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Yes!: Capsaicin is the active component of chili peppers, which are plants belonging to the genus capsicum.While initially making tissue coming in contact have a burning sensation, it eventually relieves pain by expending substance p, from nerves! a good paper:dray a (1992)."mechanism of action of capsaicin-like molecules on sensory neurons". Life sci. 51 (23):1759–65 in a rheumatology-good arthritis rx. ...Read more
Why: Capsaicin cream applied topically may help joint and muscle pain. Taking extra capsaicin orally has no proven health benefit. Capsaicin is what gives peppers their "heat." yes, the tongue can quickly adapt to eating spicy foods if that is what you mean. When applying topical capsaicin, be careful as the applying finger should be kept away from the eyes and vulvovaginal areas. ...Read more
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 doctor for your symptoms and discuss it with him/her.
Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
Yes with moderation: This medication is used to treat minor aches and pains of the muscles/joints (e.g., arthritis, backache, sprains). It may also be used to treat nerve pain. Capsaicin works by decreasing a certain natural substance in your body (substance p) that helps pass pain signals to the brain. ...Read more