Topical Menthol

Menthol is an organic compound made synthetically or obtained from mint oils. Topical creams containing menthol have been used for relief of minor pain and as a topical analgesic. Menthol appears to activate a channel involved in regulation of sensory neuropathic pain, and has been examined for its effects as a topical agent on painful chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy.

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