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Doctor insights on: Bengay Ultra Strength Medication

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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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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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Can I use a small amount of bengay on my ankle?

Can I use a small amount of bengay on my ankle?

Yes: Hello,
Yes as long as you follow the labeling, it is important to note that you should seek help to get to the source of the pain if this has been a chronic issue. ...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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What are the possible side effects of putting bengay in your eye?

What are the possible side effects of putting bengay in your eye?

Not much: Probably nothing much if you copiously irrigate the eye to flush it out. Don't continue to do this and if the eye does not feel normal, have an eye doctor examine you. ...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

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Can 1 tube of bengay with 30 percent of methyl salicilate when overused be toxic?

Can 1 tube of bengay with 30 percent of methyl salicilate when overused be toxic?

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

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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 more

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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 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.

Troch bursitis: Pain on the side of the hip is most commonly trochanteric bursitis. It usually is painful to sleep on the affected side. A cortisone shot is often helpful. See your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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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

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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

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Help can bengay relieve nasal congestion?

Help can bengay relieve nasal congestion?

See details: Possible to a minor degree because of the wintergreen. A decongestant would do a much better job. ...Read more

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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

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

Heat + heat: The creams generate the sensation of heat. Adding external heat can cause misinterpretation of the extent of heat, combined with the improved transmission by the moisture of the cream, and lead to burns. ...Read more

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Hi, I'm taking Bengay (30% methyl salicylate) for inflammation. I'm weighing it on a scale to keep track. How many grams per day is okay to do? Thanks

Hi, I'm taking Bengay (30% methyl salicylate) for inflammation. I'm weighing it on a scale to keep track. How many grams per day is okay to do? Thanks

Label directions: Since Bengay is purchased without a prescription it is safe to use. I have not known of a dosage to exceed. The manufacturer of Bengal has FDA approval for its labeling directions.
Use according to label.
Never heard of weighing out the product. You might consider asking who told you to do this. Is insurance paying for it. Might be a payer issue w insurance on a prescription from a doctor. ...Read more

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2 days had achy pain on foot goes from pinky toe to heal on bottom of foot, when walk on it or try stretch foot. What could it be? Bengay don't help.

2 days had achy pain on foot goes from pinky toe to heal on bottom of foot, when walk on it or try stretch foot. What could it be? Bengay don't help.

Plantar fasciitis: Plantar fasciitis, or an arch ligament strain is a very common reason for arch and heel pain.

Other causes of heel pain can be tarsal tunnel syndrome, arthritis, a stress fracture, referred nerve pain among others. Talk to a podiatrist to help sort this out. ...Read more

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Woke up with a stiff neck. Hurts when I move side to side and when I look up. Applied Bengay on it and icy hot patch but only relieves the muscle ache?

Woke up with a stiff neck. Hurts when I move side to side and when I look up. Applied Bengay on it and icy hot patch but only relieves the muscle ache?

Keep an eye on it: If safe for you, consider trying an over the counter anti-inflammatory, heat and stretching of the neck area. If your symptoms persist beyond 7-10days or are worsening I would recommend you see a physician who specialize in musculoskeletal care (orthopedics)
Hope that helps! ...Read more

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If there is a numbness in my hand. It eases with bengay can this be serious. My pinkie and my thumb goes numb.. Every now and then tingling finger tips

If there is a numbness in my hand. It eases with bengay can this be serious. My pinkie and my thumb goes numb.. Every now and then tingling finger tips

Numbness: Numbness can be related to many many issues or conditions. It is not "normal" but it is too hard to attach seriuos or not serious to that simple complaint.
For example you can get temprary transient numbness in a hand as s sign of heart issue such as angina or a heart attack. That would be serious.
You can get numbness becaues you are sleeping or sitting in a bad position...That is not so seriuos
go see your docor. ...Read more