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Does zostrix (capsaicin) or other hot-pepper creams provide relief for tn?
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Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Francine Yep
Dr. Francine Yep
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Dr. Michael Gofeld
Pain Management
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Usually doesn't
Topical creams are ineffective for tn.

In brief: Usually doesn't
Topical creams are ineffective for tn.
Dr. Michael Gofeld
Dr. Michael Gofeld
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