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Dermatologist Offers Tips For Using Topical Pain Relievers On Good Day

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Dermatologist Dr. Susan Taylor offers several tips to safely use topical pain relievers on Good Day Wednesday morning. Dermatologist Dr. Susan Taylor offers several tips to safely use topical pain relievers on Good Day Wednesday morning.

With the news surrounding contaminated steroid injections, many people are turning to topical pain relievers to treat pain.

But the question for many patients is which ones are safe and how should they be used.

Dr. Susan Taylor, a dermatologist, appeared on Good Day Wednesday morning to discuss the safest ways to use topical pain relievers.

Taylor says they are used by thousands of people, but some can still experience side effects.

Taylor offered several tips, including:

  • Check to make sure you are not allergic to the ingredients used in many topical pain relievers.
  • Some ingredients may cause burning of the skin. If this is the case, Taylor recommends you remove the cream or wash it off.
  • Do not apply to broken or damaged skin.
  • Do not apply a bandage after applying topical pain reliever because it can intensify its effect.
  • Do not use a heating pad after applying.

Taylor says the take home message should be that topical pain relievers can be used safely as long as the directions are followed.

You can watch her appearance on Good Day in the video above.

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