Shingles and Postherpetic Neuralgia
- Consider capsaicin To soothe pain, apply an ointment containing capsaicin, a substance found in cayenne peppers, four times a day
- Try peppermint oil
Apply 2 to 3 drops to the affected area three or four times per day for pain relief
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