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Is nerve pain a symptom of shingles?

Hey Doctor, I got chicken pox when I was very young around 6 or 7 years old and I got shingles when I was around 34, now I'm 62 I started experiencing the same kind of nerve pain since 8 years ago but no blisters. My son told me and consulted our doctor to get gaba pentene which reduces the pain. Do you think is the pain due to shingles?
Wed, 25 Jul 2018
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Answer: Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service.
I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

Shingles is a viral infection of the nerve roots.
So,yes nerve pain can be a symptom of shingles.
Proper treatment can avoid chronic pain in this case.

Hope I have answered your query.
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