How Much Icy Hot Is Too Much

How much Icy Hot should I use?

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How toxic is Icy Hot?

Additional Information. Muscle rubs like Bengay® and Icy Hot® are used to soothe aches and pains in adults. However, they can be toxic if swallowed and should be kept out of reach of kids. The active ingredient in many of these products is methyl salicylate, a medicine similar to aspirin.

How long should I have Icy Hot on?

Leave the patch on the affected area for up to 12 hours. Use this medication as directed by your doctor or follow all directions on the product package. If you have any questions, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. Take the patch off before bathing and do not apply the patch right after bathing.

How many times a day can I use Icy Hot?

Apply a thin layer of medication to the affected area no more than 3 to 4 times a day. Rub in gently and thoroughly. After applying the medication, wash your hands unless you are using this medication to treat the hands.

Can you leave Icy Hot on overnight?

INSTEAD – Try applying a cream or ointment that contains camphor or menthol such as Icy Hot or Bengay. These can be applied at night to help relax the muscles and ease pain while you drift away to dreamland.

Can you overdose on topical menthol?

An overdose of menthol is not expected to be dangerous. Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222 if anyone has accidentally swallowed the medication.

Can you overdose on muscle rub?

A 17-year-old US athlete died after an overdosing on a common muscle-rub, medical examiners have announced. Such over-the-counter creams are rubbed into the skin to relieve muscle ache after exercise.

What does Icy Hot do to your muscles?

Generic Name: methyl salicylate-menthol They work by causing the skin to feel cool and then warm. These feelings on the skin distract you from feeling the aches/pains deeper in your muscles, joints, and tendons.

Does Icy Hot make you tired?

This drug may make you dizzy or drowsy or cause vision problems if you are using too much of it or are very sensitive to its effects.

Can I take ibuprofen with Icy Hot?

Interactions between your drugs No interactions were found between ibuprofen and Icy Hot Lidocaine.