What Are The Effects Of Shingles In Seniors?
If you are wondering "what are the effects of shingles?" , I can answer that for you....Painful. I was in my early 60's when I got it. I have a pretty high threshold for pain but I was in a lot of pain. I remember going to the Internet and ordering some kind of ointment that helped a little. I also took pieces of cut paper bag, soaked them in vinegar and placed on the sores. That seemed to help the most. I was willing to do almost anything.
I went to the doctor, and he recommended I get a vaccination to prevent further complications. This was 10 years ago but I know the cost was about $300.
As this article states below, "[S]hingles is a pretty uncomfortable" and I will add it's more that pretty uncomfortable. It is very uncomfortable.
""Shingles is a pretty uncomfortable disease to have," said Judy Nelson, a registered nurse and health education coordinator at Senior Connections, The Capital Area on Aging. "It can last a long time in some people and be really painful for them and ..."
See this video for additional explanation of shingles.
If you haven't had shingles, I would highly recommend gettting the vaccination. I guess this doesn't stop it in every case, but it would be worth a try. Why tempt fate, you don't need to feel the effects of shingles.
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