Recover from Shingles with Dimer Health once you leave the hospital

Shingles is a painful viral infection characterized by a rash, blisters, and potential complications. Post-acute care is crucial for managing the long-term effects pf shingles, including persistent pain, nerve damage, and reduce quality of life.

Get a personalized care plan and 24x7 clinical support until you fully recover:

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We will create a personalized core plan and set follow up appointments as needed

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We accept most insurances and currently available in New Jersey and New York

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What is Shingles

Shingles, also known as herpes zoster, is a viral infection caused by the varicella-zoster virus, the same virus responsible for chickenpox. After a person recovers from chickenpox, the virus can remain dormant in the nerve tissues and may reactivate years later as shingles. This condition is characterized by a painful rash that typically appears as a stripe of blisters that wraps around either the left or the right side of the torso, though it can appear anywhere on the body. Other symptoms can include burning, numbness, tingling, sensitivity to touch, and in some cases, fever, headache, fatigue, and light sensitivity.

Shingles is most common in older adults and people with weakened immune systems. While it is not life-threatening, it can be highly painful, and complications can include post therapeutic neuralgia, where pain lasts long after the blisters have cleared. Treatment typically involves antiviral medications to reduce the pain and duration of the infection, along with pain relief measures. A vaccine is available and recommended for adults 50 years and older to reduce the risk of developing shingles and its potential complications.

Please call or book an appointment with us if you think you have Shingles or are recovering from it

Shingles Recovery Tips

Recovering from shingles after hospital discharge involves managing symptoms and preventing further complications. Here are some tips for recovery:

Following these tips can help you recover more comfortably and effectively from shingles.

1. Pain Management: Follow your doctor's advice for taking prescribed medications to manage pain. Over-the-counter pain relievers like ibuprofen or acetaminophen may also be recommended.

2. Rest: Ensure you get plenty of rest to help your body recover. Sleep can also help in managing pain and stress.

3. Skin Care: Keep the rash clean and dry to reduce the risk of infection. You may use cool, wet compresses to soothe blisters and reduce itching.

4. Avoid Scratching: Try not to scratch the affected area to prevent infection and scarring.

5. Healthy Diet: Eat a balanced diet rich in nutrients to support your immune system. Include foods high in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.

6. Stay Hydrated: Drink plenty of fluids, especially water, to stay hydrated and help your body recover.

7. Stress Management: Stress can worsen the symptoms of shingles, so find ways to relax and reduce stress, such as deep breathing, meditation, or gentle yoga.

8. Avoid Contact: Shingles can be contagious to those who haven't had chickenpox or the vaccine, so avoid close contact with infants, pregnant women, and immunocompromised individuals until your blisters have crusted over.

9. Follow Up with Your Doctor: Attend all follow-up appointments so your doctor can monitor your recovery and manage any complications, like pos therpetic neuralgia (PHN), a condition where pain persists after the rash has healed.

10. Educate Yourself: Understand your condition and be aware of the symptoms of complications that require immediate medical attention, such as increased pain, fever, or changes in vision.

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