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Postherpetic neuralgia (PHN)

Some people who have had shingles have a persistent pain called postherpetic neuralgia. It often eases and goes over time. Medication can ease the pain.

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Persistent pain (chronic pain)

Written by HealthInfo clinical advisers. Last reviewed June 2015.

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Review key: HIPHN-19404