Relief from neuropathic pain with phenytoin cream according to new study

Phenytoin provided temporary relief from neuropathic pain reports a recent study in the Journal of Pain Research. The doctors, Jan M. Keppel Hesselink and David Kopsky, from the Institute for Neuropathic Pain in Amsterdam, summarized their findings on the benefits of a 10% topical cream with phenytoin as the active ingredient as follows. “We, therefore, developed a […]

Virus-Induced Neuropathy

Recent dramatic study highlights the fact that some neuropathies can be caused by viruses. In this case the virus is known as Dinocampus coccinellae paralysis virus (DcPV), which is a single-stranded, positive-sense RNA virus unique to insects. The virus creates a “zombie ladybug” by inducing a neuropathy that spreads to the ladybug’s entire nervous system and paralyzing […]

Ceftriaxone For Chronic Pain Relief

Ceftriaxone helped alleviate neuropathic pain in laboratory rats according to researchers lead by Dr. K. M. Ramos at the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience and the Center for Neuroscience, in Boulder, Colorado. In their research paper on a molecule called the glutamate transporter GLT-1, the research team concluded that “GLT-1 therefore may be a therapeutic […]