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Topical capsaicin was found in a meta-analysis to provide a degree of pain relief to some patients with painful neuropathic conditions.

Derry, Sheena, Rosalind Llloyd, R Andrew Moore, and Henry J McQuay. Topical Capsaicin for Chronic Neuropathic Pain in Adults. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 2009; 4. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD007393.pub2/otherversions

Reference

Title
Topical Capsaicin for Chronic Neuropathic Pain in Adults
Publication
Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Publication Date
2009
Authors
Derry, Sheena, Rosalind Llloyd, R Andrew Moore, and Henry J McQuay
URL
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