Postherpetic Neuralgia

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This condition is a shingles complication. Many times the shingles will only take a few weeks to clear up, but there are some cases where the pain lasts a bit longer once the blisters and rash disappear, and then postherpetic neuralgia occurs. It affects the skin and nerve fibers. The pain that is caused can be burning as well as severe enough to affects ones appetite and sleep.