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my mother in law had shingles/herpes in 2012 near eye on forehead she got treatment for tht and externally cured but from tht time till now she still have pain on tht area itching and she checked with most of skin specialist and neurologist but no relief plz suggest to which dr she go now

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Hi. I will advice you to. Ring her at my clinic.
I have treated herpes and the pain left after it is cured.
You can call at 042-32591427, 042-32591427, for appointment.

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Post-herpetic neuralgia is a persistent nerve pain that occurs at the site of a previous attack of shingles.

It's estimated up to one in every five people with shingles will go on to develop post-herpetic neuralgia, and older people are particularly at risk.

The pain can improve after a few months and medication can help control it in the meantime, although some cases are more persistent and can even be permanent.

Why does it happen?

In post-herpetic neuralgia, the varicella zoster virus – the virus that causes chickenpox and shingles – damages nerves under the skin of the affected area.

It's not clear why some people with shingles develop post-herpetic neuralgia, but increasing age, pain in the early (prodromal) stage of a shingles attack, and severe pain throughout an episode of shingles are all associated with an increased risk of the condition.

Signs and symptoms

The main symptom of post-herpetic neuralgia is continuous nerve pain in an area previously affected by shingles. The pain has been described as burning, stabbing, shooting, aching or throbbing.

The affected area may also:

feel intensely itchybe more sensitive to pain than usual (hyperalgesia)feel painful as a result of something that would not normally hurt (allodynia), such as a light touch or a cool breeze

Living with post-herpetic neuralgia can be very difficult as it can interfere with your ability to carry out certain daily activities, such as dressing and bathing, and can lead to further problems such as extreme tiredness (fatigue), sleeping difficulties and depression.


How post-herpetic neuralgia is treated

Many people with post-herpetic neuralgia make a full recovery within a year of developing the condition. But occasionally the nerves do not heal completely and symptoms last for several years or permanently.

Medication can ease the symptoms of post-herpetic neuralgia, although they may not relieve the pain completely.

TAKE YOUR MOTHER IN LAW TO HER REGULAR GP  FOR FURTHER ADVICE.

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Looks like she's experiencing Post Herpetic Neuralgia.

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MBBS, Dip and Masters in Dermatology (UK) | Karachi

Post-herpetic neuralgia is a persistent nerve pain that occurs at the site of a previous attack of shingles.

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