Capsaicin Cream

by Pam on June 17, 2015

Capsaicin – is a hot peppery cream that is used in pain management.  The initial burning feel of this topically applied cream may be off putting but with regular use 3-4 times a day for a month – 6 weeks could provide several months of relief from arthritis joint pain, neurological burning pain, post herpetic neuralgia type pain.  The capsaicin molecules bind to the nerve receptors that transmits pain to the brain to be interpreted as pain.  By blocking the receptors (which reverses over time) temporary relief may be achieved.

I have had a number of patients that have relief from the short term use of this cream which is available at chemists over the counter.  Zostrix is a product available OTC but speak to your pharmacist.

It is important to read all warnings and instruction brochure that comes with this product and use with the help of a health practitioner’s advise.

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