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Topical Medications - Balms, Creams, Gels, Lotions, Ointments etc.

Topical medications include balms, creams, gels, oils, lotions, patches, ointments and other products that you apply to your skin. Most are available over-the-counter. Topical products may provide pain relief for mild arthritis pain that affects only a few joints. Various topical drugs are also used to treat skin problems in many types of arthritis.
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BENGAY - What You Need to Know
BENGAY is a topical formulation that is used to treat minor aches and pains often associated with arthritis. BENGAY products create heat right at the source of your pain.

What Is Stopain?
Stopain is a topical analgesic product which comes in several formulations. Stopain is indicated for temporary relief of minor aches and pains.

Voltaren Gel - What You Need to Know
Voltaren Gel is a topical, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory treatment for arthritis pain.

Top Arthritis Cream Products
Arthritis creams can effectively soothe minor arthritis and muscle pain.

Sports cream overdose
Sports cream overdose is poisoning from an overdose (by swallowing or skin exposure) of sports creams or ointments that treat aches and pains.

Methyl salicylate overdose
Poisoning from an overdose of methyl salicylate.

Eucalyptus oil overdose
Poisoning from an overdose of eucalyptus oil.

Menthol overdose
This poisoning is from an overdose of menthol.

Zinc oxide overdose
This is poisoning from an overdose of zinc oxide.

Poisoning from Hand lotions and creams
This poisoning is from ingestion of a hand lotion or cream.

How do topical NSAIDs perform?
Study results comparing topical NSAIDs, oral NSAIDs, and a dummy topical treatment revealed that: Topical NSAIDs offered better pain relief than the dummy treatment for the first two weeks, but after that period of time it was no more effective than the dummy treatment. Topical NSAIDs were less effective than comparable oral NSAIDs even in the first two weeks.

Topical Medications for Psoriasis
Topical medications are those applied only to the surface of the body. Forms include: Ointments, Gels, Solutions, Creams, Sprays, Foams, Lotions, Shampoos and tapes. In general, topical treatments are the first line for mild to moderate psoriasis, but they may also be used alone or in combination with more powerful treatments for moderate to severe cases.

How To Use Topical Steroids
Guidelines to help you get the most benefit from using a topical steroid while minimizing the risk of the side effects.

Topical Steroid Side Effects
While topical steroids have tremendous benefit in reducing inflammation, they also have significant side effects. Most of these side effects are seen with long-term use, but some may be noticed within days of starting therapy.

How Topical Steroids Work
Topical steroids work by reducing inflammation in the skin by several different mechanisms of action.

Poisoning from Hand lotions and creams
This poisoning is from ingestion of a hand lotion or cream.

Topical Steroid Strengths
Topical steroids are divided into groups based on their strengths.

Profile: Eucalyptus
Profile and essential information for Eucalyptus. The leaves and oil of the eucalyptus plant are used for medicinal purposes. Eucalyptus oil consists of the volatile oil distilled from the fresh leaves and branch tops of the eucalyptus plant, from UMM.

Topical Painkillers: Rubbing In Relief
Painkilling creams and ointments can contain ingredients ranging from numbing agents to the substance that makes chili peppers hot. Pain medicines applied to skin can be grouped into categories, according to how they work, from MayoClinic.

Drug Preparations Applied to the Skin Help Relieve Pain
Topical pain-relieving drugs are preparations applied to the skin as a cream, ointment, gel, or spray. Some of these drugs are available only with a doctor's prescription and others can be purchased over-the-counter (OTC), from SpineUniverse.

Hot Peppers Alleviate Arthritis?
Capsaicin has been used in topical treatments for arthritis for many decades. Though none of these liniments and rubs are cures, some people do find that they help to ease the pain, from Peoples Pharmacy.

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