CAPSAICIN (Topical) (Cream


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Capsaicin gel


I used a whole tube (30grms) of capsaicin gel on my hips, breastbone and back of my lung area to try to relieve bone pain, I was diagnosed with CML in 2013 but could not tolerate the different chemotherapies given to me. I think I have used too much a...
by Kerri in Plymouth, United Kingdom , 03/14/2016

Is it any way to stop the burning sensation can you wash this stuff off


Can you wash this stuff off. With what it burns like he'll.
by Ms BJ, 02/28/2016

Capzasin Reactions


I tried Capzasin-HP for the first time today. The reaction with the burning is worse thatn the actual pain of my arthritis. How do I get it to STOP? It won't stop burning no matter what I do.
by Sherri Hildesheim in New Brighton, Minnesota, 12/01/2007

Stopping the burning


I rubbed some on my 5 year old son and my hands burn bad. What can I do to take it off of him I scrubbed and washed my hands with soap and its the same. I'm afraid it may be burning him as well.
by Elisa Cooke in United States, 10/17/2015

REACTION TO CAPZASIN


AFTER APPLYING CAPZASIN, AND IT STARTS TO BURN THE SKIN OR HAVE THE BURNING SENSATION HOW OR WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO GET THE OINTMENT OFF THE AFFECTED AREA?? WOULD YOU USE WATER HOT, WARM OR COLD????
by TRACY in IDAHO - USA, 03/26/2006

CAPSAICIN (Topical) (Cream Drug and Prescription Information

CAPSAICIN (Topical) (Cream

CAPSAICIN (Topical) (Cream Medication Classification

CAPSAICIN (On the skin)

CAPSAICIN (Topical) (Cream Brandname

Zostrix High Potency, Trixaicin HP, Capsagesic-HP Arthritis Relief, Zostrix Sports, Rid-A-Pain-HP, Zostrix, Trixaicin, Rid-A-Pain, Arthricare For Women Quick-Drying, Arthricare For Women Silky Dry, Capsin, Arthricare For Women, Sportsmed, Pain Enz, Double

CAPSAICIN (Topical) (Cream is used for the Treatment

Capsaicin (kap-SAY-sin) Helps relieve muscle and joint pain caused by arthritis, sprains, and strains. Also used for nerve pain (neuralgia) that may be caused by shingles or diabetic neuropathy.

When To Not Use CAPSAICIN (Topical) (Cream

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to capsaicin or hot peppers..

How Should You Use CAPSAICIN (Topical) (Cream

Cream, Gel/Jelly, Lotion, Liquid, Stick, Pad, Ointment, Thin Sheet

  • Your doctor will tell you how much to use and how often. If you are using this medicine without a doctor's prescription, read and follow the instructions on the label.
  • Use this medicine on the skin only. Keep the medicine away from your eyes, nose, and mouth. If you do get the medicine in your eyes, rinse them with large amounts of cool water. Call your doctor if you have eye pain or redness does not go away.
  • Wash your hands before and after using this medicine. However, if you are using the medicine to treat arthritis pain in your hands, wait about 30 minutes after using the medicine before washing your hands. Avoid touching sensitive areas such as your eyes while the medicine is on your hands.
  • Shake the lotion well before using.
  • Apply a small amount of the cream, lotion, ointment, gel, or liquid medicine over the affected area. Rub it in until you cannot see any medicine left on your skin.
  • Remove the patch from its pouch and apply it to your skin over the affected area. Do not put the patch on right before you bathe or exercise.
  • You may feel burning or stinging when you rub in the medicine. The burning or stinging usually stops after you use the medicine for a few days. Using the medicine less often than directed may make the burning feeling last for a longer period.
  • Do not tightly wrap or bandage the treated area. You should not use a heating pad with the medicine.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • Use the medicine as soon as possible, unless it is almost time for your next dose.
  • Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next regular dose.
  • Do not put on two doses at the same time.

Proper CAPSAICIN (Topical) (Cream Storage

Store CAPSAICIN (Topical) (Cream at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep CAPSAICIN (Topical) (Cream and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using CAPSAICIN (Topical) (Cream

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Talk to your doctor before you use any other skin medicine on the same area as you are applying capsaicin.

CAPSAICIN (Topical) (Cream Warnings

  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, talk to your doctor before using this medicine.
  • You should not use the medicine on open wounds, sores, scrapes, or irritated skin.
  • You may need to use the medicine for 2 weeks or more before it relieves your pain. Keep using the medicine every day. If the medicine has not helped after a month, or if your pain becomes worse after a week, talk with your doctor.

CAPSAICIN (Topical) (Cream Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Severe skin irritation, redness, or swelling that was not there before you started using the medicine.
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Burning or stinging

CAPSAICIN (Topical) (Cream Ratings

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CAPSAICIN (Topical) (Cream
2.0

Effectiveness: *

Ease of Use: ****

Overall Satisfaction: *

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Karen Lang, Delta, Co - 06/04/2016

Do not use this. I put some on my neck in the shoulder area. It burns severly!!!!! I have tried everything including aloe vera to get the burning to stop. Its like a fire is lit on it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

CAPSAICIN (Topical) (Cream
2.0

Effectiveness: **

Ease of Use: ***

Overall Satisfaction: *

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Valerie Robinson , Decatur, Georgia - 04/19/2016

This product may work for some, I'm very intelligent and read the label. I applied the thin layer of capsaicin before going to bed around 11:00PM, about 1:00AM I awoke to a burning sensation behind my left knee and on the side of my right knee.I've washed my knee 4× and still have a slight burning sensation. I chose to use this product after using it several years ago and experienced the same thing. I won't ever use it again ...

CAPSAICIN (Topical) (Cream
1.5

Effectiveness: *

Ease of Use: **

Overall Satisfaction: *

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Valerie Robinson , Decatur, Georgia - 04/19/2016

This product may work for some, I'm very intelligent and read the label. I applied the thin layer of capsaicin before going to bed around 11:00PM, about 1:00AM I awoke to a burning sensation behind my left knee and on the side of my right knee.I've was he my knee 4× and still have a slight burning sensation. I chose to use this product after using it several years ago and experienced the same thing. I won't ever use it again ...

CAPSAICIN (Topical) (Cream
1.5

Effectiveness: ***

Ease of Use: *

Overall Satisfaction: *

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Debbie, Reston, VA - 03/14/2016

I put this on my leg last night and woke up this morning with my hand burning like hell. I couldn't figure out why, then I remembered using Capzasin-HP. I had washed my hands with soap and water as directed, but that obviously wasn't enough. I was in so much pain. I rinsed my hand with cold water, applied aloe, ran it under cold water for almost 10 minutes. Then I googled and found out that this product uses hot peppers. I tried all the suggestions: washing with dish liquid (twice), scrubbing with an oil and salt mixture, dabbing with cotton balls soaked with milk (three times), and pouring apple cider vinegar on my hand (three times). I don't know what finally did the trick, but my hand is back to normal, except for smelling like vinegar. I'm throwing this stuff in the trash. Yes, my leg felt better, but I'm not taking a change with it again. I'll use something else.

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Carmen, NYC - 03/15/2016

I use a q-tip to rub the cream on my foot, this way I do not have to touch it. Maybe using disposable gloves would also be useful?

CAPSAICIN (Topical) (Cream
1.0

Effectiveness: *

Ease of Use: *

Overall Satisfaction: *

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Luray Riggle, Fort Wayne, Indiana - 02/29/2016

Would give this product zero stars if I could. I did read the directions yet I am still in intense pain. I didn't get relief but instead intense burning. I tired to immediately wash my legs but to no avail. Now tonight, almost 24 hours after using the cream I still have the burning and my legs are bright red as if I burned them. This because I took a bath tonight. It felt as if someone was holding a curling iron to the entire length of my legs. What a dangerous product.

CAPSAICIN (Topical) (Cream
3.5

Effectiveness: *****

Ease of Use: *****

Overall Satisfaction: *

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Dean, Minnesota - 01/29/2016

Absolutely painful! Applied to my foot for foot pain and now my foot is on fire. I've tried aloe vera, milk, vinegar, soap and water and nothing takes away the burning. I guess I don't feel my morton's neuroma any more, because my foot is going to burn and fall off! Very, very painful... and of course my hand is hot and my lip that I must have touched... now they can call me "hot lips"!

CAPSAICIN (Topical) (Cream
5.0

Effectiveness: *****

Ease of Use: *****

Overall Satisfaction: *****

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CC Cervino, NYC - 01/21/2016

This product is fantastic!! Works exactly as it says it will. Everyone who rated this product poorly has serious reading comprehension issues. Try READING THE LABEL and USING THE PRODUCT AS DIRECTED and maybe you might not have such a horrible experience. When applied properly, Capzasin HD works miracles.

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Michael D, Dallas, TX - 02/23/2016

You have got to be joking??? I read the instructions and guess what I'm typing this at 1am while sitting on my counter running cold water over my burning foot. This product is not safe for any use let alone as an OTC. Oh and I still have foot pain.

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LISA, Kansas City, MO - 07/13/2016

My husband and I have used this product and it works great for us BUT I applied it to a small area on my young adult son's back and within a minute he was in excruciating pain. He described it as being on fire. The only place it was on his skin was the area I applied it, with bare hand. I had absolutely no reaction.

CAPSAICIN (Topical) (Cream
1.0

Effectiveness: *

Ease of Use: *

Overall Satisfaction: *

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Hubie, Durham, NC - 11/29/2015

My wife put on my daughter's back and she screamed like her back was on fire, why in the hell is this cream on the market?

CAPSAICIN (Topical) (Cream
3.5

Effectiveness: *****

Ease of Use: *

Overall Satisfaction: *****

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William Abernathy, Peoria Il. - 11/28/2015


Two days ago I could not walk due to extreme pain and swelling at
base of my big toe, I went for a jog today. The burn was intense
the first two applications and again after I started sweating, while
jogging. I have never used a medication that relieved arthritis
pain so quickly and completely. The burn was intense, but it worked,
invalid to jogging in two days. Probably not the best medicine for
minor discomfort but if your in a bad way Capzasin works quickly.
I wonder if it's this effective for the gout.

CAPSAICIN (Topical) (Cream
4.0

Effectiveness: *****

Ease of Use: ****

Overall Satisfaction: ***

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Jennifer, United Kingdom - 10/29/2015

This does burn like hell. For me, it doesn't burn right away, the burning starts after a few hours, usually in the middle of the night waking me up. Yes it is REALLY bad, it FEELS like it's burning, BUT it isn't ACTUALLY burning. The skin is not damaged. I am using it for fibromyalgia and arthritis pain. I think the burning is worth it, so if you don't, then clearly this product is not meant for your level of pain.

I have also used this on my neck/behind ears when I felt a migraine coming on and it prevented it turning into a full blown attack.

CAPSAICIN (Topical) (Cream
1.0

Effectiveness: *

Ease of Use: *

Overall Satisfaction: *

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heather, casa grande AZ. - 10/29/2015

This really needs to be tested again put done on my back and it burnt so bad DO NOT USE!! It's God awful really you will end up in more pain then started with

CAPSAICIN (Topical) (Cream
1.0

Effectiveness: *

Ease of Use: *

Overall Satisfaction: *

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Pissedchick, Nova scotia, canada - 10/17/2015

Put this stuff on my boyfriends lower back that was killing him for weeks, put it on went to be woke up 4 hours later in exruciating pain i have never seen him in and his intire lower back beat red and on fire to the touch, tried soap n cold water warm water hot water and it will notngo away i have never seen him in so much pain. Stuff should definitly be taken OFF the market!!!!

CAPSAICIN (Topical) (Cream
1.0

Effectiveness: *

Ease of Use: *

Overall Satisfaction: *

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H.Brown, NEW YORK, NEW YORK - 09/08/2015

Do the people who make this product have any morals? To watch my Son go through such pain. He's a Hockey Player and his knees were killing him. I had Capsaicin in the bathroom, forgetting to throw it away first fime I used it and my son got up in such pain (didn't want to bother me sleeping) so read directions and thought OK, this should help. OMG, he waited as long as he could, but had to wake me up. He was in such pain. We went in the bathroom, turned on the light and I had him sit on the toilet seat. When I looked at his knees, I was horrified. They looked like someone took a flame thrower to them or the worst Sunburn I'd ever seen and I've had Sun Poison, so I know what it looks like. He was trying not to scream in pain. I washed his knees off as best I could, then rubbed Noxzema with Eucalyptus in it. I then rinsed washcloths with cold water, rung them out and poured Vinegar on them. I folded them and put 1 on each knee and pushed in a little to get the Vinegar under the skin. Within an hour, he started feeling better. He has to go to work in the morning without having any sleep and still in some pain. I believe Capsaicin (with or without reading every little detail in the instructions should be taken off the market. It's very dangerous and God forbid a child gets seriously hurt from this, or is that what the Company is waiting for. 2 more things I'd like to say. My Grandpa had gotten really bad Poison Ivy. He went in bathroom to put something on it to help. OK, so he wasn't paying attention, but point is he grabbed the Capsaicin my Grandma had and put it all over and without washing his hands first, he peed. After, he cleaned up bathroom and started washing his hands and all of a sudden, not only did his whole body start to feel like it was on fire, but his private parts were like a 5 alarm fire going on. That was very dangerous. And last, when I was helping my Son, I just so happened to get just ever so little at the corner of my eye when I rubbed it. On fire, thought I'd lose my sight. Kept Ice Pack on the rest of the night and thank God, it went away. NOW, CAN SOMEONE GIVE ME ONE GOOD REASON WHY THIS PRODUCT SHOULD BE OUT THERE? I REALLY FEEL SOMEONE (ESPECIALLY A CHILD) IS GOING TO SERIOUSLY HURT BY THIS, AND THE COMPANY WON'T CARE. IT'S NOT THERE CHILD. WILL NEVER PURCHASE CAPSAICIN EVER, EVER AGAIN. PLEASE DO YOURSELF A FAVOR AND USE ONE OF TWO PRODUCTS I USE THAT HAS NEVER HURT ME OR ANYONE I KNOW. AND THIS IS JUST A HELPFUL TIP. I HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH THE COMPANY. I GO TO PHYSICAL THERAPY 2X A WEEK AND I BOUGHT A BOTTLE OF BIO-FREEZE. WHITE BOTTLE AND GEL COMES OUT A BIT BLUE AND ONCE YOU RUB IT IN, WITHIN 5 MINUTES, I'M FEELING ALOT BETTER. HOPE YOU ALL FEEL BETTER AND HOPE TO GOD CAPSAICIN IS TAKEN OFF MARKET OR AT LEAST STORES CAN STOP BUYING IT TO SELL.

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CC Cervino, NYC - 01/21/2016

So you want this product taken off the market because you and your family failed to read the label?? LMFAO!!

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WEH, West Point, Virginia - 02/20/2016

CC in New York. This stuff is horrible. The worst pain I could imagine. Applied to knee in the morning by 4pm began experiencing more pain. At 9 pm after shower which was almost unbearable. My knee was swollen extremely red & on fire. I deal with daily back pain & go through painful injections & have never experienced this kind of pain My knee is on fire & it's difficult to walk. PS you apparently don't have kids. Be a good idea not too. LMFAO

CAPSAICIN (Topical) (Cream
1.0

Effectiveness: *

Ease of Use: *

Overall Satisfaction: *

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H. BRUEN, NEW YORK, NEW YORK - 09/08/2015

Do the people who make this product have any morals? To watch my Son go through such pain. He's a Hockey Player and his knees were killing him. I had Capsaicin in the bathroom, forgetting to throw it away first fime I used it and my son got up in such pain (didn't want to bother me sleeping) so read directions and thought OK, this should help. OMG, he waited as long as he could, but had to wake me up. He was in such pain. We went in the bathroom, turned on the light and I had him sit on the toilet seat. When I looked at his knees, I was horrified. They looked like someone took a flame thrower to them or the worst Sunburn I'd ever seen and I've had Sun Poison, so I know what it looks like. He was trying not to scream in pain. I washed his knees off as best I could, then rubbed Noxzema with Eucalyptus in it. I then rinsed washcloths with cold water, rung them out and poured Vinegar on them. I folded them and put 1 on each knee and pushed in a little to get the Vinegar under the skin. Within an hour, he started feeling better. He has to go to work in the morning without having any sleep and still in some pain. I believe Capsaicin (with or without reading every little detail in the instructions should be taken off the market. It's very dangerous and God forbid a child gets seriously hurt from this, or is that what the Company is waiting for. 2 more things I'd like to say. My Grandpa had gotten really bad Poison Ivy. He went in bathroom to put something on it to help. OK, so he wasn't paying attention, but point is he grabbed the Capsaicin my Grandma had and put it all over and without washing his hands first, he peed. After, he cleaned up bathroom and started washing his hands and all of a sudden, not only did his whole body start to feel like it was on fire, but his private parts were like a 5 alarm fire going on. That was very dangerous. And last, when I was helping my Son, I just so happened to get just ever so little at the corner of my eye when I rubbed it. On fire, thought I'd lose my sight. Kept Ice Pack on the rest of the night and thank God, it went away. NOW, CAN SOMEONE GIVE ME ONE GOOD REASON WHY THIS PRODUCT SHOULD BE OUT THERE? I REALLY FEEL SOMEONE (ESPECIALLY A CHILD) IS GOING TO SERIOUSLY HURT BY THIS, AND THE COMPANY WON'T CARE. IT'S NOT THERE CHILD. WILL NEVER PURCHASE CAPSAICIN EVER, EVER AGAIN. PLEASE DO YOURSELF A FAVOR AND USE ONE OF TWO PRODUCTS I USE THAT HAS NEVER HURT ME OR ANYONE I KNOW. AND THIS IS JUST A HELPFUL TIP. I HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH THE COMPANY. I GO TO PHYSICAL THERAPY 2X A WEEK AND I BOUGHT A BOTTLE OF BIO-FREEZE. WHITE BOTTLE AND GEL COMES OUT A BIT BLUE AND ONCE YOU RUB IT IN, WITHIN 5 MINUTES, I'M FEELING ALOT BETTER. HOPE YOU ALL FEEL BETTER AND HOPE TO GOD CAPSAICIN IS TAKEN OFF MARKET OR AT LEAST STORES CAN STOP BUYING IT TO SELL.

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CC Cervino, NYC - 01/21/2016

You want one good reason why this product should be out there? Let's see ... how about because it helps people with severe arthritis and other joint issues. It amazes me how people expect the world to cater to them because they're incapable of using common sense and reading instructions.

CAPSAICIN (Topical) (Cream
1.0

Effectiveness: *

Ease of Use: *

Overall Satisfaction: *

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Fred, Chesapeake, va - 07/05/2015

I would love to stay and write a review, but I am currently looking for A LAKE OF BURNING FIRE to see if I can cool my back off. The Warning to not go in the sun should be prominent...yes I know I should have carefully read the label before applying it to my back, but that doesn't help me now...only a nice cold lake of fire will help...good day

Update layed on icepack an hour. So far so good. I could kick myself for not reading the label of a product named after a chili pepper

CAPSAICIN (Topical) (Cream
2.0

Effectiveness: *

Ease of Use: ***

Overall Satisfaction: **

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Karen, UK - 06/10/2015

Well I have read all the reviews about the burning. I tried the 0.025% cream, no burning, not even a tingle zilch! So I asked my doctor for the stronger stuff 0.075 so three times as strong and was told to be careful with it as it is strong stuff. Again, not even a tingle let alone a burning sensation. Can't believe I can't feel anything!

CAPSAICIN (Topical) (Cream
1.0

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Ease of Use: *

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SAMUEL, SEATTLE - 05/24/2015

PLEASE NEVER BUY OR USE THIS PRODUCT ,IT WILL BURN THE HELL OUT OF YOU

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C, Usa - 06/10/2015

OMG.... I have lmao because I was trying to get relief after applying on my arm.... And like everyone else I also felt like my arm was in hell.... Milk helped... It freaking took my pain away. This is not your regular ice hot ointment.... Its only a extremely small amount ... Put with gloves on. But wow!!! Fell bad for many people with arthritis using this with out knowledge.... Agree must put more warning on label.... But your stories have made me laugh....

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C, Usa - 06/10/2015

OMG.... I have lmao because I was trying to get relief after applying on my arm.... And like everyone else I also felt like my arm was in hell.... Milk helped... It freaking took my pain away. This is not your regular ice hot ointment.... Its only a extremely small amount ... Put with gloves on. But wow!!! Fell bad for many people with arthritis using this with out knowledge.... Agree must put more warning on label.... But your stories have made me laugh....

CAPSAICIN (Topical) (Cream
2.5

Effectiveness: *

Ease of Use: *****

Overall Satisfaction: *

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Sandy Vincent, Manitou Kentucky - 05/09/2015

Absolutely terrible. The burning is so awful tried to bathe to get it off. Made it worse. Having muscle spasms. Got ice packs on my legs.

CAPSAICIN (Topical) (Cream
2.5

Effectiveness: *

Ease of Use: *****

Overall Satisfaction: *

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LindaJ, Chicago, illinois - 03/22/2015

OMG, was told to try this for nerve pain after shingles. The pain was lower leg and foot. After one application i wanted to die. Burned like the worst sunburn I have ever ever had. Tried to wash it off and water made it feel worse. Never again.

CAPSAICIN (Topical) (Cream
1.0

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Ease of Use: *

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Dianna, New Jersey - 03/09/2015

OMG the burning and the pain is worse now than before!!! I want to cut my leg off!!! Don't use this product!!!

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Liz, Florham park nj - 03/18/2015

Do no use this product. I applied this product 4 hours ago and I cannot stop the burning feeling in my hand. The worst pain ever!!! This product should not be on the market. Sour cream helped also wash hand with mayo - some relief. I wish I can give zero stars. DO NOT USE.

CAPSAICIN (Topical) (Cream
1.0

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Lisa , Seattle, WA - 02/26/2015

I'm very disappointed with this product, my mother is in bad condition with arthritis, got reccomded to try this cream. And this cream has made her pain worse! This shouldn't even be allowed in any store! DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT!!!!

CAPSAICIN (Topical) (Cream
1.0

Effectiveness: *

Ease of Use: *

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Mrsnella1, Tennessee - 02/11/2015

Burned so bad, i would rather deal with the initial pain i was having from a an ear ache that was shooting pain down my shoulder. I finally after an hour of feeling like my akin was going to blister literally, i used some gold bond aloe powder. When i first applied the powder it burned like HELL i thoght the devil was seriously sitting on my shoulder.... But after about 20 minutes after applying the gold bond i could actually lay down. Do not use this product please....i cannot truly begin to describe the pain, and i have a high tolerance for pain but this..... No words for it. But gold bond powder it the one thats says it has aloe in it and its for soothing and calming. White with gold top... And this site should let you rate the product a zero, which is what i would have done had it let me

CAPSAICIN (Topical) (Cream
1.0

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Jodi, Lapeer, MI - 02/07/2015

This is one of the worst things I've ever done was to try this. It should be banned. I put some on my lower legs and thought I had 3rd degree burns. After agonizing a awhile i found this site and washed my legs with Dawn and than rubbed with mayonnaise than rinsed that off and felt immediate relief. After a bit the burning is slightly back but can tolerate. I also put some oatmeal lotion on. What a mess. Could kick myself! I would have given it zero stars but it wouldn't let me.

CAPSAICIN (Topical) (Cream
1.0

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stacey, orlando, fl - 01/27/2015

I have to say I had the same horrible experience as every one else here! DO NOT USE!!!! I used everything finally got some relief from olive oil and then vinegar, but later the burning band back.

CAPSAICIN (Topical) (Cream
1.0

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Ease of Use: *

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Andrea, Cherry Hill, NJ - 01/17/2015

Please don't use this product, or you will regret it. I had aching pain behind my knees from walking a lot on vacation. My husband rubbed it on and within a few minutes, I felt overwhelming burning and my skin turned red like sunburn. It was the worst pain, and I would have rather just dealt with the original aching I had. I tried a cold washcloth and water to get it off, it didn't help. The burning got even more intense so I got in the shower and used soap and cold water on the affected area. In another half hour, it started to ease a bit but I spent the entire night in bed waking up due to burning sensation. My skin was still very sensitive when I tried to take a warm shower in the morning. Not only should this not be sold over the counter, but it should have a warning label on the tube. It certainly should not say "pain relief" as it does on the tube! Oh, and I would give no stars above, but the review required it be included.

CAPSAICIN (Topical) (Cream
1.0

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Peggy Sue, Houston, TX - 01/04/2015

I bought Sind for my mom, she is 74, it burned her hands so bad it brought me to tears!! Please do not buy this product! It needs to be removed from the shelves ! Thank goodness one of the reviews said to use vinegar. It is helping .

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Sonya, Atlanta ga - 01/13/2015

Bless her heart. I tried it on my knees and the burning is so bad I can't sleep. I agree this should be removed.

CAPSAICIN (Topical) (Cream
1.0

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Renee, Buffalo, NY - 12/23/2014

I will never know how I got the burning to stop!!! My lower back has been giving me trouble and I had my boyfriend rub some of this into the hurting area. Shortly after it felt like someone lit my back on fire. It was like I was being burned alive and was almost sure my skin was going to fall off/blister. First I tried an ice pack, then make-up remover cloths, sour cream (which temporarily kind of helped), and finally I rinsed with Dawn and cold water in the shower and let the cold run down my back for a bit. By the grace of God the burning started to go away and the redness diminished a little while later. I never want to experience this hell again. A tiny amount was used. Stay away!

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Mont, Alberta Canada - 10/27/2014

OH. MY. GOSH. My mom bought this stuff in the states and gave it to
Me because I have such a sore back. I had my wife put some on my back and it did
Nothing, my thighs are a bit sore from raking leaves yesterday so I put
Some on both thighs. THEY ARE ON FIRE!!!! Absolute worse burning pain I've ever had. Thank goodness I looked this up and stumbled across these reviews because I put vinegar on right away and the burning is still there a bit but it's bearable enough now I think I can go to sleep. I hope this doesn't sound like I've downplayed this. IT
WAS HELL. I threw that crap away and I hope it goes to HELL where it came from.
DONT EVER USE!!! What if my sweet little daughter had gotten a hold of this and rubbed it on her legs or something. I would have been horrified. It took 30-45 mins to even begin its horrible burning. DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT. DoTerra makes
A "deep blue rub" that works amazing and doesn't burn your skin off!! I would recommend that instead.

CAPSAICIN (Topical) (Cream
1.0

Effectiveness: *

Ease of Use: *

Overall Satisfaction: *

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Rocky, San Diego, CA - 10/09/2014

THIS IS SERIOUSLY.....SERIOUSLY THE WORST medication cream ever invented. if you want to torture your enemy use this crap. The United States Government needs to get a hold of this shit and torture the ISIS with it.....i am seriously they will give up there left testicle and entire comrades if this ever touched their skin. My Boyfriend says he seriously wants to find who ever made this and sock them in the face. To stop or subside the burning Calamine Lotion really works, and its the best product ever invented.

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Mary Gerdt, Monkton,Vermont - 12/27/2014

They should take this off the market. It burns like Hades. I of course did not read the label except it said it relieved stabbing pain. I threw away and today washed big sink full of dishes with Dawn detergent. Used Calmoseptine ointment. Avoiding forever

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CC Cervino, NYC - 01/21/2016

Mary Gerdt - so they should take the product off the market for your negligence in not reading the label?? That's rich. How about YOU try reading the label before using a product next time instead of blaming the product for your misuse?

CAPSAICIN (Topical) (Cream
4.5

Effectiveness: ****

Ease of Use: *****

Overall Satisfaction: ****

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Diana Yung, Los Angeles California - 10/08/2014

Doesn't burn me when I apply it. The instructions say to not apply with bare hands. I wear a thin rubber glove and use a cotton pad to apply. If you manage to get it on you try milk or another creamy dairy product. Also says this product takes weeks to work.