All Postherpetic Neuralgia Articles

For Minneapolis mom Kim Gumm, developing shingles in her 40s was a pain, but being left with a chronic nerve condition has been nearly unbearable.

This working mother in her 40s was diagnosed with Shingles from the herpes zoster virus, and soon after, developed postherpetic neuralgia (PHN).

Knowing what to watch for and getting vaccinated may prevent this painful condition from recurring.

Knowing what to watch for and getting vaccinated for Shingles may prevent this painful condition from recurring.

Burning Pain, Numbness, and Other PHN Symptoms

Article explains the most common signs and symptoms of postherpetic neuralgia, which sometimes develops after you have shingles.

How to Live Well with PHN

Think small lifestyle changes can help you deal with postherpetic neuralgia (PHN)? You’re right—there are a few things you can do to not only live well but thrive with PHN. Learn about 6 lifestyle tips that can make it easier to deal with PHN.

NSAIDs, Anti-depressants, and Other PHN Medications

Although there’s currently no cure for postherpetic neuralgia (PHN), there are several medications that may help control the pain and other PHN symptoms.

How Keeping Active Can Help PHN

Article highlights exercise and physical therapy options for postherpetic neuralgia (PHN). Find out how exercise and physical therapy can help make your PHN symptoms more manageable.

Mind-body Techniques and Other Alternative Treatments for PHN

Some complementary and alternative treatments, such as yoga and acupuncture, may help you manage postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) symptoms. Learn about the alternative treatments available for PHN.

How to Treat Postherpetic Neuralgia

There are many effective medications and treatments for postherpetic neuralgia (PHN). Learn about the most common PHN treatments, including medications used to treat this nerve pain. Includes information about lidocaine patch and other PHN treatments.

Simple PHN Diagnosis

Postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) diagnosis is fairly simple. Pain coming from skin recently affected by shingles is a clear sign that makes it easy for your doctor to diagnose. Learn how else your doctor may diagnose postherpetic neuralgia.

Overview of Shingles and PHN.

Postherpetic neuralgia often occurs after shingles symptoms have subsided. Learn more about the painful condition in this overview.