Cons: cold going on at first and comes out quick in tube
The Bottom Line: This is the best topical analgesic for muscle aches and pains for adults and children
I grew up in a household where Ben-Gay was used often and the smell lingered through out the house when my Father would apply the rub to his back. I seem to have inherited backaches and tried various products over the years. For a long time now I have only utilized Rite Aid Arthritic Pain Rub with Aloe. This works on contact just about and keeps the aches and pains at bay for several hours. I have used this before retiring to bed and found my sleep was not disturbed due to recurring pain.
The tube is red with the cream being white contained in a three ounce tube. This is cold when placed on your skin but only for a brief moment before you massage into the muscles that ache. Rite Aid Arthritic Pain Rub with Aloe is used for those who have arthritis, sprains and strains, bruises and simple backaches. Applying the cream can be done three to four times daily to adults and children over the age of ten.
I am not sure why the age is listed at ten and a few times I have used this on my seven-year old when he had leg cramps due to growth spurts. I now use Absorbine Jr. for my son with good results too. You cannot place the rub on and then use a heating pad though because this may blister skin. Also this should not be placed on broken skin or wounds. If an irritation develops discontinue use and make sure this is not used near eyes. For women who are pregnant or nursing it is best to get approval from a medical professional before using.
Rite Aid Arthritic Pain Rub with Aloe should be stored at room temperature and has an expiration date on the box and the end of the tube. This tube is good until Feb 2004. The active ingredient is 10% of trolamine salicylate. Anyone allergic to aspirin or salicylates cannot utilize this rub. The inactive ingredients consist of aloe vera gel, dimethicone,glyceryl stearate, methylparaben, PEG-100 stearate, propylene glycol, propylparaben, purified water and sorbitol solution.
The best part of Rite Aid Arthritic Pain Rub with Aloe is the lack of scent. No one has to know you are using a rub, as the scent is non-existent. The tube lasts a very long time and costs just a few dollars. There has never been any tingling or burning associated with applying the rub. When you first remove the small white twist off cap the cream can come out faster than what you need.
Within five minutes of rubbing into my skin this is working and the pain is gone. This will last for several hours and I may need to re-apply at night before going to bed. It does not stick to my clothing and absorbs into the skin instantly. There is no sticky feeling on my hands after rubbing this on either. This works much faster than taking an aspirin. A small amount can do wonders on my lower back or shoulders.
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