I use a pain gel when I get leg cramps at night. Some of them will stain your clothing, so I had to find one that would not stain the sheets. There is something in this liniment that makes my leg cramps go away so I can sleep.
I have also used a topical analgesic when I feel a migraine headache coming on. Not all of them smell bad as I have found that Activon topical analgesic has a scent that I can tolerate.
Many times with a bad headache, strong scents can make me feel nauseated. It is a good thing this analgesic does not smell bad, or I would not be able to use it to help with my headaches.
I rub this on my temples, neck and shoulders and it does a good job of controlling the pain that comes from this type of headache.