publication . Article . 2010

Topical antacid therapy for capsaicin-induced dermal pain: a poison center telephone-directed study

Susan Y. Kim-Katz; Ilene B. Anderson; Thomas E. Kearney; Conan MacDougall; Karen S. Hudmon; Paul D. Blanc;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Jun 2010
Abstract
Abstract Purpose The study aimed to assess the effects of topical antacids for treatment of capsaicin-induced dermal pain after exposure to capsaicin containing hot peppers, personal protection sprays, or topical creams. Procedures Participants of the study were California Poison Control System (CPCS) hotline callers 12 years or older with dermal pain from exposure to capsaicin-containing products or plants. Participants were instructed to apply a topical antacid and assessed for perceived pain (using a 0-10 scale) pre- and posttreatment. A positive response was defined as a sustained reduction of pain 33% or more within 30 minutes or achieving a pain score of 0...
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free text keywords: Emergency Medicine, General Medicine, Capsaicin, chemistry.chemical_compound, chemistry, Antacid, medicine.medical_treatment, medicine, Antacid therapy, Confidence interval, Concomitant, Anesthesia, business.industry, business, Intensive care, Resuscitation, Odds ratio
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publication . Article . 2010

Topical antacid therapy for capsaicin-induced dermal pain: a poison center telephone-directed study

Susan Y. Kim-Katz; Ilene B. Anderson; Thomas E. Kearney; Conan MacDougall; Karen S. Hudmon; Paul D. Blanc;