Qutenza is a new treatment for pain after shingles, also known as post herpetic neuraligia. It is a patch of capsaicin, the ingredient which makes chili peppers hot. The capsaicin stops the nerves which are making you hurt from working, so that the pain can go away. Treatment takes an hour. You can be pain-free for three months or more. The way that Quntaza works is different from other treatments of post herpetic neuralgia and you do not need to stop your other medications when you have a Qutenza treatment. Qutenza is a new, safe, effective way to treat post herpetic neuralgia.