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How is postherpetic neuralgia diagnosed?

Doctors can easily diagnose postherpetic neuralgia based on your symptoms and a quick review of your medical history. If you have had a shingles outbreak and are now experiencing chronic pain in areas of your body that were affected by the outbreak, it is very likely that you have postherpetic neuralgia.

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