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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 S, Lloyd R, Moore R, McQuay H. Topical Capsaicin for Chronic Neuropathic Pain in Adults. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 2009; 4. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4161117/#:~:text=Topical%20creams%20with%20capsaicin%20are,after%20repeated%20applications%2C%20persistent%20desensitisation.

Reference

Title
Topical Capsaicin for Chronic Neuropathic Pain in Adults
Publication
Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Publication Date
2009
Authors
Derry S, Lloyd R, Moore R, McQuay H
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