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Date : 07-Apr-2014
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User:my wifes back just above the beltline gave her a lot of pain when she done a bit of household chores like vacuuming the floors. We purchased Soothanol X2. .we put the correct amount on her back as required .,it did not do any good ,infact it got worse after a while,What did I do wrong ?
Doctor:Hi
Doctor:I am not aware of the particular brand or its contents
Doctor:If you can tell me the contents of that Soothanol X2 it will help me answer your question better
Doctor:as for the back pain, I suspect your wife might be having a pulled muscle or disc prolapse
Doctor:if it is just pulled muscle, she will improve with rest and applying ice pack
Doctor:if it is due to prolapsed intevertebral disc, then she will need to get an MRI done
Doctor:hello are you there?
Doctor:Hello, are you there?
User:yes i am reading what js written.this product is made by NORTH STAR
Doctor:Yes, I searched for that online, but could not get any info on the contents in that product
Doctor:From the product description it appears as a rubefacient
Doctor:meaning, when applied on the skin, it causes burning sensation thus masking the original pain
User:WINTERGREEN EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL NATURAL MENTHOL CRYSTALS LIMONENEOIL CAYENE FRUIT CALENDULA FLOWER AMICA FLOWER ST.JOHNS WORT HERB GINGERB
Doctor:Oh... the herbals
Doctor:yes, they are rubefacients
Doctor:as I said
Doctor:they are mostly harmless
Doctor:but can cause intense burning pain
Doctor:some times
Doctor:It best to get your wife examined by a doctor to rule out any other issue
Doctor:for muscle pull, please apply an ice pack for 5 to 10 minutes each time
Doctor:and do that about 3 to 4 times in a day
Doctor:that will reduce the pain
Doctor:along with that you can also give her 500 milligrams of paracetamol thrice a day
Doctor:Is there anything else I can help you with sir?
User:THANKS DOCTOR
Doctor:You are most welcome sir
Doctor:take care
Doctor:bye
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