Topical application of capsaicin for treatment of oral neuropathic pain and trigeminal neuralgia.


Neuropathic pain may be a major cause of pain in the head and neck. Trigeminal neuralgia may appear as intraoral pain. This article reviews a series of 24 consecutive cases of oral pain treated with topical capsaicin. Complete remission of neuropathic pain was seen in 31.6% of patients; partial remission was achieved in 31.6% of patients. Trigeminal… (More)