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Pain Relief

ORub is a new pain-relieving cream that is most probably manufactured in the USA. The product has its own official website, however it is very scarce in terms of information. It doesn't list all the ingredients in the product, doesn't contain any information about possible adverse reactions or just a company's official address. You can contact the company only by phone. So, the cream is claimed to relieve pain in both the muscles and joints. It is said to be able to deeply penetrate into the skin and to absorb very quickly. Whether it is really so, we will find out in the users' reviews. The cream is promised to bring fast relief from the aches and pains connected with sore muscles, minor backaches, arthritis, and joint pain. It was developed by doctor Pergolizzi who wanted to create a pain relief drug that would be accessible, safe, and long lasting.

The manufacturer of ORub doesn't provide its users with the full ingredient list but only mentions that the active ingredient in the product is menthol. I am sure that the cream contains more components, not excepted that they are chemical ones. That is why be ready for certain allergic reactions on your skin, especially if you are allergic to any foods or medications.

So, the main function of ORub active ingredient, Menthol (1.25%), is topical analgesic. I also managed to find a list of inactive ingredients which include Bitter Orange Oil, Caprylhydroxomic Acid, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Caprylyl Glycol, Glycerin, Eucalyptus Oil, Laureth-7, Polyacrylamide (1000 MW), Oxidized Corn Oil, Polysorbate 20, and Water.

According to webmd.com, Menthol is used for the treatment of minor pains in the joints and muscles which may be associated with such health conditions as backache, arthritis, or sprains. Menthol works by making the skin feel cold and then warmth. Due to such feelings, the skin is distracted from negative sensations such as aches and pains which usually occur in deeper layers - in your joints, muscles, and tendons. There is a precaution that menthol should not be used on children under 12 years without a doctor's advice and supervision. It is also highly recommended to check the label attentively before using menthol on children between 2 and 12 years old to ensure that the concentration of menthol is not very high. Do not use it for the treatment of children under two years.

When using menthol, follow all the directions provided on the product package. If you are not sure about any of the information, talk to your doctor. This medication should be used on the skin only. Avoid the areas near the mouth, eyes, nose, or genitals. After usage wash your hands thoroughly with warm water and soap. If you do accidentally get the medication in those areas, wash them with plenty of water. If you are using other products such as the spray, lotion, or foam, apply them at least 60 minutes after using ORub.

Apply the medication to the affected area with a thin layer no more than three or four times a day. Rub it in gently for about one minute. After the procedure, wash your hands thoroughly. This medication should not be applied to the injured or irritated skin. It may be either scraped, or cut, or sunburned. Do not wrap or bandage the place of applying the medication, as you will increase the risk of side effects in this way. Some wrapping may be used in order to protect clothing, though.

According to the manufacturer, ORub has no side effects but, as with any topical product, it can cause isolated skin allergic reactions. Some people may be more subjected to side effects if they are allergic to one of the product's ingredients. Remember that heat increases the risk of allergic reactions and side effects. For this reason, it is recommended not to apply ORub immediately before, during, or after physical activities which could make you sweat excessively or heat you too much. You should also avoid bathing in hot water, sun bathing, swimming, etc. Hot and humid weather may also contribute to the risk of getting side effects. Your skin should be cooled before using ORub. Do not use a hot water bottle, tanning bed, or heating pad either.

If the product doesn't bring the desired relief or causes an allergic reaction, stop using it and inform your doctor. The same should be done if your condition persists for more than a week or if it worsens. You may have a serious medical issue and need an immediate medical help. Do not use ORub if you have redness or excessive skin irritation on the affected area. Possible side effects may include redness, stinging, warmth, or burning. If any of these symptoms persist or worsen, talk to your doctor as soon as possible.

Stop using ORub immediately and tell your doctor if you suffer from any of these side effects: swelling, blistering, severe redness, increased or unusual pain, vomiting, nausea, or ringing in the ears. Few people develop a very serious allergic reaction that includes the next symptoms: itching or swelling, rash, trouble breathing, severe dizziness. If you notice these effects, seek for medical aid immediately. Let us have a look at several users' revies associated with the usage of the cream.

"ORub doesn't work for me at all. I have arthritis in my knees, so I rub it on my knees each morning but without any effect yet. It makes me feel warm a little but but it doesn't relieve the pain. I still hope that this cream will start working."

"This product did not help me to reduce muscle pain after hard workouts, even though the company promises this. I am disappointed and I am going to return my three boxes of ORub. Do not buy it. Waste of money!"

"I bought ORub for neck and shoulder pain. I rubbed it down my arms and shoulders. And after several minutes I got a severe irritation on my skin. I went to the bathroom to have a warm shower with soap, but this didn't help. The redness disappeared only in two hours after using this cream. I will never apply it again."

ORub is available on the official website, but it can be also purchased from such retail stores as Walmart, Amazon, or GNC. The cost may differ from site to site. For example, the price of this product on GNS is $34.99. The member price will be lower - $27.99. It is not cheap for a menthol cream, I should say.

I do not think that ORub can really take care of the health of your joints and muscles because it is made to only mask the pain. That is why if you need a really serious treatment, look for an effective product that would treat the problem, not relieve the symptoms. ORub is available on many websites, but it is too expensive for a product of this kind. I would not recommend buying and using it.