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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
48 years experience Rheumatology
Yes!: Capsaicin is the active component of chili peppers, which are plants belonging to the genus capsicum.While initially making tissue coming in contact h ... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Same thing: Why do you want to try this irritant. Even though it may be promoted for pain control, it can itself cause pain. It would be prudent to see your docto ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
56 years experience General Surgery
alkaloid of chilies: Capsaicin is active ingredient of red chilies found to have some anticancer properties in prostate , lung and other cancers although the evidence is ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
OTC: Any pharmacy or large supermarket should carry it. It is an over the counter cream.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
39 years experience Pain Management
Capsaicin pill: No. But you can get variants in some of the rally hot sauces.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
39 years experience Pain Management
Capsaicin: You do not usually develop a tolerance to this. You may note the effects as dramatically as when you first applied it.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Pepper: Capsaicin is an ingredient in peppers (cayenne, chili) that gives them their heat. It is found in cream form and can be used to relieve pain. It is av ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
35 years experience Pediatrics
Yes.: With practice it is possible to tolerate even pure capsaicin.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Why: Capsaicin cream applied topically may help joint and muscle pain. Taking extra capsaicin orally has no proven health benefit. Capsaicin is what gives ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ron Jones
Dr. Ron Jones answered
45 years experience Family Medicine
My option capzacin: Cazacin actually blocks a neuropeptide called substance p which is released when a cell is damaged and carries the pain message to the brain. Icyhot ... Read More

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