FDA Warns Topical Analgesic Irritation Can Be Extreme

topical cream burnThe FDA issued a warning about the use of topical creams and gel pain relievers as new evidence suggest that topical analgesic irritation can be extreme  in a small number of people. This could include an intense burning sensation which could also lead to blistering and a skin rash.

Seek medical attention if this happens to you and remember to always use common sense by not using these types of skins on broken or already irritated skin. If you have not used this medication in the past, you might also want to apply it to just a small portion of your skin first to make sure no problems arise.

Of course in my case I will also have to exercise a bit first to have to worry about sore muscles.

2 thoughts on “FDA Warns Topical Analgesic Irritation Can Be Extreme

  1. After reading more about this advisory it doesn’t really seem like anything at all to be concerned about since such a very few number of people have been affected, under 100 I think. Plus, while I’m sure it is uncomfortable, it is still not the most serious of ailments. What’s next, is the FDA going to be reminding us not to rub hot sauce in our eyes or to put vinegar on our wounds?

  2. I never really understood how people got pain relief from this treatment to begin with. It always just burned my skin and then I could never really get it off my hands, i’d wipe my eyes and have a whole new problem to deal with.

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