TITLE

Managing the aftermath of shingles

AUTHOR(S)
Scholz, Mary J.; Cerrato, Paul L.
PUB. DATE
May 1998
SOURCE
RN;May98, Vol. 61 Issue 5, p80
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Provides suggestion for coping after an recovering for herpes zoster also known as shingles. Speculation that post-herpetic pain may linger for many years; How the disease is treated; Details on methods for the alleviation of pain from the disease.
ACCESSION #
720859

 

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