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Which is better: biofreeze or max freeze?

Health Tap doctors: have been asked not to endorse specific products or brand lines. ...Read more

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The rt. Side of my chest neck and shoulder blade have been hurting for over a month now. I have done OTC pain reducers, bio freeze, tens unit etc. ?

The rt. Side of my chest neck and shoulder blade have been hurting for over a month now. I have done OTC pain reducers, bio freeze, tens unit etc. ?

See PMD: Lots of times these are muscular in nature. But a month is a long time for any kind of discomfort to be around. You should be seen and examined by your primary care doctor. Your pmd will at the least reassure you and get you better pain control. Or may suggest imaging based on your story and exam. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is Biofreeze any good for pain?

Yes: it can help for sure. why are you having pain? make sure there is no injury that needs evaluated. use motrin as directed and try heat. ...Read more

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Can applying volterol, biofreeze etc, to your whole back help backache?

Can applying volterol, biofreeze etc, to your whole back help backache?

Yes but temporarily: Volterol is an anti-inflammatory. It may help but will only be temporary. It should not be a long term strategy without physician supervision. Biofreeze is about the same as using ice, again temporary relief at best. Since most back aches are temporary this is a reasonable strategy. If it doesn't help after a few tries, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Is biofreeze good for patella tendonitis to mask pain?

Is biofreeze good for patella tendonitis to mask pain?

Yes, but why?: If you have patelor tendinitis, there is a reason. It can be mechanical or inflammatory. You need to determine the cause! biofreeze will not work as well ad an nsaid! ...Read more

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What to do about back ache, I found a way to apply volterol, biofreeze etc, to your whole back, is this okay?

What to do about back ache, I found a way to apply volterol, biofreeze etc, to your whole back, is this okay?

See a neurologist: back ache can be from very mild to disabling. It is Ok to apply topical medications to your back. If no relief then see your doctor. ...Read more

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What if i accidentally ingested a little bit of the biofreeze cream? I don't think that i did but there's a slight menthol feeling on tongue?

What if i accidentally ingested a little bit of the biofreeze cream? I don't think that i did but there's a slight menthol feeling on tongue?

Not smart: Biofreeze is a topical pain reliever to be used on the skin, not in your mouth. Please don't use it internally. Please call your dentist for an examination of whatever is bothering your mouth, and for proper treatment. ...Read more

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Biofreeze leaked in bag, got on gum.Gum was original flavor, but was minty when chewed. (assuming biofreeze got on it.) should I be worried, do what?

Biofreeze leaked in bag, got on gum.Gum was  original flavor, but was minty when chewed. (assuming biofreeze got on it.) should I be worried, do what?

Call poison control: The state's poison control centers usually have that information you're looking for. Also the ewg.Org website has additional information under their skin deep database. The triethanolamine is the most toxic component in the formulation, which is a nitrosamine. So check with the poison control pharmacist to see if you need to do anything now. ...Read more

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Can biofreeze be used with chronic kidney disease?

Can biofreeze be used with chronic kidney disease?

Ask nephrologist: You should always check with you nephrologist, but topically applied biofreeze should be safe to use. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take 800mg of ibuprofen, after using Biofreeze cream?

Is it safe to take 800mg of ibuprofen, after using Biofreeze cream?

Yes: the active ingredient of most Biofreeze products is menthol. The active ingredient of ibuprofen is a nonspecific COX2 inhibitor. They should complement each other in reducing pain resulting from local inflammation. ...Read more

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I just showered snd I now feel like I have biofreeze in my vagina. Almost like a cold, burning sensation. What could be wrong? Hsv related possibly?

I just showered snd I now feel like I have biofreeze in my vagina. Almost like a cold, burning sensation.  What could be wrong? Hsv related possibly?

Biofreeze in vagina: You may be experiencing an infection in the vaginal area. See your doctor about a pelvic examination to find the cause of your symptoms. ...Read more

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My diabetic obese friend has foot pain and some numbness. Is it ok for him to use a menthol gel like biofreeze (2-4%) menthol, on his feet ?

My diabetic obese friend has foot pain and some numbness. Is it ok for him to use a menthol gel like biofreeze (2-4%) menthol, on his feet ?

Control risk factors: Menthol is ok but it is only treating the symptom. Your friend needs to treat the cause of the foot pain/numbness which in a diabetic is a signal for neuropathy. He needs to control his blood sugar level, blood pressure (circulation) and cholesterol levels. Good luck. ...Read more

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Any advice for reducing symptoms of cervical spondylosis? Pillow/bedding/products/exercises? I have a tens unit/biofreeze/heat pad/lidocaine cream.

Any advice for reducing symptoms of cervical spondylosis? Pillow/bedding/products/exercises? I have a tens unit/biofreeze/heat pad/lidocaine cream.

Strengthen muscles: There is a lot of evidence that in people with spondylosis or spondylolithesis strengthening muscles opposite (those that pull back) can greatly improve pain and tension caused by this disorder. Usually pilates and balance moves are helpful. Seek professional help to make sure this is okay for your specific issue. ...Read more

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Is bio freeze safe to use during pregnancy. I've applied it to my neck and traps and I'm 13 weeks pregnant. Should I stop?

Is bio freeze safe to use during pregnancy. I've applied it to my neck and traps and I'm 13 weeks pregnant. Should I stop?

Ask your OB MD: This is a question you should ask your treating OB MD who is familiar with your current condition. ...Read more

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Is bio-freeze or other topically applied arthritic gel a nono during pregnancy? Horrible migraines, will be applied to neck and back of head if okay.

Is bio-freeze or other topically applied arthritic gel a nono during pregnancy?  Horrible migraines, will be applied to neck and back of head if okay.

Maybe: I just checked the biofreeze website and drugs.Com. Basically, it uses menhol applied topically to control pain, with some success. Drugs.Com said that there are no studies done to prove or disprove safety in pregnancy. Therefore, i wouldn't use it unless your ob/gyn has had some success with it and recommends it as O.K. ...Read more

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Can I freeze bacon?

Can I freeze bacon?

YES!!!: Bacon freezes very well and can be stored for a long time. Thaw it out on the counter for a short while, but better yet in the refrigerator. If you microwave thaw, be sure to keep an eye on it as this is usually not an even traw and some parts may start to cook. ...Read more

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Do warts turn white when you freeze them?

Do warts turn white when you freeze them?

FREEZING WARTS: INITIALLY, THE WARTS WILL TURN WHITE AFTER THE FREEZING. A FEW MINUTES LATER, THEY WILL RETURN TO THEIR NORMAL COLOR OR THEY MAY BECOME REDDER DEPENDING HOW LONG THEY HAD BEEN FROZEN! NOT TO WORRY. . . ...Read more

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Does dr. Scholl's freeze away work for facial warts?

Does dr. Scholl's freeze away work for facial warts?

Not well: I do not recommend self treatment for this. The diagnosis of verrucae should be made by your dermatologist as not everything that looks like a wart is in fact a wart. The possibility of pigmentary alteration or scarring from self-treatment of the face is possible. ...Read more