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Are There Any Long-Term Shingles Complications?

Some complications may occur depending on where the rash appears.

Depending on where the shingles rash appears, it may cause complications, such as blurry vision around the eyes, hearing difficulties, balance complications and others. To prevent complications and the severity thereof, you should receive treatment early with the use of antiviral medicine or the vaccine.

The most common complication caused by shingles is long-term nerve pain, called Postherpetic neuralgia. Postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) is when there is lasting discomfort in the area of skin that was affected by shingles.

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