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Doctor insights on: Aspercreme Uses

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Can I use aspercreme if I'm pregnant?

Can I use aspercreme if I'm pregnant?

Yes but: It is safe to use this topically but it is also not particularly effective. I would speak with your obgyn about what exactly is hurting and likely a better solution can be offered. ...Read more

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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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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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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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Side effectof using aspercreme and the releif of the symptoms?

Side effectof using aspercreme and the releif of the symptoms?

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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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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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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Does aspercreme contain aspirin?

Does aspercreme contain aspirin?

Has Salicylic Acid: It is the main metabolite of aspirin. ...Read more

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Is aspercreme safe for a 5 year old has had a stiff neck for 13 1/2 hours used ice

Is aspercreme safe for a 5 year old has had a stiff neck for 13 1/2 hours used ice

No.: No. The product information states "do not use: •on children under 10 years of age. ". ...Read more

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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 (ibuprofen). Avoid any further damage as this can cause scarring. Good skin cream applied daily/gently helps. ...Read more

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Can you explain if it's safe to put aspercreme on your lower abdomen for menstrual cramps?

Can you explain if it's safe to put aspercreme on your lower abdomen for menstrual cramps?

Not harmful: Over the counter topical analgesics should be safe to use on your lower abdomen. ...Read more

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Partial knee replacement 4 wks. I started using aspercreme heat on muscles around knee. Used last night. Just got out of shower and leg burning...?

Partial knee replacement 4 wks. I started using aspercreme heat on muscles around knee. Used last night. Just got out of shower and leg burning...?

Observe: After knee replacement or other major surgery there can be either numbness or hypersensitivity of local nerves. When you put "heat" creme on hypersensitive nerves, it can cause a burning sensation. It's probably not dangerous. Worth watching if the sensation gets better when you withhold the creme. The main thing to do is make sure you get your range of motion back and strengthen you knee. ...Read more

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Does aspercream have asprin in it?

Does aspercream have asprin in it?

Sort of: It contains salicylates and aspirin is an acetylsalicylate. Same family and pharmacological mechanism of action/toxicity profile. ...Read more

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My 3 year old granddaughter rubbed aspercream all over her face and arms can this harm her?

My 3 year old granddaughter rubbed aspercream all over her face and arms can this harm her?

Aspirin Aspercreme: First of all, wash the addected areas well with soap and water. Then call poison control - 1-800-222-1222. Chances are great that it won't hurt her provided she has no influenza symptoms currently. Please be careful with medications when there are younger children in the house. Always keep them locked and out of their reach. ...Read more

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What is epaderm use for?

Epaderm: This consists of emulsifying wax, yellow soft paraffin, liquid paraffin - it is applied to dry skin and it acts as a barrier preventing loss of water. Hence the skin stays moist. ...Read more

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Is it ok to use meladerm?

Is it ok to use meladerm?

Most likely safe: Meladerm is an over the counter skin lightening agent. It contains no prescription medications. It does have some acids used for chemical peels so be careful not to overuse it. Chemical peels can be very useful for treating many skin conditions. The real question is it effective enought to justify the cost. ...Read more

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Is it charity to use chip?

Is it charity to use chip?

CHIP: The children’s health insurance program (chip) provides health coverage for children whose families can’t afford private health insurance but who make too much money to be eligible for medicaid. I guess the answer to your question depends on your definition of charity. ...Read more