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Bengay Greaseless Medication
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
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
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
Bengay: Ordinarily this is safe unless you have some abnormal skin condition or are allergic to bengay. ...Read more
My Grandmother has some type of rash and it hurts her . I don't know what it is we just put Bengay And Give her Pain Killers?
Doctors office don't open til Monday .lower back very stiff tried bengay,icy hot salon pas works halfway good what good for that at Walgreens I can by?
Ben Gay: If used as directed on the labeling, no. It can be very toxic if used on or in an area other than where indicated in the product labeling. Follow the directions and you should be fine. ...Read more
I overused a 2 0z tube of bengay with methyl salicilate. Is this a toxic amount if it contains 30 percent of this chemical?
Doubtful: You are using the word toxic as if you are going to have automatic health concerns. Whereas doctors are worried only if you have symptoms or issues of concern. One tube of BenGay is not likely to cause you trouble. But, as asked before, What is your concern? Why do you keep asking us this question without something that is causing you concern? ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have a small area of pain on the side of my hip where my panty line is. What is this? Can i get rid of it? I use bengay. Thank you.
I think i strained a muscle and I have been putting bengay on my arm but yet it's still hurting. How long does it take your arm to heal?
Weeks: It may take a few weeks for a strained muscle to heal. Ice is helpful as is rest. ...Read more
Pain in my shoulder hurts to move the arm but can move I have taken motrin and applied bengay to the area?
See below: You don't say how long the pain has gone on. Rest and ice may be other good treatments. If the pain persists you should see your pcp. ...Read more
I overused a 2 0z tube of bengay with methyl salicilate that has 30 percent in it and also 3 other tubes with just menthol. Is this toxic. ?
Symptoms: We do not predict illness or toxicity. Do you have any symptoms to report? is there any physical sign that you have a problem? ...Read more
Why do pain cremes like bengay or icyhot advise you not to use a heating pad? I thought it was methyl salicylate but even creams w/o still warn you
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