rubefacients

rubefacients

topical agents that induce short-lived skin vasodilatation and achieve local musculoskeletal pain relief, e.g. topical non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (Feldene gel; Ibuleve gel), capsaicin cream, iodine ointment, methyl salicylate ointment, kaolin poultice
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Topical capsaicin (an extract from chilli) has demonstrated effective analgesia in knee and hand OA, but research does not support the use of rubefacients such as salicylates, menthol and wintergreen, that induce vasodilation in the area.
It should not be used if rubefacients (see below) are applied first.
Rubefacients (heat rubs such as oil of wintergreen) are a class of therapeutic topical treatments known as counterirritants.
Topical rubefacients for acute and chronic pain in adults 90
Lead researcher Dr Andrew Moore, of the Nuffield Department of Anaesthetics at the University of Oxford, said: "When it comes to rubefacients they do not work well enough to take any notice of them.
Washington, July 8 (ANI): A systematic review by Cochrane Researchers says that there is a lack of proof using gels and creams containing rubefacients are helpful in treating chronic and acute pain.
According to background information in the report, rubefacients cause irritation and reddening of the skin, due to increased blood flow.
At present, due to a lack of high quality evidence, we can't say exactly how effective rubefacients are for acute injuries and there are certainly other more effective treatments which could be prescribed for use in chronic conditions like osteoarthritis," says lead researcher Andrew Moore, of the Nuffield Department of Anaesthetics at the University of Oxford in the UK.
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Vincent says the products work by acting as rubefacients, or "counter irritants" which suppress muscle discomfort caused by physical activity.
The signature ingredients in the four-product range act as rubefacients or counter-irritants, stimulating the dilation of capillaries and in turn increasing circulation around the treated area and contributing to the healing process.