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Capsicum Plaster FAQs – Safety and Side Effects

Capsicum plasters are a popular topical pain relief treatment. Here are some frequently asked questions about using capsicum plasters safely and potential side effects:

Are capsicum plasters safe?

– Capsicum plasters are generally considered safe when used as directed. The active ingredient capsaicin is approved by the FDA. 

What are the potential side effects of capsicum plasters?

– Potential side effects may include:

– Skin irritation – Capsicum can cause redness, stinging, or burning where the plaster is applied. This usually resolves after the plaster is removed.

– Allergic reaction – Those with sensitivity to capsicum or other plaster ingredients may experience itching or swelling. Discontinue use if this occurs.

How long can I safely use a capsicum plaster?

– Most manufacturers advise using capsicum plasters for no longer than 8-12 hours per 24 hours. Longer use increases the risk of skin irritation and damage.

Can I use capsicum plasters if I have sensitive skin?

– Yes, but test on a small area first. Avoid using on damaged, broken, or irritated skin. Discontinue use if skin becomes inflamed.

Are capsicum plasters safe during pregnancy?

– There is limited safety data for use during pregnancy. Discuss use with your physician if pregnant or breastfeeding.

Can children use capsicum plasters?

– consult a pediatrician before using on children. plasters are not recommended for use on children under 2 years old.

How do I use capsicum plasters safely and effectively?

– Carefully follow instructions. Do not apply over sensitive areas or open wounds. Never bandage or heat plaster. Avoid contact with eyes and mucous membranes. Store out of reach of children.

What should I do if I experience side effects?

– Remove plaster immediately and wash skin with soap and water if irritation occurs. Seek medical help if serious reactions develop.

When should I contact my doctor about using capsicum plasters?

– Seek medical advice if you have chronic conditions, are taking medications, or experience severe side effects with use. Discontinue use if skin damage develops.

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