Capsaicin, trigeminal neuralgia

Capsaicin, from red pepper, has recently been reported helpful in the treatment of trigeminal neuralgia. An ointment containing capsaicin was applied over the painful area three times a day. Six of 12 patients had complete pain relief, four patients reported a decrease in pain, and two patients reported no benefit. (Anesthesia and Analgesia 74:375-377, 1992) Copyright 1992 Phylis Austin

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