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How do I care for someone with postherpetic neuralgia?

There is not always much to do for someone with postherpetic neuralgia. Your main responsibility will be making sure they stick to their treatment plan and communicate with their doctor if they are unable to do so themselves. Your level of responsibility will also depend on their level of pain. For some people, the pain of postherpetic neuralgia can be debilitating, which means you may also have to help them perform simple daily tasks like getting dressed and eating.

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