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What are some good creams for muscle pain?

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Some good over-the-counter topical creams for treating muscle pain are Capzasin, Tiger Balm Neck & Shoulder Rub and Zostrix Hot and Cold Therapy System, states ConsumerReports. Creams are easy to apply and wash off hands easily.

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These topical treatments are applied directly to the skin for pain relief, reports WebMD. They should never be applied to an open wound or used with a heating pad. Common ingredients found in over-the-counter pain-relief creams includes capsaicin, counterirritants and salicylates. The main ingredient of capsaicin is hot chili pepper, which creates a warm tingling feeling in cream form. Counterirritants, such as menthol and camphor, create a burning or cooling feeling.

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