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11 Common Shingles Treatments and How They’ll Help You

Worried you have shingles and looking for a shingles treatment? You’re not alone. According to the CDC, almost one out of every three people in the US will develop shingles in their lifetime, so many people experience the miserable shingles pain. If you do have shingles pain and the shingles rash, what are the most common shingles treatments and how do they work? I’ll walk you through the 11 most common shingles treatments and discuss how they’ll help you.

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What Are the ICD-10 Codes for Diabetes? Complete List

Have you come across a form of diabetes with an unusual presentation or a rare underlying cause? Luckily, the ICD-10 codes for diabetes cover every manifestation of the disease imaginable in very specific terms. In this article, I’ll go through the full range of diabetes ICD-10 codes and provide some guidelines for how to use them appropriately in your medical records.

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What Are the ICD-10 Codes for Abdominal Pain? Complete List

Do you have a patient complaining of stomach pain with no clear cause?  Not sure what to write in their chart? Not to worry! You can use the ICD-10 codes for abdominal pain  to indicate specifically what kind of discomfort they’re suffering even if you aren’t sure of the cause. In this article, I’ll list the abdominal pain ICD-10 codes starting with R10.*, plus a few key guidelines for using them.

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How Coconut Oil for Hair Will Make Your Hair Gorgeous

People have used coconut oil for thousands of years to moisturize their hair and scalp. In recent years, science has confirmed what many people already knew – coconut oil is a highly effective hair treatment. Want to promote hair growth? Get smoother, sleeker hair? Get rid of annoying dandruff? This guide will go over the top five benefits of coconut oil for hair, along with the evidence that proves why it works so well. Most importantly, we’ll talk about how YOU can use coconut oil on your hair, step by step!

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Green Poop? Don’t Panic – What It Means

Did you get up from the toilet and suddenly notice green poop? Oh no! Don’t worry. Most of the time this is nothing to worry about, even if it’s bright or green, solid or diarrhea. But it’s still useful to pay attention to your green poo to make sure you’re not missing any bigger issues. Here we’ll cover all the potential causes of green poop, in both adults and kids. You’ll learn what to do if you’re currently having this problem.

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(Updated) Blue Waffles Disease is FAKE – Here’s Why

The internet is full of hoaxes, urban legends, and conspiracy theories. Some internet hoaxes of recent years include the idea that Abraham Lincoln invented Facebook, that Pharrell and Keanu Reeves are immortal vampires, and that the Denver airport is the headquarters of a “New World Order” elite power group controlling the earth from behind the scenes. What can we say—the World Wide Web is weird. But one of the most persistent internet hoaxes of the past few years centers on a completely made-up STD.  It’s called “Blue Waffles Disease” or “Blue Waffle Disease.” Again – it’s completely fake. In this[…]

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6 Easy Steps: How to Insert a Tampon

Tampons might sound weird and uncomfortable to the uninitiated, but they’re really a super simple and convenient way to manage your period.  They can help you move around more easily and feel less self conscious, even during days when you have a heavier flow. In this article, I’ll walk you through how to insert a tampon, step-by-step. I’ll give you tips for using tampons safely and effectively. At the end of this, you should be putting in tampons with no problems!

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Brown Discharge In My Underwear: Is Something Wrong?

It can be nerve-wracking to look down in your underwear and see brown discharge that you aren’t expecting. What can it mean? How does light brown discharge compare to dark brown discharge? Are you pregnant?! Relax. Most of the time, brown discharge (like its white counterpart) is totally normal and nothing to be worried about. But you should still know what’s happening to your body – and what might go wrong. In this guide we’ll break down all the causes of brown discharge, both benign and potentially problematic. We’ll also give you specific steps on how to tell when you need to[…]

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What Does Shingles Look Like? 11 Shingles Pictures of Rashes

Do you have an itchy red rash? Think you might have shingles? I’ll show you shingles pictures to help you figure out if you have the shingles rash and what stage it’s in. I’ll also provide pictures of especially extreme cases and discuss what to do if you have one of these more dangerous rashes.

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Is Shingles Contagious? 2 Methods of Transmission to Avoid

Exactly how you get shingles can be confusing: it’s technically the reactivation of chickenpox and is caused by the same pesky virus (the varicella-zoster virus). But is shingles contagious? What are the riskiest transmission methods? How long is it contagious? What can you do to avoid getting shingles transmitted to you? What even causes shingles? We’ll be covering everything below, but let’s start with a basic question.

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