Talk to your doctor or pharmacist

The Shingles virus may already be inside you, so talk to your doctor or pharmacist now.

If you've had chickenpox, the Shingles virus is inside you. And as you get older, you're at increased risk for developing the painful, blistering rash. So don't wait to talk to your doctor or pharmacist. To help you start the conversation about Shingles, here are some questions you may want to ask. You can print them and take them with you the next time you see your doctor or pharmacist. Be sure to add any other questions you may have.

Questions to Ask Your Doctor or Pharmacist
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Do I have the Shingles virus inside of me?
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Why does age increase my risk for Shingles?
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Are there other things that may increase my risk?
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Can there be complications from Shingles?
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How could these complications affect me?
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PRINT QUESTIONS TO ASK YOUR DOCTOR OR PHARMACIST