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Methyl Salicylate Side Effects
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
Side Effects: Bleeding is the main one especially in the GI tract. Ringing in the ears & angioedema (swelling of skin tissues) can also occur. In children and adolescents, Aspirin is no longer indicated to control flu-like symptoms or the symptoms of chickenpox or other viral illnesses, because of the risk of reye's syndrome. ...Read more
Anti-inflammatory: It has anti-inflammatory effects and there are no side effects. ...Read more
The reason why I asked, I did break out with a rash, and I heard the chemical methyl Salicilate can be harmful even when absorbed in skin.
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
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 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
I have a bottle of salicylate acid that expired in Frebruary. It has a crystal substance at the bottom of the bottle. Is it still good to use?
No way.: At the least, it's expired. And worse, it could be that something else got into the bottle and contaminated the medication. Get rid of it. Don't take the chance. ...Read more
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