The QUTENZA Patient Guide
A downloadable brochure with a helpful Q&A and all the information you need about QUTENZA and how it may help you.
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Post-shingles nerve pain and you
What happens when post-shingles nerve pain occurs
Post-shingles nerve pain, also known as postherpetic neuralgia (PHN), occurs if nerves are damaged due to a previous herpes zoster infection, or shingles. Damaged nerves cannot correctly transmit signals from the skin to the brain, which can cause the chronic pain you may be feeling. Symptoms of post-shingles nerve pain are often limited or localized to the area of the skin where the shingles outbreak first occurred, often in the band around your trunk, usually on one side of the body. Less common symptoms of post-shingles nerve pain have included itching, numbness, or feeling "pins and needles."
Discovering a different kind of pain relief
The journey of finding relief from post-shingles nerve pain can be a frustrating one – from the constant feeling of pain, to the trail of treatment methods that didn't improve your symptoms, leaving you dissatisfied and looking for alternative solutions. Taking the steps to talk to your doctor about QUTENZA could take you one step closer to getting the pain relief you've been looking for.