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Postherpetic Neuralgia – Preventing Long Lasting Shingles Pain

Posted by Jane Jansen on

Postherpetic Neuralgia – Preventing Long Lasting Shingles Pain

Postherpetic neuralgia occurs when nerves have been damaged in the area where an outbreak of shingles has occurred. The pain of shingles persists after the rash has gone and in some people it lasts months or even years. Shingles is an infection of a nerve area caused by the varicella-zoster virus. The virus usually affects one nerve only, on one side of the body. Symptoms occur in the area of skin that the nerve supplies. Occasionally, two or three nerves next to each other are affected. The first sign of shingles usually is a tingling feeling, itchiness, constant dull, burning,...

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