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what is difene spray gel for

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
See details: It is a topical antiinflammatory med usually applied locally to treat osteoarthritis of the hands or knees.
Dr. Thomas Namey
48 years experience Rheumatology
Topical pain relief!: Reaches the area in need with much lower blood levels or likely side-effects!

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
27 years experience Pain Management
Pain relief: It is a topical version of the anti-inflammatory diclofenac. It is a topical anti-inflammatory drug.
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Dr. Thomas Namey
48 years experience Rheumatology
Potent: anti-inflammatory gel with 1-2% diclofenac!
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Peltzer
34 years experience Family Medicine
Arthritis: Voltaren (diclofenac) gel is indicated for Osteoarthritis of joints. It is generally used for knee arthritis but can also be used for ankles, feet, e ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Whitman
45 years experience Ophthalmology
No true substitute: You can use the over the counter gels that contain salicylic acid (aspirin compound), or use a non steroidal by mouth such as aleve (naproxen) or motr ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Roschmann
46 years experience Rheumatology
Similar : Studies have shown that about 40-60 % of people with pain from due to Osteoarthritis or Sports Injuries felt they had a good - excellent relief of sym ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
37 years experience Family Medicine
See your doctor: With persistent symptoms such as these, your best bet is to see your doctor so he/she can examine you.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
30 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: Diclofenac gel 1% is available at any pharmacy by prescription.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Ortiz
20 years experience Internal Medicine
Maybe: If the edema (swelling) is around a small joint like the joints of the hand - then it may be effective, as the edema may be a sign of inflammation, an ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
54 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
This is not treating: the problem, it is only decreasing the inflammation & U may feel better, but in the long run U should look 2 repair.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Olivia Liao
31 years experience Ophthalmology
Theoretically risky: For increased bleeding since voltaren (diclofenac) is an nsaid. Please discuss with your doctor safer alternatives for the gel. Here is the drug info ... Read More

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