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Post herpetic pain

Post herpetic pain is caused by a disorder called postherpetic neuralgia due to damage caused by the varicella zoster virus. Typically, the neuralgia is confined to a dermatomic area of the skin and follows an outbreak of herpes zoster (commonly known as shingles) in that same dermatomic area. The neuralgia typically begins when the herpes zoster vesicles have crusted over and begun to heal. As the damage causes nerves in the affected dermatomic area of the skin to send abnormal electrical signals to the brain, it is difficult to treat. These signals may convey excruciating pain, and may persist or recur for months, years, or for life.

Low level laser therapy (LLLT) is proven to relieve pain through reduction of inflammation and desensitisation of sensory nerves, help the brain rewiring to overcome the pain. The good advice is to visit Sydney Laser Health Solutions as soon as possible when you start to have early signs—a feeling of hyper sensitive, redness or itches on the skin. The earlier laser treatment, the better result and the shorter the treatment is required.

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