Managing the Pain of Postherpetic Neuralgia
WebMD looks at managing postherpetic neuralgia, the nerve pain that often lingers after a shingles rash goes away.
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Understanding Postherpetic Neuralgia -- Treatment
Learn about ways to treat the nerve pain associated with postherpetic neuralgia.
Understanding Shingles -- Symptoms
Learn more from WebMD about shingles symptoms, including tips for when it's time to seek treatment.
Understanding Shingles -- Treatment
Learn more from WebMD about the treatment of shingles.
Understanding Postherpetic Neuralgia -- the Basics
Learn about postherpetic neuralgia, which results in nerve pain and often occurs after a case of shingles goes away.
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.
Antivirals for Shingles
Drug details for Antivirals for shingles.
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.
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.