Don’t let shingles be your story.

Mr. Lee

The shots of pain would come every couple of minutes. And then you would just pray that it goes off quickly. It was like somebody was turning a screw into my skin.

Mr. Lee, 56 y.o.

Patient diagnosed with shingles

Ms. Chia

My mom had it about 10 years ago. She says the shingles pain remains even after all these years.

Ms. Chia, 49 y.o.

Carer of a patient diagnosed with shingles

Mr. Sulaiman

The pain was so intense, even when moving my mouth to chew something. I sincerely wish that nobody has to go through this kind of pain.

Mr. Sulaiman

Retelling of the shingles story of Mr. KT Ng, 83 y.o.

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Shingles usually begins with a rash. Individuals begin to experience pain, itching, or numbness 1 to 5 days before the rash appears.1 These persons will see a red, blister-like rash within 7-10 days. Other symptoms of shingles can include fever, headache, chills, and upset stomach.2 In addition, shingles can cause a variety of complications, the most common being chronic nerve pain or postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) and herpes zoster ophthalmicus (HZO), where the rash affects the eye.1,3 

References:
1. Johnson RW, et al. BMC Med. 2010 Jun;8:37.
2. Medline. Shingles https://medlineplus.gov/shingles.html. Accessed on 13 April 2022
3. Kawai K, et al. BMJ Open. 2014 Jun;4(6):e004833.

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