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my shingles are gone. why am i still in pain?

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Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Neuralgia: This is a condition called post-herpetic neuralgia in which certain conditions result in long-term nerve pain afterwards. Shingles is one of these. Often, this can be treated with medication like carbamazepine. Check with your doctor on your specific treatment based on your symptoms and medical history.
Answered on Oct 4, 2017
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Dr. Tarek Shahbandar
21 years experience Anesthesiology
Pain after lesions: You can continue to have pain after skin lesions of the shingles disappear. If this burning pain persists, it may mean you have post herpetic neuralgia... Few people develop this condition after shingles and it is very difficult. I hope your pain goes away soon. Talk to your doctor about it.
Answered on May 7, 2016
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience Pain Management
You have post hermetic neuralgia. See your doctor ASAP. The best treatment is early and aggressive treatment.
Mar 13, 2013

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