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Dr. PHILIP WALLER
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Side effectof using aspercreme and the releif of the symptoms ?

Side effectof using aspercreme  and the releif of the symptoms
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Few side effects: The most common side effect to aspercreme would be local skin irritation. There is always chance for a systemic reaction but that would be rare. Overall apercreme should be safe. ...Read more

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Dr. Rashed Hasan
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Dr. James Ferguson
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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Aspercreme ok for children?

Aspercreme ok for children?

I don't recommend it: This is a topical product that contains salycilates. Although it is unlikely it would be absorbed in a significant amount, there is a possibility a kid could ingest some.We have not uses salycilates in kids under 16 for decades since their association with reye syndrome. ...Read more

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Dr. Rashed Hasan
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Dr. Julia Sanchez
Board Certified, Pain Management
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Aspercreme help shingles pain?

Aspercreme help shingles pain?

Not best treatment: It could help since it is an analgesic but it might not be the best treatment. If you have active shingles, please visit your doctor, he/she might recommend anti viral medication and anti inflammatory medications. If the pain is persistent after the rash is gone, topical Lidocaine patches along with a nerve pain medication are the best course of treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
Board Certified, Pain Management
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
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Dr. Michael Miller
Board Certified, Wound care
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Does aspercreme or neosporin relieve severe sunburn pain on feet?

Does aspercreme or neosporin relieve severe sunburn pain on feet?

Better Ideas: Sunburn is response of the tissues to injury from solar radiation. It is simply inflammation which means increase blood flow to the area to promote healing. Do not use ice as this can injure already injured skin. Cool water soaks can help as can taking anti-inflammation medicines like Motrin or advil. Avoid any further damage as this can cause scarring . Good skin cream applied daily/gently helps. ...Read more

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Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
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Could aspercreme be good to use for back ache?

Could aspercreme be good to use for back ache?

Yes: Aspercreme is a reasonable treatment option for back ache. Like just about everything else, it's going to work for some people and it not going to work for others. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Can you explain if it's safe to use aspercreme for menstrual cramps?

Can you explain if it's safe to use aspercreme for menstrual cramps?

Aspercreme: Aspercreme (Trolamine salicylate) is a topical that reduces swelling/ inflammation of muscle & joints. I don't know of any contraindication with menstrual cramps but am not sure how effective it would be. I have read anecdotals of women who found it helped for this purpose. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Waldman
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Dr. Mohamed Aboyoussef
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Can I take Naproxen & use aspercreme For my knee?

Can I take Naproxen & use aspercreme   For my knee?

Yes: You can combine oral naproxen with topical asprecreme but don't exceed 500 mg of naproxen twice a day provided that you have normal kidney, and liver functions. Hope you feel better. ...Read more

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