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

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

Dr. Linda Callaghan
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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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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 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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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

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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

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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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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) 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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What is the main difference between acyclovir cream and zostrix (capsaicin)?

What is the main difference between acyclovir cream and zostrix (capsaicin)?

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

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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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What is capsaicin?

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 not overwhelming. ...Read more

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Where can I get capsaicin?

OTC: Any pharmacy or large supermarket should carry it. It is an over the counter cream. ...Read more

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Is there is an oral capsaicin pill?

Capsaicin pill: No. But you can get variants in some of the rally hot sauces. ...Read more

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How can I build up tolerance to capsaicin?

Capsaicin: You do not usually develop a tolerance to this. You may note the effects as dramatically as when you first applied it. ...Read more

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What is capsaicin and where can you get it?

What is capsaicin and where can you get it?

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 available without a prescription at drugstores. ...Read more

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Can you build up a tolerance to capsaicin?

Yes.: With practice it is possible to tolerate even pure capsaicin. ...Read more

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Do you know of any good research articles on capsaicin?

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

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It possible to build up a taste tolerance to capsaicin quickly?

It possible to build up a taste tolerance to capsaicin quickly?

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

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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

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How do you get capsaicin topical cream?

Capsaicin: Buy this from the drug store- its over the counter. ...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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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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Can growing super hot peppers indoors trigger a seziure through capsaicin production in photosynthesis?

Unlikely: Most molecular neurobiology studies show that capsaicin inhibits the induction of seizures in animal models, and there is little scientific literature suggesting growing of hot peppers will create a seizure risk. ...Read more

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How do you get capsaicin off of your hands?

Warm soapy water: It is also reported that vegetable oil, shampoo, or dishwashing detergent may work. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of the burning from capsaicin?

How do you get rid of the burning from capsaicin?

Fat: Capsaicin is fat-soluble, and fatty foods or drinks (like milk) will get it out of your mouth the quickest. As for the eyes, you are probably limited to cold water. ...Read more

Dr. Carlos Mantilla
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