A few years back I bought some capsaicin cream and had my husband rub it on my aching back. Capsaicin cream is made from hot peppers. This was our first experience with capsaicin cream. My husband washed his hands with soap and water when he was finished, and I plopped down on the bed waiting for the relief to come.
Suddenly my shoulders began to itch, then they started to burn, then they really started to burn. I was so miserable I hopped up and got in the shower, hoping to wash off the cream. Meanwhile my husband had taken his contacts out for the night. Apparently washing your hands with soap and water does not get rid of capsaicin. When I came out of the shower he was rolling on the floor clutching his eye and cussing up a storm. The shower didn't rid me of my problem either. My entire back was on fire. I woke up several times during the night in misery. The cream did not wear off for three days!
So I think I'll pass on the new capsaicin MucoAd® formula (Sinol-M™). Supposedly it works wonders for allergic rhinitis and the new formula boasts that it lasts even longer. I guess I can see why it would work. I mean, spicy food is known to unclog a stuffy nose and affect post-nasal-drip but, I think I'll pass.
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