Postherpetic neuralgia

This toolkit aims to support health care professions in supporting and managing those suffering with pain due to postherpetic neuralgia. Postherpetic neuralgia is a nerve pain that persists after a shingles rash has cleared. If the pain goes, but then returns at a later date, this too is called postherpetic neuralgia. Where guidelines have included both assessment and management, the guideline link will be posted in both sections.

Assessment / Diagnosis: 
The following links will provide up to date and evidence based guidance in assessing those living with pain due to this condition. It provides a review of a number of neuropathic pain assessments.
Management / Guidelines: 
The following links provide up to date, evidence based guidance and guidelines on managing pain due to peripheral neuropathy. Many of the links deal with management of neuropathic pain in general. Links presented in this section also provide guidance on what information and advice may be given to reduce the impact of the condition.
Self Management: 

This section provides links to useful information to support self management in people who live with neuropathic pain.

Further Information: 
This section provides website that are helpful in looking at innovative ways of managing patients with this condition and with chronic pain in general.