Topical Pain Relievers
Pain has a number of different causes. If you're experiencing pain, see your doctor or health care provider to find out the cause. Certain types of pain can be addressed with non-prescription topical pain relievers. These are medications you apply to your skin to help ease discomfort. At Walgreens, we offer a selection of topical pain relievers formulated to temporarily relieve discomfort due to cuts, burns, achy joints, back aches and muscle strains and sprains.
Topical Pain Relievers for Cuts, Scrapes and Burns
If you've ever had a cut or a burn, you know they can be uncomfortable and sometimes downright painful. Antibiotic ointments and creams with an added pain reliever can help protect cuts, scrapes and burns against infection while easing pain and discomfort. One common pain reliever in these products is pramoxine hydrochloride, a topical anesthetic. Topical anesthetics are formulated to reduce the sensation of pain when you apply them to your skin. This combination offers protection against potential infection along with pain relief.
Pain Relieving Spray
The same combination of antibiotic/topical pain relief is available in other forms including a convenient spray-on product that delivers soothing pain relief and antibiotic treatment to a cut, scrape or burn. Suitable for kids and adults, always use these products as directed and not on children younger than two years of age.
Cleaning a minor skin wound doesn't have to be painful. It can be simple and pain free with the help of antiseptic washes with added ingredients that can ease pain and itching. As you clean the area, an anesthetic can help control itch, pain and discomfort. These products combine germ-fighting power with pain relief and are generally considered suitable for adults and children age two and older.
Topical Pain Relief for Achy Muscles and Joints
Topical pain relievers for joint aches and pains come in a variety of forms. Some contain an ingredient called menthol that helps mask pain by "cooling" the painful area. Menthol may be combined with other soothing ingredients like emu oil, herbs, aloe vera, MSM, plant extracts or vitamin C. Some topical pain relievers come in an easy-to-apply gel form designed to quickly ease pain when it touches your skin. Enjoy temporary relief from muscle strains, sprains, achy joints and back aches.
Solutions for Achy Legs and Feet
Specialized topical pain relief made with menthol and other soothing ingredients including herbs and plant extracts are available for sensitive areas like your feet and legs. These products may offer fast relief for achy legs and feet due to overuse or joint pain related to arthritis. Topical pain relievers for feet may come in different forms including a convenient roll-on that goes on fast and without a mess. Some doctors and podiatrists may recommend ingredients like menthol for relief of pain due to foot discomfort due to diabetes or other medical conditions. If you have diabetes or another medical condition, talk to your doctor before using a topical pain reliever.