Post-Herpetic Neuralgia in Chicago
Most of us went through a bout of chickenpox as children. While that gave us immunity from catching it again (or at least having a severe case of it), it also gave us something not so great: the varicella-zoster virus lurking dormant in our bodies.
Once adults, that dormant virus can come to life again, resulting in shingles—an incredibly painful condition that creates rashes and blisters on the body. Often on the torso, these rashes and blisters can pop up anywhere, including the face and eyes. Once they resolve, they often leave behind a new condition: post-herpetic neuralgia. Also known as post-shingles neuralgia , this painful condition can last months or even years after the shingles outbreak clears up.