Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Salonpas - Pain Relief Patch #Review

Being a mum aches, pains, strains and sprains seem to come as part of the package ever since I had Liam by emergency Cesarean section, I have suffered with hip pain and some lower back pain I am putting that down to having the epidural although it could just be wear and tear from the years working as a carer and then a nurse.

I remember when the kids were smaller, especially with Adam walking up and down the living room at night because he wouldn't settle to sleep, back and arms feeling like they were breaking - as little as babies are they still manage to break your arms when you have been holding them for a while.

Introducing to you - Salonpas, A Pain Relief patch

pain relief patch for mild pain

Salonpas Pain Relief Patch is a Medicated Plaster is used for the symptomatic relief of pain of muscles and joints associated with strains and sprains.
  • Medicated plaster
  • For pain relief of muscle and joints associated with strains, sprains, backache and bruises
  • Apply for 8 to 12 hours
  • Stretchable & flexible
  • Minty scent
  • Pain relief patch, medicated plaster
  • Methyl salicylate 10% w/w, levomenthol 3% w/w


Active ingredients: Each 1g Medicated Plaster Mass contains 10% w/w Methyl Salicylate and 3% w/w Levomenthol, Excipients: Alicyclic Saturated Hydrocarbon Resin, Liquid Paraffin, Polyisobutylene, Polyisobutylene 1200000, Styrene-Isoprene-Styrene Block Copolymer, Synthetic Aluminium Silicate, Backing Cloth and Plastic Film.

How to apply

Clean and dry the affected area before applying the plaster. Remove the plastic film and apply the adhesive part directly to the skin. Apply 1 plaster to the affected area and leave in place for up to 8 to 12 hours. If pain recurs 8 - 12 hours after applying the first plaster, a second plaster can be applied. Only use one plaster at a time. Do not use more than 2 plasters per day. Do not use for more than 3 days in a row.

This product is not for use in children under 18 years of age. This product should not be used if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to any active or inactive components of the plaster. Some people may suffer from side effects when using this product, which may include contact dermatitis, eczema, or hypersensitivity reactions such as skin rash or flushing. If you do experience any other unusual side effects, you should consult your doctor or pharmacist. The plaster should not be used on open wounds, irritated skin, eyes or mucosa. Do not use this product after the expiry date which is stated on the carton or more than 3 months after first opening the pouch.

The last week or so I have been trying this product out - right on Que my hip has been giving me some pain, giving me the opportunity to try out these pain relief patches. I have been applying them to my outer hip where the pain seems to linger most, the patches are really easy to apply you simply remove the clear plastic backing which is serrated in the middle stick one half down and then remove the other side - meaning you have no need to touch the part where it has adhesive.

pain relief patch for mild pain

The pain relief patches say they have a minty scent - this I think is the only part of the product that lets it down, you can smell a minty scent slightly but I would say it much more of a medicated aroma about it, in fact the aroma was really that strong I got a few whiffs of it throughout the day from underneath my clothes.

However that being said the product does do what it says it is going to I was pain free up to around seven and a half hours after that I was getting slight twinges back in my hip although it wasn't nearly as bad as it would have been if I had not been wearing the patch at all. The corners also started to lift up off the skin after this amount of time, I think that this is because of where the patch was situated and my clothes were rubbing onto it.

Overall - apart from the quite strong scent I really liked this product it is a really simple idea that is quite effective - I liked that I didn't need to take oral painkillers given that the patch lasted longer.

The patches are available to buy from most pharmaceutical shops and major supermarkets. You can find out lots more information over on there website about this product, www.salonpas.co.uk.

I was sent a £5 boots voucher to buy this product for the purpose of this review, all opinions remain honest and my own.

Family Fever


  1. I have always looked at these in the shops and wondered whether they really work or not - it's good to hear that they do! I suffer from back pain - think it is a combination of 3 C sections and working with small children, so will certainly be trying these out! Thanks for linking up with #TriedTested

  2. These look interested but I think I would be too nervous to use them. I am allergic to plasters on my more sensitive areas so I think that would rule them out for me! I would be interested if they brought one out for those of us who are too hypersensitive to the adhesive to try this one.

  3. My husband suffers from a bad back and medication doesn't seem to be as effective as before, may have to give these a try xx

  4. I've had a bad back since having a epidural. I will defo be trying these

  5. They look really good.....I could do with a few for my back.....I've been plagued with back ache since having my youngest!!

  6. This looks really good, thank you for sharing x

  7. I have dreadful lower back pain at the moment - my posture is shot after three pregnancies!
    Thanks for linking up with #TriedTested x

  8. I too struggle with pain on my lower back - have done since my C section, so I am definitely going to get one of these to keep in the medicine cabinet.

    Came from #triedtested


  9. This looks great, I think pain can often respond better to something being applied than medication

  10. I have been looking at these for a while as there are certain mediations I can't take and I have many aches and pains #TriedTested

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