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Rashes And The Elderly

Everyone has known the discomfort and irritation of a rash. A rash is a common occurrence, which usually signals that the skin has come in contact with some sort of irritation, that there is an underlying disease or infection, or some type of allergy is involved. There is generally a need for concern when a rash lasts longer than a few days.

Top Elderly Skin Problems

As the subcutaneous layer of fat decreases, older people, especially women start to feel the cold more due to the fact that fat functioned as insulation. That’s why many older people will be wearing extra clothing even on warm days.