With the news surrounding contaminated steroid injections, many people are turning to topical pain relievers to treat pain.
But the question for many patients is which ones are safe and how should they be used.
Dr. Susan Taylor, a dermatologist, appeared on Good Day Wednesday morning to discuss the safest ways to use topical pain relievers.
Taylor says they are used by thousands of people, but some can still experience side effects.
Taylor offered several tips, including:
Taylor says the take home message should be that topical pain relievers can be used safely as long as the directions are followed.
You can watch her appearance on Good Day in the video above.
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