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Yes: It blocks the release of substance p from pain fibers. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Infection v. pain: Acyclovir cream is a cream containing an anti-herpes drug. It's sometimes used to treat cold sores, though it's less effective than oral anti-herpes drugs. Zostrix (capsaicin) (capsacin) is a cream made from the active ingredient of chili peppers. It can be used to treat localized pain caused by herpes zoster (shingles). It works by killing nerve endings so that you stop feeling the pain. ...Read more
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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.
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