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How many nights in a row is it safe to use BenGay? I want to know if I need to take a break or if I can use it every night if need be.

How many nights in a row is it safe to use BenGay? I want to know if I need to take a break or if I can use it every night if need be.

Ingredient Toxicity.: The active ingredient of ben gay is methyl salicylate. Extended over use, especially in children, can be dangerous and even fatal. Older people such as adults have a larger body mass and are less likely to be affected, but there is always that possibility. Follow the directions for applications carefully. ...Read more

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I have bursitis in my shoulder, will bengay cream help?

I have bursitis in my shoulder, will bengay cream help?

Need to add exercise: The shoulder exercise program under the guidance of physical therapy is your best next move. You should have an evaluation by your physician to make sure what the diagnosis is. Although injections can help these are not done first. ...Read more

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Is it safe for me to use bengay on my one year old daughter?

Is it safe for me to use bengay on my one year old daughter?

Maybe: You would have to test the baby's skin by applying a small amount to a small area of skin for several days (once a day) and if no reaction you may why would you need it if muscle strain heat and light massage with baby oil or soothing cream with heat should do the trick if in pain tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin would handle that. ...Read more

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I put quite a bit of bengay on back of neck and i later feel kind of a cool sensation when i breath in, kinda like when you take coughdrops. Normal?

I put quite a bit of bengay on back of neck and i later feel kind of a cool sensation when i breath in, kinda like when you take coughdrops. Normal?

Yes: There is no need to worry about this, it is probably just soaking into your skin and or you scratched you neck after applying the cream and it is soaking in on both sides. But this feeling should go away after the cream wears off or you wash it off :]. ...Read more

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Should i put bengay on my ant bites and then put a sock on my foot or just put bengay?

Should i put bengay on my ant bites and then put a sock on my foot or just put bengay?

I would recommend: A topical steroid cream over the counter or calamine lotioned Aveeno (oatmeal) over the Ben gay. The Ben gay is more for muscle aches. ...Read more

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Is it safe to put bengay on the back of your neck near skull?

Is it safe to put bengay on the back of your neck near skull?

Bengay: Ordinarily this is safe unless you have some abnormal skin condition or are allergic to bengay. ...Read more