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Symptoms of Postherpetic neuralgia

Symptoms of Postherpetic neuralgia: Introduction

Symptoms of postherpetic neuralgia affect the nerves and occur in an area of the body that had been affected by shingles and the shingles rash. Shingles most often affects one side of the trunk, but can also affect the face. The primary symptoms of postherpetic neuralgia is pain that persists for weeks to years after other symptoms of shingles have disappeared. The pain can be very severe and is difficult to treat. Postherpetic neuralgia occurs most often in the trunk area but can also happen on the face. The pain is often described as continuous and throbbing. Other symptoms can include a rash, fever, and fatigue.

People with compromised immune systems are at a higher risk for developing postherpetic neuralgia. Symptoms tend to occur most often in the elderly. If symptoms of postherpetic neuralgia persist for more than a year, they may become permanent....more about Postherpetic neuralgia »

Symptoms of Postherpetic neuralgia

The list of signs and symptoms mentioned in various sources for Postherpetic neuralgia includes the 6 symptoms listed below:

  • Pain
  • Increased sensitivity of affected area
  • Itching of affected area
  • Numbness of affected area
  • Weakness of affected area - rare
  • Paralysis of affected area - rare
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