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Medication and Treatments

Recurrences of genital herpes and cold sores

The herpes virus escapes the immune defenses by entering the nerve root cells where virus remains in a latent state and causes no harm to the body or the nerve cells. Sometimes the virus reactivates and travels back down the nerve to the surface of the skin causing an outbreak. Herpes recurrences usually occur in the same place as, or very near, the location of the initial infection.

Peristomal Skin Issues in Ostomy Patients

ConvaTec, a leading developer and marketer of innovative medical technologies for community and hospital care, announced observational study results showing that use of ConvaTec Moldable Technology™ Skin Barriers helped to maintain skin integrity and improve peristomal skin issues in stoma patients. The final study results were presented at the 44th Annual Conference of the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses (WOCN) Society in Charlotte, NC.

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