One in five people with shingles develop a condition known as post-herpetic neuralgia. Post-herpetic neuralgia nerve pain following herpes literally. People with this disorder continue to have pain at the site of the lesions caused by shingles until months after the disappearance of the lesions.
In postherpetic neuralgia nerve fibers were damaged by the virus. These nerve fibers transmit even the slightest touch exaggerated pain messages from the skin to the brains. In the most severe cases, even a gentle breeze or the touch of clothing on the skin, causing the worst pain.
The pain can be so severe that patients come into a depression.
Medication for pain, antidepressants or some drugs normally used against epileptic seizures, can help fight pain.
In severe cases, the affected nerve can be dull.
Zona may also suffer other complications such as encephalitis (inflammation of the brains) and other neurological disorders.
If shingles occurs thv face can cause hearing problems, partial paralysis and blindness prevention.
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