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  1. Managing the Pain of Postherpetic Neuralgia

    WebMD looks at managing postherpetic neuralgia, the nerve pain that often lingers after a shingles rash goes away.

  2. Shingles Vaccine

    Are you at risk for shingles? WebMD explains when and why you should get the shingles vaccine.

  3. Understanding Postherpetic Neuralgia -- Treatment

    Learn about ways to treat the nerve pain associated with postherpetic neuralgia.

  4. Understanding Shingles -- Symptoms

    Learn more from WebMD about shingles symptoms, including tips for when it's time to seek treatment.

  5. Understanding Shingles -- Treatment

    Learn more from WebMD about the treatment of shingles.

  6. Understanding Postherpetic Neuralgia -- the Basics

    Learn about postherpetic neuralgia, which results in nerve pain and often occurs after a case of shingles goes away.

  7. Understanding Postherpetic Neuralgia -- Symptoms

    Learn more about the symptoms of postherpetic neuralgia -- a condition that can follow a bout of shingles -- from the experts at WebMD.

  8. Antivirals for Shingles

    Drug details for Antivirals for shingles.

  9. Shingles - Exams and Tests

    Shingles is usually diagnosed by the appearance of the bandlike rash that occurs on one side of your body. If a diagnosis of shingles is not clear, your health professional may order lab tests, most commonly herpes tests, on cells taken from a blister.

  10. Shingles - Cause

    Shingles is a reactivation of the varicella - zoster virus, a type of herpes virus that causes chickenpox. Once you have had chickenpox, the virus lies inactive in your nerve roots and remains inactive until, in some people, it flares up again.

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