about the causes and how to treat hidradenitis suppurativa, a painful skin condition that affects the sweat glands. Hidradenitis suppurativa is...

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