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Housecall for Health: Pain Cream Burn Risk

That post-workout routine to relax your achy muscles with a little cream might be better served with a nice, warm bath after the FDA releases an alarming report.

FOX’s Colleen Cappon reports in today’s “Housecall for Health”:

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A new report from the FDA says using over-the-counter muscle and joint pain relievers can result in chemical burns.  Products containing a high concentration of menthol, methyl salicylate or capsaicin – like Bengay and Icy Hot – cause hospitalizations, and even third-degree burns.

Although burn cases are rare, 43 have been reported, and the Administration advises consumers to use them with caution.

Housecall for Health, I’m Colleen Cappon, FOX News Radio.




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