Treatment of apocrine chromhidrosis with topical capsaicin

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A 30-year-old white woman with facial apocrine chromhidrosis was treated successfully with topical capsaicin once or twice daily. Paired comparison of treated versus untreated sides and active drug-treated versus vehicle—treated sides showed suppression of the chromhidrosis only when capsaicin was used. After treatment was discontinued, the chromhidrosis returned within 2 days.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)418-420
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1989

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Dermatology


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