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Phenytoin cream reduces pain in painful diabetic neuropathy

In the following video a patient suffering from painful diabetic neuropathy explains how phenytoin cream reduces pain. On the numerical rating scale in which 0 is no pain and 10 is severe pain (NRS), he scored his pain from 9-10 to 2-4 after application of phenytoin cream.

The 72-year old patient explained he suffered form severe tingling and prickling pain, NRS score 9-10, and after applying phenytoin cream, the pain was reduced to 2-4. He applies cream twice a day, and in case of extra efforts, for instance walking, he applies one time extra. He does not experience any side effects.
Now his painful diabetic neuropathy is under control.

August 2018, Jan M. Keppel Hesselink, MD, PhD, revised David Kopsky, December 2018