Shingles is a condition that effects 1 in 4 adults at some time in their life.
90% of all adults are at risk of shingles and the older you get the higher your risk is of having the condition.
If you have had chickenpox as a child there is a 1 in 4 risk of developing shingles at some time in your life.
Shingles can be a very painful and debilitating condition with up to 1 in 5 people developing PHN (Post Herpetic Neuralgia) which is a chronic type of pain that stays with you even after the attack of shingles has gone.
10-20% of Shingles can effect the eye and this can cause permanent damage to you eye and your sight.
For patients over the age of 50 there is now a new licensed vaccine that has been proven to prevents Singles and reduce the severity of an attack or of complications in up to 73% of patients.
Our Clinic has stock of the vaccine at hand and we can by prior arrangement vaccinate most adults for a single charge of £160.
For more information follow this link about the shingles vaccination
Shingles is more likely as you get older, you may commonly feel unwell with a headache fever and tiredness, later a red rash with blistering of the skin occurs, when the rash fades a number of people develop extreme pain in the area of the rash that can remain for months or even years.