This product is used to relieve itching and pain from certain skin conditions (such as scrapes, minor burns, insect bites, rash due to poison oak, poison ivy, or poison sumac). Menthol is known as a counterirritant. It works by causing the skin to feel cool and then warm. These feelings on the skin distract you from feeling the ache or pain. Camphor helps to relieve itching.Check the ingredients on the label even if you have used the product before. The manufacturer may have changed the ingredients. Also, products with similar names may contain different ingredients meant for different purposes. Taking the wrong product could harm you.
How to use Camphor-Menthol 0.5 %-0.5 % Lotion
If you are using the over-the-counter product to self-treat, read and follow all directions on the product package before using this product. If you have any questions, consult your pharmacist. If your doctor has prescribed this medication, use it as directed.
This product is for use on the skin only. Apply to the affected area no more than 3 to 4 times a day. Rub in gently and thoroughly.
Wash your hands well after applying unless you are using this product to treat the hands. Avoid getting this product in your eyes, nose, or mouth. If you do get the product in those areas, flush with plenty of water.
Tell your doctor if your condition lasts for more than 7 days, or if it gets worse, or if it keeps returning. If you think you may have a serious medical problem, get medical help right away.
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