Effective pain relief you can feel working instantly.

Get fast-acting pain relief with Icy Hot® Medicated No Mess. Feel the power of Icy Hot® contrast relief — it starts out with a cooling sensation to dull your pain, followed by a warming sensation to relax muscles and joints.

No-mess applicator

Works on muscles and joints



Cooling menthol

Size: 73 ml

Where to buy

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Targeted relief for:


Back Aches



How to use

Product Information

    Temporarily relieves minor aches and pains of muscles and joints associated with:
    • arthritis
    • simple backache
    • strains
    • sprains
    Adults and children 12 years of age and older:  
    • apply a thin layer to affected area not more than 3 to 4 times daily
    • massage until thoroughly absorbed into skin
    • wash hands thoroughly with soap and water after each use

    Children under 12 years of age: do not use.

    Consult a healthcare professional for use beyond 7 days.

    For external use only

    Do not use
    • on wounds, damaged or irritated skin or if irritation develops
    • with external heat such as a heating pad and do not cover with additional bandage as this may result in excessive skin irritation or skin burn
    • in large quantities particularly over raw surfaces or blistered areas

    When using this product
    • use only as directed
    • avoid contact with eyes and mucous membranes
    • skin burns (swelling, erythema, bullous lesions, pain) including severe skin burns and skin necrosis have sometimes been reported with products containing menthol
    • rashes and/or burning discomfort, and/or hypersensitivity such as allergy have been known to occur; in these cases, discontinue use

    Stop use and ask a doctor if
    • condition worsens, rash or irritation develops or symptoms persist for more than 7 days
    • symptoms clear up and occur again within a few days
    • redness is present or excessive skin irritation occurs
    • you experience pain, swelling, or blistering where the product was applied
    • you experience weakness, confusion, headaches, difficulty breathing, discoloured skin or any other unusual symptoms

    If pregnant or breastfeeding, ask a health professional before use.

    Keep this and all medicines out of reach of children. If swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.


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    Menthol 16%

    Menthol is a topical analgesic that provides pain relief. 16% is the maximum-strength** concentration available over the counter for topical pain relief.

    Acrylates/C-10-30 Alkyl Acrylate, crosspolymer, glycerin, isopropyl myristate, propylene glycol, SD Alcohol 40-B, triethanolamine, water

**Product contains the maximum strength of menthol and camphor permitted by the Health Canada Counterirritants monograph.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Do not use Icy Hot® Medicated No Mess with other Icy Hot® products or any other topical pain analgesics.

  • Do not use a heating pad or ice pack while using Icy Hot® Medicated No Mess.

  • Yes, Icy Hot® Medicated No Mess has an expiry date. Please refer to the package for expiration dates. Do not use Icy Hot® Medicated No Mess after the labeled expiration date.

  • Icy Hot® Medicated No Mess does not contain aspirin or aspirin derivatives.

  • While the time it takes Icy Hot® Medicated No Mess to start working varies by the individual, most can feel it working in minutes.

  • For adults and children over 12 years of age, apply a thin layer of Icy Hot® Medicated No Mess to affected area and massage until thoroughly absorbed into skin. Repeat as necessary, but no more than 3 to 4 times daily.

  • Icy Hot® Medicated No Mess can be purchased without a prescription. Visit the Where to Buy page to find your closest retailer.

  • Women who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or think they may be pregnant should check with their healthcare provider before using Icy Hot® Medicated No Mess.

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