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Qutenza
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Capsaicin

CAPSAICIN is a pain reliever. It is used to treat postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) pain. Compare TRPV1 agonists.
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How to Treat Shingles

Dr. Sharon Orrange - September 11, 2014

One million Americans get shingles, aka herpes zoster, each year. Early treatment is key. In addition to antiviral medications to shorten the duration of your shingles outbreak, you need to know about the dreaded—and most common—complication of shingles, which will occur in 20% of cases . . . post-herpetic neuralgia.

Shingles is a viral disease caused by the reactivation of varicella zoster virus that had remained quiet in the sensory ganglia since you were first exposed to chickenpox. See More

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