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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
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
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
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
Ask nephrologist: You should always check with you nephrologist, but topically applied biofreeze should be safe to use. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
Ever hear of bio freeze gel? Does it wrk for head pressure. Headache.? If not what can I try other then meds
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
I am currently on meds for an abscess tooth. However the pain meds make me ill. Would something like bio freeze on my jaw line help with the pain?
Probably not: The pain is coming from within, not from the surface. Are you being treated by a dentist? Let them know about your condition. ...Read more
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