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Q
How are topical pain medications usually applied?

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Your healthcare provider will advise you how to apply the medication and for how long.  This type of treatment typically is applied in the amount prescribed to the affected area(s) up to three to four times daily and rubbed in well.  Some patients may gradually taper the amount they use as pain lessens.  Application of a thin film onto clean, dry skin is generally all that is required to produce the needed effect.

 

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