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Topical rubefacients for acute and chronic pain in adults

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Topical rubefacients for acute and chronic pain in adults
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John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, July 2009
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd007403.pub2
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Matthews, Paul, Derry, Sheena, Moore, R Andrew, McQuay, Henry J


Rubefacients (containing salicylates or nicotinamides) cause irritation of the skin, and are believed to relieve various musculoskeletal pains. They are available on prescription, and are common components in over-the-counter remedies. A non-Cochrane review in 2004 found limited evidence for efficacy.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 2 4%
United States 1 2%
Unknown 48 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 11 22%
Student > Master 8 16%
Student > Ph. D. Student 6 12%
Other 5 10%
Student > Bachelor 4 8%
Other 7 14%
Unknown 10 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 22 43%
Nursing and Health Professions 5 10%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 3 6%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 4%
Neuroscience 2 4%
Other 5 10%
Unknown 12 24%