One of the warnings on the BenGay label explains the cream shouldn’t be used with a heating pad. These devices open pores and also cause the cream to melt, spreading it over a larger surface area.
What to do if you get Bengay?
If Bengay (menthol patch) has been put in the mouth, call a doctor or poison control center right away. Avoid use of heat sources (such as sunlamps, tanning beds, heating pads, electric blankets, heat lamps, saunas, hot tubs, heated waterbeds). Avoid long, hot baths or sunbathing.
What is Bengay pain relief?
BENGAY Pain Relieving (for use on the skin) is used to provide temporary relief of minor arthritis pain, backache, muscles or joint pain, or painful bruises. There are many brands and forms of menthol available. Not all brands are listed on this leaflet.
How to use Bengay ultra cream?
When using BENGAY Ultra cream, gel, lotion, oil, ointment, or spray: apply a thin layer to the affected area and rub in gently until completely absorbed. To use the liquid or stick, uncap the applicator and press it firmly on your skin to apply the medication. Massage gently onto the affected are until completely absorbed.
Can I give my Baby Bengay?
Talk with the doctor before giving Bengay (menthol patch) to a child. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks of using Bengay (menthol patch) while you are pregnant. Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding. You will need to talk about any risks to your baby.
What do you need to know about Bengay?
This includes your doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists. Do not use coverings (bandages, dressings) unless told to do so by the doctor. This medicine may cause harm if chewed or swallowed. If Bengay (menthol patch) has been put in the mouth, call a doctor or poison control center right away.
How do you get rid of bengay?
Blot the affected area with the saturated cotton ball. Repeat until the burning sensation lessens. Wash the affected area with soap and cool water to remove the olive oil. Use cool water because warm water will open your pores allowing more Bengay to penetrate the skin. Pat the skin with the towel to dry.
What are the side effects of Bengay?
BENGAY Ultra side effects. Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. Wash the skin and get medical attention right away if you have severe burning, pain, swelling, or blistering of the skin where you applied this medication.
How to take Bengay?
Follow how to use as you have been told by the doctor or read the package insert. Do not take Bengay (menthol patch) by mouth. Use on your skin only. Keep out of your mouth, nose, ears, and eyes (may burn). Wash your hands before and after use.