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SHINGLES
CAN BE
SERIOUS

Hypothetical patient. May not be representative of every patient's experience of shingles.

Shingles is
unpredictable.

There is no way to know when
shingles will strike.

Almost all Australian adults are at risk of shingles.

Shingles is a common condition and the risk of shingles and its complications increases with age.

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Shingles pain can be excruciating and has been described as burning or stabbing.

The pain can disrupt your sleep and everyday life.

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Shingles can cause long term nerve damage that can last for months or even years.

Up to 20% of shingles sufferers may develop long-term nerve pain (postherpetic neuralgia (PHN)).

For more information about shingles please talk to your doctor

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ASK YOUR
DOCTOR

ABOUT GOVERNMENT FUNDED PREVENTION
AND TREATMENT OPTIONS

Resources

For further information about shingles and its complications such as PHN download the following resources:

Shingles poster
Detailed patient survey findings
Shingles information leaflet

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