Hot sauce capsaicin
With the rise in legality of cannabis products, ED (and even PED) clinicians are seeing a big rise in cannabis hyperemesis syndrome. Topical capsaicin 0.025-0.075% is a known reliever of symptoms, as outlined on AliEM here. But who stocks topical capsaicin cream in their ED? Turns out hot sauces can be used as outlined here. Hot sauces are graded in Scoville units, and the equivalent to capsaicin cream is a hot sauce with 4,000-12,000 Scoville units. Avoid hot sauces that go higher than that – they can burn the skin. Tabasco original red sauce has a Scoville rating of 2,500-5,000 units.