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Capsaicin burn Part 2


Capsaicin is currently used in topical ointments, as well as a high-dose dermal patch (trade name Qutenza), to relieve the pain of peripheral neuropathy such as post-herpetic neuralgia caused by shingles. It may be used in concentrations of between 0.025% and 0.075%. It may be used as a cream for the temporary relief of minor aches and pains of muscles and joints associated with arthritis, simple backache, strains and sprains, often in compounds with other rubefacients. The treatment typically involves the application of a topical anesthetic until the area is numb. Then the capsaicin is applied by a therapist wearing rubber gloves and a face mask. The capsaicin remains on the skin until the patient starts to feel the “heat”, at which point it is promptly removed. Capsaicin is also available in large bandages that can be applied to the back. Continue reading

Top 7 Home Remedies for Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a non contagious persistent skin disease causing the skin cells to build up quickly on the skin, producing a dense and itchy scale, dry and reddish patches that sometimes have a hurtful feeling.  It is formed in a certain areas of condensed skin which consist of dead skin cells.  Psoriasis can be related to an irregular reaction of the immune system that leads to swelling or inflammation.  Continue reading