What is Postherpetic Neuralgia?
Postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) is a pain that persists after the acute phase of herpes zoster or shingles passes and the lesions or rash has healed, usually a three month period after the onset.
Shingles (also known as herpes zoster) is a skin rash that can be very painful due to a viral infection of the nerves. Shingles appear as a rash, patch, or a line of painful blisters on the skin over a nerve under the skin. Once the acute symptoms go away, the varicella zoster virus stays in the nerves near the spine in an inactive state. When the body's immune system is weakened, the virus will become activated and then grows in the nerves, causing pain. When the virus reaches the skin, it causes the shingles rash. Learn More
Many healthcare professionals have found that Postherpetic neuralgia (PHN)can be treated. With their innovative treatment approaches, patients can experience symptom elimination in 2 weeks to 1 month for mild and moderate conditions.
The healthcare professionals listed here have published their case studies. You can contact them for help or contact us for doctors near you.
List of healthcare professionals who have published clinical studies and provide treatment for Post-herpetic Neuralgia: