This is Dr. David
I am sorry you are having so much pain
after shingles, patients can have a lot of nerve damage pain or neuropathy or neuralgia pain
prescription medications neurontin (gabapentin) is well known to help neuralgia nerve pain.
also Lidocaine patch also called Lidoderm can be used in the area of pain to numb the nerves and decrease pain
but these are prescription medications that you have to get from your doctor.
they work well for neuralgia pain
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