Shingles is associated with pain and even after the lesions heal pain can persist indefinitely( known as post herpetic neuralgia
). The treatment options available are painkillers like ibuprofen, paracetamol
, tramadol. Other drugs like gabapentin, nortryptalline, pregablin, carbamazepine
etc. Other options are TENS therapy, injection of local anaesthetic
in affected area and in severe cases. If he is not having pain relief, kindly contact your doctor soon, so that treatment could be revised. Take care.