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Shingles related nerve pain can last for long time sometimes.
This is also known as postherpetic neuralgia.
The nerve inflammation can be controlled by nerve blocking injection in resistant cases.
Topical lidocaine and doxepine mixture can be tried as well.
Oral gabapentin at high dosage and a opiate like tramadol can be tried as well.
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