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The Shingles virus may already be inside you, so talk to your health care professional 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 health care professional. 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 to your next health care professional's appointment. Be sure to add any other questions you may have.

Questions to Ask Your Health Care Professional
1:
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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