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PHN is treated with medications including over-the-counter lidocaine patches,prescription pain relievers, anticonvulsants, and antidepressants. For many people, PHN may improve over time without treatment.

SOURCE: Mayo Clinic.

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on August 30, 2019

SOURCE: Mayo Clinic.

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on August 30, 2019

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