Taming Pain With Topical Products

From patches and creams to sprays and roll-ons, do they actually work?

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When aches and pains set in, many people turn to over-the-counter (OTC) topical pain relievers, available as patches, creams, gels, foams, and even roll-ons, sticks, and sprays. Often filling multiple shelves in drugstores, these products go by such names as Aspercreme, Salonpas, IcyHot, Capzasin, Zostrix, Flexall, Biofreeze, and, of course, Bengay. They’re also available as […]

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