Published: 13th May, 2019 in: Health Advice
Applying heat to the joints and muscles in your body is often used as a method to treat injury or inflammation. Deep Heat patches are an incredible popular heat product which can be purchased over the counter in most pharmacies; they are a hot topical analgesic product which should help to ease aches and pains - back pain especially. Weldricks Pharmacy have a substantial selection of Deep Heat products, but how could they help you?
In particular, topical analgesic products like Deep Heat patches can help to relax the muscles, reduce stiffness, relieve pain, and improve blood supply to the affected area which will aid the healing process.
Deep Heat patches are particularly recommended for:
- Muscular pain
- Strains and joint stiffness
- Spasms and stiffness
They can be used for back, hip, calf, thigh, neck, arm and shoulder pain, but are commonly used to treat back pain and soreness. So, how do you use Deep Heat patches effectively, how does the product work, and how do you apply a Deep Heat patch? This article will answer all of your common questions about Deep Heat patches for back pain relief.
How do you use deep heat patches?
You apply the Deep Heat patch directly to the area of your body where you feel discomfort - in this case, the back area.
How does a heat patch work?
Different than painkillers which are traditionally taken by mouth, Deep Heat dissolves to release its ingredients into the bloodstream and throughout the body. Topical analgesics like Deep Heat minimise the risk of side effects by delivering the drugs to the area of application.
Deep Heat is a hot topical treatment which generates heat in tired, injured, or sore muscles. It contains ingredients that act as counter irritants to provide a tingling, pain relieving sensation to dilate blood vessels, re-oxygenate the tissues, and relax the muscles. As it’s absorbed into your bloodstream, your body’s natural enzymes will turn its special blend of ingredients into a powerful painkiller, reducing pain and inflammation in the affected area.
How long do you keep deep heat patches on for?
Deep Heat patches are for single use only, and shouldn’t be used on the same area for more than 8 hours in any 24 hour period.
What is in deep heat patches?
Deep Heat patches contain the following active ingredients:
- Methyl salicilate:12.80%w/w
- Eucalyptus Oil 1.97% w/w
- Turpentine OIl 1.47% w/w.
What are the side effects of deep heat?
Don’t use Deep Heat on broken skin, on the face, on bruises or on swellings. You should not use Deep Heat patches while asleep, and these products are not suitable for children.
All Deep Heat patches have the potential to cause skin irritation, burns or blisters; please stop using the product if skin sensitivity occurs or your patch gets uncomfortably hot.
Can you use deep heat patches when pregnant?
It is recommended that you consult your doctor before using Deep Heat patches when you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
How to apply deep heat patches
Only open the Deep Heat patch packet when ready to use, and place the product on clean, dry skin. Tear open the plastic packet, remove the protective film from the patch and apply patch to the affected area. For aging or delicate skin: apply the adhesive side to the clothing.
Do not cut, massage, fold or wet the patch, and after use, dispose in normal household waste. The ingredients can be harmful, so Deep Heat patches are for external use only. If swallowed seek immediate medical help.
Deep Heat patches are available to buy with a variety of different options from us here at Weldricks Pharmacy. You can shop Deep Heat patches for pain relief, for back pain specifically or multi-packs of Deep Heat patches too. There are a variety of other products within the Deep Heat range, including a foam bath, meaning there are many options for all your needs.