As a Nurse Practitioner, mom, wife, friend, sister and neighbor, people are always asking me for health advice. I love translating complicated medical information to help people navigate their way toward better health and wellness. I’ll help you find the information you need to make the best decisions for your health and the health of your family.
Here’s to better health,
Nurse Barb Dehn RN MS NP
I saw a patient the other day who brought in her mom, who talked about how her mom was suffering from Shingles pain months after her rash had cleared up. The medication helped the pain, however the problem was that because it needed to be taken every 8 hours or 3 times/day, her mom was sleeping all day and all night, she couldn’t function.
I was trying to figure out how to describe the difference to this patient, and thought that using puppies would help make it more relatable. I suggested that she talk to her mom’s pain specialist, because the same active ingredient that her mom was taking is now available as a once/nightly extended release medication.
I read about it recently:
I know that many people are suffering from shingles pain. The best way to avoid it, is to get the vaccine.
But if you or someone you love develops shingles, get treatment right away.
If there’s persistent shingles pain, do speak to a pain specialist because there are many new treatments available.
Foot pain can be a chronic problem that prevents enjoyment of everyday activities. Because feet take a great deal of wear over the years, chances are you will deal with foot pain at some time in your life. Here are a few common remedies that can help care for your feet and keep you free of pain:
1 – Proper Footwear
If you begin to have chronic foot pain, it’s time to examine your everyday footwear to determine the problem. Frequently, people choose fashionable footwear that constricts toes, rubs against areas of the foot or fits too tightly or too loosely. You find that it’s time to consider more comfortable shoes that allow your feet to lie naturally within the shoe, without constriction or abrasion. Finding well-fitting footwear may take a little more time and a little more money, but it will pay off in less pain and healthier feet.