Eczema from Arnica?

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  1. Sofus

    Sofus Forte User

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    Hi yáll out there!

    I´ve recently read a post in which the message was that Arnica cream is good for sour muscles and therefore could be used successfully on sour and tired lips. Arnica enhances blood flow throug muscles, making the mending process speed up.
    I also remember a post a bit longer ago where someone claimed to use Snake balm.

    Now I´ve bought a tube of Snake ointment (Snake balm?) which contains Arnica. At the back of the tube the warning text tells you that you CAN get an eczema from it, and if your skin becomes irritated you should stop the treatment. Otherwise you can use it 3 times a day, also as a preventive treatment.

    So, here comes the question: what is the experience of those of you who have tried any kind of balm, ointment etc. containing Arnica? Have anyone of you ever got an eczema or irritation from it?

    :-(
     
  2. s.coomer

    s.coomer Forte User

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    Chopsaver is all I need from time to time.
     
  3. Sofus

    Sofus Forte User

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    Thank you, s.coomer!

    Still, it would be interresting to get some
    answers from those of you who have used it!

    :think::think::think::think::think::think::think:
     
  4. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

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    No arnica for my face. It is ok for arm, leg and back muscles though. No eczema ever.
     
  5. Bob Grier

    Bob Grier Forte User

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    Don't put it on your lips. your lip tissue (the red part) is NOT muscle.

    Bob G
     
  6. Sofus

    Sofus Forte User

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    Thank you, friends!

    I´ll take you warnings seriously, and will not use it. :-)
     
  7. TrumpEd

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    I think that's a good idea. I'm VERY cautious about lip care, the new Chop-Saver with SPF and ice are the only things I trust.
     
  8. nickpasternack

    nickpasternack Pianissimo User

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    the farthest i will go is to use some vaseline if chop saver isn't enough. Vaseline and ice (not together) works best for me.:play:
     
  9. Sofus

    Sofus Forte User

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    Great!

    All these tips are what I´m looking for!
     
  10. Sofus

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