Wednesday, March 04, 2015

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Patients with chronic pain who do not want to take harsh oral medications have the option of using topical medications for their symptoms.  These medications are a gel or a cream that are applied to the top of the skin. The gels are used to treat pain close to the surface of the body such as hands, knees, elbows and ankles.

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In a prior entry, I discussed Voltaren Gel. But there are some other prescription topical agents worth talking about this fine morning. Again, these medications have the potential to help all sorts of patients, but they may be particularly useful in those patients who have contraindications to the systemic side effects of pills. Then again,…

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