Preherpetic neuralgia is a form of nerve pain specifically associated with a Shingles viral infection. This nerve pain often precedes visible indications of a Shingles infection and consequently can be a key early indicator of a need to begin preventative anti-viral drug therapy. Pain associated with Shingles can be extremely difficult to treat whereas the source is related to the virus attacking the nervous system itself. Pain symptoms can last months or years beyond any outward sign of viral infection and can be quite severe. The combination of extreme pain severity and longevity can contribute to chronic depression and even suicide.
States a year of which 10 to 25 involve the eye. Viral prodrome Preherpetic neuralgia Rash, transitioning from papules to vesicles to pustules to scabs