- 1 Different creams with capsaicin for pain treatment
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Different creams with capsaicin for pain treatment
Creams with capsaicin for rheumatoid arthritis
For rheumatoid arthritis, ointment or capsaicin cream is applied to the area affected by the pain. These creams contain approximately between 0.025 and 0.075 capsaicin. You do not need a prescription.
Creams or ointments should be applied two or three times a day and require a few days for the positive effects to be seen. In case of not experiencing improvement after a few weeks or even if there is a deterioration in the patient’s condition, the treatment should be abandoned.
Internally, capsules or tincture may be used, according to the conditions of the package leaflet. In case of opting for internal treatments, it is advisable to consult with the doctor beforehand.
Capsaicin creams for neuralgia
Capsaicin for diabetic neuropathy
One of the most serious consequences of diabetes is diabetic neuropathy or damage to the nerves as a result of excess blood sugar. Among the main symptoms of this disease is tingling in the feet, lack of sensitivity or numbness or deep pain, mainly in the feet and legs. The application in affected areas of capsaicin ointment is able to reduce pain, increase sensitivity or stop tingling in 70% of affected patients.
Capsaicin for post-herpetic neuralgia
Post-herpetic neuralgia is the pain felt by some patients after the herpes attacks have passed. According to some studies, the use of capsaicin can help reduce this pain in 50% of treated patients.
Capsaicin for trigeminal neuralgia
Trigeminal neuralgia is a very painful inflammation of the trigeminal nerve, the nerve of the face and eye.
It is a type of ailment that causes very intense facial spasms, usually on only one side of the face, usually around the affected eye, cheek, or lower part of the face. Capsaicin helps stop this intense pain.
Capsaicin for neuralgia produced by surgery (Phantom Limb Syndrome)
Capsaicin has been shown to be useful in the treatment of pain that is felt after the amputation of a limb. This is what is known as a phantom limb syndrome, that is, the pain that the patient experiences, for example, in a hand, arm, leg or foot that no longer exists because it has been amputated.
Other uses of capsaicin creams
- Fibromyalgia: Some studies have shown that the use of these treatments can be positive for people with fibromyalgia.
- Psoriasis: Likewise, the external use of capsaicin on the lesions produced by psoriasis can help to reduce the itching and to reduce plaques on the skin.
- Breast cancer: Very similar sensations occur in many women who have had a breast removed (mastectomy) after having been diagnosed a breast cancer. The use of this supplement, under the supervision and consent of the doctor, can help reduce pain, burning or terrible punctures in the area where the chest was previously.
- Muscle pain, join pain, wrist pain, etc. : Applied to a sore muscle, in sprains, contractures, scoliosis, dislocations, in the dorsal or lumbar area, etc can help reduce inflammation and reduce pain.
Is there any side effects or contraindications in using capsaicin?
There are some side effects or contraindications in the use of capsaicin that one should consider.
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