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Mentholatum Deep Heat Patch is an effective non-medicinal alternative to the rub and spray. Can be placed directly onto the skin at the site of pain to provide soothing controlled heat for up to 8 hours. They are odourless and air activated upon opening. What is heat therapy and hot topical analgesic treatment? Applying heat to the joints and muscles in your body can help with injury or inflammation. It can help relax the muscles, reduce stiffness, relieve pain and improve the blood supply to the affected area to aid healing. Heat treatment can be applied by using a warm pad or patch or by using a hot topical treatment such as a rub or spray like Deep Heat. Deep Heat Heat Rub contains a special ingredient that, together with the body's natural enzymes, generates penetrating warmth that can be used to treat several types of pain. This rub contains ingredients that act as counter irritants to provide a tingling, pain relieving sensation to dilate blood vessels, re-oxygenate the tissues and relax the muscles. As it is absorbed, your body's natural enzymes turn its special blend of ingredients into a powerful painkiller. When do I need a hot topical treatment? To treat everyday aches and pains such as tired, sore or overstretched muscles. To treat more painful conditions such as rheumatic pain, backache, sciatica, fibrositis and lumbago. Before and after exercise, when necessary and to treat minor sports injuries. How do the topical treatments work? A 'topical' treatment is one that is applied directly to the part of the body where you feel the discomfort. This is different to painkillers taken by mouth, which dissolve to release their ingredients into the bloodstream and throughout the body. Topical analgesics minimise the risk of side effects by delivering the drug to the area of application. They can also be an effective alternative to oral analgesics, or can be used in conjunction with oral analgesics if necessary. How does Deep Heat work to treat pain? Deep Heat can be used to generate heat in tired, injured or sore muscles. As it is absorbed, your body's natural enzymes turn its special blend of ingredients into a powerful painkiller.
Do Not use: On the face or on broken skin, bruises or swellings Whilst asleep or with prolonged pressure against patch On infants, children or persons unable to remove the patch on their own With other skin medications or other heat sources If the patch is damaged or torn On the same area for more than 8 hours in any 24 hour period. All heat patches have the potential to cause skin irritation, burns or blisters Discontinue use if skin sensitivity occurs or the patch gets uncomfortably hot If you are diabetic, pregnant, have poor circulation, nerve damage, a skin condition or an allergy to sticking plasters, consult your doctor before use For external use only. Do not ingest as the ingredients can be harmful. If swallowed seek immediate medical help If contents of the patch come into contact with the skin or eyes rinse immediately with water and seek immediate medical help.
Recommended for: muscular pain, strains and joint stiffness. Can be used for back, hip, thigh, calf, arm, neck and shoulder pain. Open only when ready to use. Use on clean, dry skin Tear open the plastic packet, remove protective film from patch and apply patch to the affected area, adhesive side onto the skin or to clothing Do not bandage over the patch Do not cut, massage, fold or wet the patch To remove, slowly peel off the patch After use, dispose in normal household waste Single use only. Do not attempt to reheat in oven or microwave Speak to your doctor or pharmacist if your symptoms do not improve.
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