Each year up to 1 million Americans — more than half of them 60 or older — are diagnosed with shingles. Shingles usually starts with a headache and then a rash on a band or section of skin, typically on one side of the face or body.The rash then turns into clusters of blisters, which fill with fluid and crust over. The virus travels along nerve pathways, causing inflammation and damage.The pain tends to be more severe and last longer in older people.In the worst cases, the shingles virus can cause blindness, if it infects the eyes or the area around your eyes, as well as hearing problems, brain inflammation (encephalitis) or death.The adenosine receptors in your brain are now blocked preventing drowsiness.Mr Naik told FEMAIL: 'When I worked as a community pharmacist I had some great success at helping people get off long term medication.'In many cases just doing this would have a dramatic effect on their health.
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“Ask your Pharmacist for a Date” sounds attention grabbing for me and the 15 points listed I can live with (except maybe for the salary bit).
And I am seriously suggesting that this would be a good promotion that could neatly slot into the PGA advertising campaign as an “out of the box” exercise.
If you've already had shingles (herpes zoster), there's no guarantee that you won't get it again and again. And if you happen to get shingles again after vaccination, the episode will likely be shorter and much less troublesome. Anyone who has ever had chickenpox is at risk of shingles, which is is caused by a reactivation of the dormant chickenpox virus.
You can get shingles at any age, but the risk increases dramatically as you get older and your immune system becomes less effective. adults 60 and older have gotten the shingles vaccine, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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