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Capsaicin Cream For Neuropathy

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AIDS InfoNet

Peripheral Neuropathy

...as codeine or methadone can be used. The anti-seizure medication pregabalin (Lyrica) is also used to reduce PN pain. However, a study in 2010 found no benefit to pregabalin. Other drugs being used for PN include patches or creams for local treatment. These contain the anesthetic lidocaine, or capsaicin, the chemical that gives hot chili peppers their heat. Nutrient therapies : Nutrient therapies have been studied for PN caused by diabetes....
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Voltaren Cream for Peripheral Neuropathy

I have very painful peripheral neuropathy. I have been on many antiretrovirals for about 10 years (including the usual suspects (DDI, D4T, dapsone to name only a few PN meds). I am adequately VL suppressed on D4t, 3TC, Fortavase and Ritonavir. I...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Greg,I have not used Voltaren cream for anything (there is a solution available here for use in the eyes) so I can't be too helpful. Capsaicin cream can be of some Read more »

reversing neuropathy (TREATMENT OF PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY, 2010)

hi, just want to know if there is anything i can do to reverse neuropathy in my toes and feet. i am 46, male, fit and healthy, v/l undetctable, cd4 approx 500. i am told it was caused by stavudine which i stopped taking about a year ago, greatly...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,D4T-induced distal sensory neuropathy is indeed annoying! (I have it as well.) We don't have a quick (or even slow) fix for this side effect/toxicity yet. I'll repost Read more »

Neuropathy and past d4t use

Dr Gallant My partner is currently using protease inhibitors with encouraging results. He had previously been using acombination that included d4t, which he discontinued when he began to develope neuropathy in his legs. The progression ofhis...
Joel Gallant, M.D.

Response from Joel Gallant, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
...(Tegretol, an anti-seizure medicine), mexiletine (a medicine used for cardiac arrhythmias), capsaicin (Zostrix, an over-the counter cream made from chili peppers), acupuncture, and nerve growth factor (an experimental agent now in clinical... Read more »

Neuropathy - Celery Seed

I have AIDS and have neuropathy in my feet and lower legs. What can I do to treat this or improve it. I just heard about taking celery seed capsules. Do you know anything about that? Any suggestions will be most appreciated.
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...alleviate the discomfort of neuropathy (a wide range from ibuprogen to narcotics to amitryptiline to Neurontin to several topical creams) that can be tried to see what works best for an individual patient if the underlying cause of the neuropathy... Read more »
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The Well Project

Peripheral Neuropathy and HIV/AIDS

...A visit to the podiatrist to discuss how to care for your feet and whatshoes or socks you should wear Over-the-counter-creams, soaking your feet, or simple, easy exercises orstretches Certain supplements have been used to treat PN... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Controlled Trial of High-Concentration Capsaicin Patch for Treatment of Painful HIV Neuropathy

... There are limited effective treatments for the painful condition HIV-associated distal sensory polyneuropathy (HIV-DSP). Capsaicin desensitizes cutaneous nociceptors resulting in reduced pain. The authors reported on a placebo-controlled study... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Peripheral Neuropathy

...acetaminophen (Tylenol) or ibuprofen (Advil) may be helpful. Topical preparations (those applied to the skin surface) include capsaicin cream (Zostrix) derived from hot peppers, topical aspirin preparations, and lidocaine gel. For moderate... Read more »
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Peripheral Neuropathy

...didn't lower the pain. However, some people do use it. A larger international study is now looking at using a skin patch with capsaicin , the compound that makes chili peppers "spicy". So far, the study has showed good results of reducing pain... Read more »
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chili pepper good for neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I read that peppers are good for neuropathy, are there any other things that help with it, it is bad in my heels of my feet and legs. Read more »

What is neuropathy pain?

Posted by bura, 3 Replies
...Can someone describe what is neuropathy pain? Read more »

chili pepper good for neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous
...I read that peppers are good for neuropathy, are there any other things that help with it, it is bad in my heels of my feet and legs. Read more »

Neuropathy

Posted by tol85, 1 Reply
...is, Has anyone had symptoms of neuropahty, then have tested negative and suddenly all symptoms are gone? I've been told that Neuropathy is something usually found in the latter part of HIV or AIDS. Usually cause by certain mediactions. My other... Read more »