Items Tagged ‘capsaicin’

Ask the Doctors - How can I ease the pain of shingles?

August 13, 2018

Ask the Doctors – How can I ease the pain of shingles?

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Dear Doctor: I’m a 78-year-old woman who developed shingles in December 2014. The rash settled in the nerves on my left side, from under the breast, to the waist and around the middle of my back. Is there anything to ease the pain? Would the shot help? Shingles is a reactivation of the herpes zoster […]

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Tags: Ask the Doctors, capsaicin, Dr. Robert Ashley, gabapentin, herpes zoster virus, post-herpetic neuralgia, pregalbin, shingles, shingles pain, shingles vaccination


Ask the Doctors - Could a topical pain reliever help my sore shoulder?

May 30, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Could a topical pain reliever help my sore shoulder?

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Dear Doctors: I play in a weekend softball league and my shoulder aches for a couple of day after the game. Aspirin hurts my stomach so I wonder whether using a pain medication in a cream or ointment might help? Thanks to effective over-the-counter drugs, banishing minor aches or pains is as easy as a […]

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Tags: Ask the Doctors, aspirin, capsaicin, Dr. Eve Glazer, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, menthol, methyl salicylate, NSAIDs, topical pain relievers