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with post-shingles nerve pain


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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."

  • Patients have described post-shingles nerve pain as "shooting" or "stabbing"
  • About 20% of patients suffering from shingles will develop post-shingles nerve pain during their lifetime

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.

Administration Video for Post-Shingles Nerve Pain

Provides instructions on the treatment of QUTENZA for post-shingles nerve pain. QUTENZA must be applied by a physician or healthcare professional under the close supervision of a physician.

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The QUTENZA Patient Guide

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