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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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Dr. Milroy Samuel
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What is the difference between aciclovir cream, zostrix (capsaicin) ?

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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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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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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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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How can you avoid getting capsaicin topical cream in your eyes?

Ask for Ilotycin (erythromcyin): Ilotycin (erythromcyin) (erythromycin ointment) can be prescribed for the eye: put that in & around eye 1st & then capsaicin cream outside of that barrier. ...Read more

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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 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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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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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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I used a topical muscle relief at 17 weeks pregnant. The medical ingredients are menthol 4% w/w and capsaicin .025% w/w. Is my baby ok? One time use

I used a topical muscle relief at 17 weeks pregnant.  The medical ingredients are menthol 4% w/w and capsaicin .025% w/w. Is my baby ok?  One time use

Relax - check w/ ob: Don't worry - one use will probably be safe at this stage of pregnancy. It's not advised in last 3 mths and use should be very limited earlier - but once is limited. Ask your obgyn for alternatives o use in the future. Relax. ...Read more

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Will putting neosporin (pain relief white cream) on a roach bite help it, or make it worse?

Will putting neosporin (pain relief white cream) on a roach bite help it, or make it worse?

Not worst: it is ok to use the topical medicine but the nmost important thing avoid scratching but that could lead to infection if noticed increase pain or sign of infection go and see a doctor ...Read more

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Dr. Carlos Mantilla
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