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Post herpatic neuralgia

Postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) is a nerve pain (neuralgia) that persists after a shingles rash has cleared. If the pain goes, but then returns at a later date, this too is called PHN.

Neuralgia is severe pain along the course of a nerve. The pain occurs because of a change in neurological structure or function due to irritation or damage of a nerve. Postherpetic neuralgia is a painful condition which affects the nerve fibers and skin. Postherpetic neuralgia is a complication of shingles.

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Note:-This information should not be used as a substitute for necessary consultations with a qualified pain specialist (Interventional Pain Physician) to meet your individual needs. Always consult a medically trained professional with questions and concerns you have regarding your medical condition.