Do analgesic balms have negative side effects? Can they cause allergies?
I strained my wrist while lifting weights. One of the guys at the gym gave me an analgesic balm to apply. I'm not sure what was in it, but it did smell like menthol.
Anyway, after about five minutes, the area where I applied it became red, bumpy and itched like crazy. I washed it off then and it went away.
I guess I'm allergic? Are there any analgesic balms without menthol in it? What's the best analgesic balm for people with sensitive skin?