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Biofreeze Frequently Asked Questions
Biofreeze has been used for years to aid in treatment of muscle and joint injuries. As a topical pain relieving gel, Doctors use biofreeze to treat patients to assist in healing injuries and assist treatment proceedures. It is one of the best pain relieving gels on the market and you can now purchase biofreeze for home use.
Q: Will Biofreeze freeze?
A: Biofreeze gel tube will not freeze, but the roll-on may freeze due to the dilution ingredient in the application. There are instances in shipping, that due to inclement weather, product shipped may freeze. Leaving the product out at room temperature for a short while should help to rectify the problem. Please shake well to ensure that the product has not separated as result of this problem.
Q: Do you have any studies about long-term use of Biofreeze?
A: Biofreeze is an over the counter topical analgesic pain relieving gel. It is labeled according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations regarding topical analgesics. All ingredients, product use and product warnings are listed on the label.
Q: How long does Biofreeze last, when is the expiration date, does it spoil?
A: The product’s shelf life is 2 years, though it will probably last longer. Our research is being expanded, but we have heard of many patients using it longer than 2 years. It may lose it potency after the expiration date, but the product will not spoil after this date.
Q: What is Ilex?
A: Ilex is a natural herb extract from a South American holly shrub. It is used in our greaseless skin conditioner that blends well with the other ingredients.
Q: Will Biofreeze cause an adverse effect if I am taking other medications?
A: No. Biofreeze is only a topical pain reliever and does not enter the bloodstream. We do suggest that you always check with your Health Care Professional before using Biofreeze.
Q: If I am Pregnant or nursing – Can I use Biofreeze?
A: No, Biofreeze has not been tested on pregnant or nursing women. We do not suggest that you use the product while pregnant or nursing. Please consult with your Health Care Professional.
Q: Can I use a heating pad while also using Biofreeze?
A: No, you should never use a heating pad while using Biofreeze. Biofreeze works by causing a cooling effect, not heat. By using a heating pad in conjunction with Biofreeze, you may cause serious injury to yourself. You may not be able to tell how hot the heating pad is on the problem area, even possibly causing yourself to experience severe blistering.
Q: Can I wrap the area where I have used the Biofreeze?
A: You can use a breathable cotton wrap “only” when using Biofreeze.
If you use the product on your hands, you can cover the area using a breathable cotton glove.
Q: Biofreeze in the EYE – how should I treat this?
A: Rinse the eye with warm water. One method is to take a warm shower with the water hitting your forehead and running down through your eyes. Or flush you eye with an eyecup or running tap water from the faucet. Do this for 15 minutes or so. If problem persists, see your physician and be sure to take the Biofreeze with you when you see the physician.
Q: Can I use Biofreeze to cool sunburn pain, in a tanning bed or sauna?
A: No, Biofreeze is not recommended for use in any of these instances
Q: Can I use Biofreeze on insect bites or for poison ivy?
A: Biofreeze is not intended for use in these types of situations.
Q: Will Biofreeze work on headaches?
A: Biofreeze is not intended for this use, but many people apply a small amount at the back of the neck or around the temples, and forehead. If you use Biofreeze for headaches, please take extra precautions to keep away from the eyes and mucous membranes.
Q: My child or pet ate Biofreeze, what do I do?
A: If your child placed it in mouth but did not swallow, flood mouth with lukewarm water and rinse out mouth throughly.
If your child swallowed Biofreeze, flood mouth with lukewarm water. Try to induce vomiting. A glass of buttermilk will assist in negating irritation of the stomach. If a large amount is consumed, contact a Poison Control Center.
Please note: A child would have to swallow 100-5gm packets (est.18 oz) to cause an adverse reaction.
Pet – Contact your veterinarian immediately. Animals will not drink water on command. Animals have a highly developed sense of smell and the menthol, camphor and alcohol contact will warn them away from ingesting the product. It overwhelms their sense of smell and therefore, does not appear as food or something appetizing. Biofreeze should not hurt them, but it is always best to contact your veterinarian in any instance where Biofreeze has been ingested by your pet.
Q: Can I use Biofreeze on an open wound or stitches?
A: No, Biofreeze is not to be used on either of these instances.
Q: After applying Biofreeze, I have developed a rash/irritation on my skin. What should I do?
A: Take a tepid (warm) bath with one cup of Arm and Hammer baking soda, or other brand of baking soda. Relax for at least 20 minutes. If rash persists, contact your physician.
Q: Is Biofreeze registered with the FDA?
A: Yes, Biofreeze and its ingredients are registered with the FDA. Please refer to the National Drug Code number that is on every product. This number represents to the FDA, our product/brand and the actual size of the container.
Q: Is there Aspirin in Biofreeze?
Q: Is there Capcaisin in Biofreeze?
Q: Can I use Biofreeze if I have Diabetes?
A: Yes, Biofreeze is a topical pain reliever and does not enter the bloodstream. Diabetes is a disease in which the body cannot use sugar normally. When diagnosed with this particular ailment, you must be extremely cautious when using any OTC medications. There are certain ingredients in OTC medications that do go in to the bloodstream that can cause a severe reaction to the Diabetic patient. Biofreeze does not contain any of these ingredients and can be used by the diabetic patient. However, please consult with your Health Care Professional before use of the product.
Q: Is Biofreeze vegetarian friendly?
A: Yes Biofreeze is vegetarian friendly, no animal products are used in the ingredients. Biofreeze is also not animal tested.
Purchase Biofreeze available in: Gel (Tube or Pump Bottles) | Spray | Roll On