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Your skin is the largest organ of your body. It has many functions, including protecting your internal organs from external infecting factors. However, sometimes skin itself becomes infected. This happens because the skin is constantly bombarded with millions of...
A rash is a very broad medical term for an eruption of skin lesions. There are various types of rashes and as many potential causes. As body immunity lowers in old age, infections can be contracted due to any...
Moisturize Use a good quality moisturizer that suits your skin type. Apply moisturizer daily after bathing and throughout the day in intervals. A good moisturizer helps lock in moisture and essential oils required for keeping the skin smooth and supple...
Older adults are more susceptible to fungal infections due to weak immunity. Opportunistic fungi target the elderly more and make colonies. Those who have undergone transplantation, chemotherapy or are under certain medications are more likely to be affected by...
Skin swelling is also known as edema. It is the swelling or inflammation of a particular body part or the entire body. Many factors can cause edema, like medications, certain medical conditions, etc. Swelling happens when your smaller blood vessels...
Tooth loss Tooth loss or Edentulism is losing one’s natural teeth. The rate of tooth loss among older adults is generally monitored to conduct studies on the general oral health of the population. Tooth loss usually depends on various factors...
Pneumonia is an infection that causes inflammation in the lungs. The air sacs may be filled with either pus or fluid causing major discomfort. Pneumonia is caused by virus, bacteria or fungal infection. Elderly above 60 are at higher...

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