FDA Approves New Shingles Treatment
The FDA has just approved a new treatment for PHN (post-herpetic neuralgia), the often debilitating pain that lingers after a shingles attack.
The new treatment is Qutenza, a skin patch which releases a pain-relieving natural chemical called capsaican into the bloodstream for up to 12 weeks. Capsaican is the same chemical that makes chili peppers spicy and has long been known in the natural health community as a pain reliever.
This is considered to be a safer alternative to taking over the counter pain killers on a daily basis, which can sometimes be hard on the liver.