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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.
Use on clean, dry skin. Do not use on the face or on broken skin, bruises or swellings.
Tear open plastic packet, remove protective film from patch and apply patch to the affected area, adhesive side onto skin. For Delicate or ageing skin, apply adhesive side of patch to clothing.
The Patch will heat up after 5 minutes and remain warm for up to 8 hours.
Use only one patch on the same area in 24 hours.
Single use only. DO NOT attempt to reheat in oven or microwave.
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.