* Not a rare disease
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While this condition may be difficult to treat, typical neuralgia therapies are often employed with moderate success. Effective measures may include:
- Cooling lotions as required (camphor and menthol)
- Capsaicin cream - this depletes nerve endings of their chemical transmitters
- Local anaesthetic creams
- Amitriptyline tablets at night
- Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS)
- Botulinum toxin
Additional information about treatment of notalgia paresthetica can be accessed by clicking here.You can find relevant journal articles on treatment of notalgia paresthetica through a service called PubMed, a searchable database of medical literature. Information on finding an article and its title, authors, and publishing details is listed here. Some articles are available as a complete document, while information on other studies is available as a summary abstract. To obtain the full article, contact a medical/university library (or your local library for interlibrary loan), or order it online using the following link. Using 'notalgia paresthetica AND treatment' as your search term should locate 10 articles. Click here to view a search.
Last updated: 6/8/2011
- Fleisher AB, Meade TJ, Fleisher AB. Notalgia Paresthetica: Successful Treatment with Exercises. Acta Dermato Venereologica. 2010; http://www.medicaljournals.se/acta/content/?doi=10.2340/00015555-1039&html=1. Accessed 4/8/2011.
- Notalgia paraesthetica. DermNet NZ. 2010; http://dermnetnz.org/systemic/notalgia-paraesthetica.html. Accessed 4/8/2011.
- Finding Treatment Information - A video developed by GARD Information Specialists that explains how you can find information about treatment for a rare disease.
- ClinicalTrials.gov lists trials that are studying or have studied Notalgia paresthetica. Click on the link to go to ClinicalTrials.gov to read descriptions of these studies.