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Top Picks-Counter Irritant Topical Analgesics
Irritants stimulate the nerve endings on the skin to cause feelings of hot, cold or itching. This phenomenum of fooling the pain has been used for hundreds of years to help treat mild to moderate pain. Products classified as counter-irritants include such brands as ArthriCare, Eucalyptamint, Icy Hot and Therapeutic Mineral Ice.
1) ArthriCare
This is a combination of irritant and salicylate with Methyl Salicylate 30%, Menthol 1.25%, Methyl Nicotinate 0.25% as it's active ingredients. Available in creme and lotion.
2) Icy Hot
Icy Hot is available in a non-greasy cream, a balm, and a solid stick for hands-free application.
3) Therapeutic Mineral Ice
Active Ingredients: Menthol 2%. Other: Ammonium Hydroxide, Carbomer 934, Cupric Sulfate, FD&C Blue No. 1, Isopropyl Alcohol, Magnesium Sulfate, Sodium Hydroxide, Thymol, Water.
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