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Zostrix (Overview)

Zostrix is a skin-related agent.


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Is zostrix (capsaicin) cream good for neuralgia?

Is zostrix (capsaicin) cream good for neuralgia?

Rarely: If the problem is mild and localized you can try it. The chances of benefit are small. ...Read more

Zostrix (Overview)

Zostrix is a skin-related agent.


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Which one is the best --icy hot, capzasin-p, zostrix (capsaicin)?

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 is simply a counter irritant and zostrix (capsaicin) is an anti-viral helping the hepes type virus. ...Read more

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Does zostrix (capsaicin) work for shingles pain?

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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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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Does zostrixhelp shingles pain?

Yes, but...: ...Be aware that zostrix (capsaicin) works by depleting the chemical in nerve endings that transmits pain. In order to deplete the chemical it has to release it, which means that they pain often gets worse for a day or so before it gets better. So don't worry if the pain worsens initially - keep applying the cream. ...Read more

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Do you recommend zostrix (capsaicin) vaccination to ease shingles symptoms?

Do you recommend zostrix (capsaicin)  vaccination to ease shingles symptoms?

You mean zostavax?: zostrix (capsaicin) is a topical antipain medicine (capsacian). The zoster vaccine is recommended for individuals over 50 who have had chicken pox. I do rcommend it, but it isn't given for shingles symptoms but rather to prevent shingles outbreaks (or reactivation of chicken pox), remember it also is not a guarantee you won't get shingles ...Read more

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Does zostrix (capsaicin) or other hot-pepper creams provide relief for tn?

Does zostrix (capsaicin) or other hot-pepper creams provide relief for tn?

Hot pepper chill out: Trigeminal nerve pain? Capsacain puts the hot in chili peppers and raises our pain threshold so things don't hurt as much. Some folks have reported relief. Worth a try. More common treatments are pills and procedures. Acupuncture may help. Talk with your doc for strategies that will work best for you. Hope you're feeling better. ...Read more

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Does zostrix (capsaicin) work well for arthritis pain?

Does zostrix (capsaicin) work well for arthritis pain?

In certain areas!: Zostrix (capsaicin) must have the capsaisin in it enter the tissue causing pain. This can only occur over body joints, knees, ankles, hands and feet. It may help trochanteric bursitis. But remember, is fetting rid of pain, not the cause. ...Read more

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Does zostrix (capsaicin) work for arthritis pain ok?

Does zostrix (capsaicin) work for arthritis pain ok?

Yes: It blocks the release of substance p from pain fibers. ...Read more

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Creams for shingles?

Creams for shingles?

Compounding creams: There are some excellent creams for shingles out there. One of the best compounding pain medication ingredients is ketamine. Recent research suggests the receptors ketamine acts on are found in peripheral nerves. Ask your physician if they can prescribe compounding pain cream from a compounding pharmacy and this will help a great deal with shingles pain. ...Read more

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Aspercreme help shingles pain?

Not best treatment: It could help since it is an analgesic but it might not be the best treatment. If you have active shingles, please visit your doctor, he/she might recommend anti viral medication and anti inflammatory medications. If the pain is persistent after the rash is gone, topical Lidocaine patches along with a nerve pain medication are the best course of treatment. ...Read more

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Have shingles no rash...unbearable..sharp stabbing pain taking anti fungal/600 gabapintin 4x day..tylonal / codene lidocaine/menthol gel...no relief?

Need to see your doc: Need to see your doctor and discuss the situation and see if there are other treatment modalities available for you. ...Read more

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When do they use traction for cervical spondylosis? Using flexeril, (cyclobenzaprine hcl) trigger pt injectns, ultram, diclofenac gel, lidocaine gel, moist heat.

When do they use traction for cervical spondylosis? Using flexeril, (cyclobenzaprine hcl) trigger pt injectns, ultram, diclofenac gel, lidocaine gel, moist heat.

It help a lot: An MRI study on the effects of neck traction was performed in 2008, 35 of 36 subjects. During traction subarachnoid protrusions were reduced in 25 of 35 subjects or 71%. Disc height measurement during traction using digital calipers and measuring to 100th of a millimeter indicated an average posterior disc expansion of 19.02%. Increases in range of motion were noted post traction. ...Read more

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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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Can Voltaren (diclofenac) Emulgel help treat Sciatica?

Can Voltaren (diclofenac) Emulgel help treat Sciatica?

Maybe: This is a topical pain reliever and helps fight inflammation. Try it on your back where the pain starts.May help, probably won't hurt, and is certainly worth a try. If it doesn't work, ask your doc if you should stop it. ...Read more

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Does anyone know about zostrix/capsaison-would it be safe anywhere?

Zostrix (capsaicin): This is only applied on intact skin. Never in eyes, or any orifice like mouth etc... Never apply on any skin lesion or on any open skin wounds or infection. Safer to use gloves when applying. ...Read more

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