Do not use capsaicin topical preparations if you have had a previous allergic reaction to the medication. Capsaicin should not be used on raw, broken or irritated skin.
Capsaicin products are for external use only. If rash occurs, discontinue use. If condition worsens or symptoms persist, discontinue use and contact your health-care provider.
Avoid contact with eyes. After application, wash hands thoroughly to prevent spreading the product to eyes and mouth. Flush with water if contact does occur.
The application of external heat, such as an electric heating pad, a hot water bottle or sweating through exercise, may result in excessive skin irritation or burn.