3. The Salonpas Pain Relieving Patch
The Salonpas patch is designed to alleviate minor aches and external pains in the muscles and joints brought about by strains, backaches, bruises, sprains and arthritis. This 2.56 by 1.65-inch patch has active ingredients that include methyl salicylate, menthol and camphor. As soon as the patch is applied on the affected area, it feels warm at first, before it starts giving temporary comfort from pain. This patch is recommended only for users who are 12 years old and above. Those who are allergic to aspirin and salicylates are advised to consult a doctor before using it. Also, it should not be used on damaged skin.