Capsaicin is actually an irritant to humans, producing a burning sensation in any tissue it touches. When it is applied to the skin, capsaicin cream works by depleting or interfering with substance P, a chemical involved in transmitting pain impulses to the brain, which allows the capsaicin cream to act as a desensitizing agent. It produces a temporary reduction in pain, so it must be used regularly to provide prolonged pain relief.
Capsaicin cream is primarily used to relieve pain and itching. Conditions it is used for include: back pain, muscle pain, nerve pain, joint pain, diabetic neuropathy, fibromyalgia, bursitis, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, itching, and post surgical pain.
You do not need a prescription for capsaicin from your doctor. It can be bought right here, you should follow the directions given by your doctor or the directions on the label. For pain relief, capsaicin is usually used 3 to 4 times per day; it should be rubbed into the affected area until no more cream is visible on the skin.
Be sure to wash hands thoroughly or wear gloves while applying. If it is being applied to the hands, wash them after 30 minutes, but be sure not to touch face, eyes, or other tissue. Be aware of what can happen if you get capsaicin in your eyes or on other sensitive body parts because of the burning sensation it causes. Should you happen to get it in your eyes, flush with water immediately! To rid other sensitive areas of the burning feeling, wash the areas with warm soapy water.
Once applied you will most likely feel a warm, burning, or stinging sensation, this is normal. This feeling usually lasts 2 to 4 weeks, as you continue to use it the sensations will begin to lessen. Reducing the daily dose will not reduce the feelings but can reduce the amount of pain relief. Use of capsaicin cream for arthritis is not an immediate pain reliever, it usually 7-14 days of regular use. If after 3-4 weeks the pain is not better, talk to your doctor.
There are warnings about using capsaicin under certain circumstances. Before using capsaicin, tell your doctor about: broken skin, skin irritation, previous allergic reactions to capsaicin, hot peppers, other drugs, dyes, foods, preservatives, breastfeeding, pregnancy or current attempts to become pregnant, keep out of reach of children, do not use on children under 2 years of age.
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