Shingles | Questions to Ask Your Doctor

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  • I’ve had chickenpox. Am I at risk of developing shingles or HZO?
  • Is the shingles vaccine right for me?
  • What is the best treatment for my shingles?
  • Will I have any eye damage from my HZO?
  • The pain from shingles isn’t going away. What can I do to make myself more comfortable?
  • I’m on treatment for shingles/HZO. When should I call my doctor if things don’t get better?
  • I have shingles and my children haven’t had the chickenpox vaccine. Should I get them vaccinated?
  • Are there any risks associated with the shingles vaccine?
  • Will my postherpetic neuralgia ever go away?
  • Will the shingles vaccine prevent me from getting HZO?

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Written by familydoctor.org editorial staff

Reviewed/Updated: 04/14
Created: 09/00

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