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What are the consequences of capsaicin being sprayed directly into the eyes?

What are the consequences of capsaicin being sprayed directly into the eyes?

Capsaicin: Capsaicin in the eyes can cause severe burning. Wash the eye out with water. If significant amounts are exposed, seek medical help to avoid issues or complications. ...Read more

Dr. Ira Katz
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Do capsaicin or pepper nasal sprays to help migraines?

Do capsaicin or pepper nasal sprays to help migraines?

Possibly: Capsaicin will stimulate the pain nerves and may confuse your pain sensors. If your migraines are triggered by nasal pressure then it might work. ...Read more

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Are there any good research articles on capsaicin or pepper nasal sprays to help migraines?

Migraines and chili: There are some small studies looking at the effects of capsaicin on controlling the pain associated with migraines. Some of these studies are favorable, but clinicians favor larger, blinded studies in which both the treating physician and patient are unaware of the treatment. That bar has not been reached yet. Please discuss with your physician. ...Read more

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How do you get capsaicin topical cream?

How do you get capsaicin topical cream?

Capsaicin: Buy this from the drug store- its over the counter. ...Read more

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Does zostrix (capsaicin) work for arthritis?

Does zostrix (capsaicin) work for arthritis?

Yes: Capsaicin creams contain contain pepper compounds. There may be a slight burn initially but these compounds may also help minor arthritis pain. ...Read more

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How exactly does capsaicin induce apoptosis?

How exactly does capsaicin induce apoptosis?

HOT HOT cell suicide: Capsaicin is active ingredient of red chilies found to have some anticancer properties in prostate , lung and other cancers although the evidence is not overwhelming. ...Read more

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Is it normal to use capsaicin for back pain?

Is it normal to use capsaicin for back pain?

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

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Does zostrix (capsaicin) work for shingles pain?

ZostrixThis: Yes - in fact we now have a 6% patch called Qutenza in the usa. ...Read more

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How does capsaicin cream help with chromhidrosis?

Capsaicin: Inhibition of substance P and CGRP a neurotransmitters that are important in the sweat production in apocrine glands and pain. There's been mixed results with Capsaicin. Ask your doctor about Botox injections. ...Read more

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What is the difference between aciclovir cream, zostrix (capsaicin) ?

Different uses: Zostrix (capsaicin) is a cream that can be used to treat post-herpetic neuralgia-pain that last for 3 months after shingles has resolved. Acyclovir cream can be used to treat cold sores of the lips, but the pills are usually more effective. ...Read more

Dr. Carlos Mantilla
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