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Powerful pain relief you can feel working instantly.

Relieve pain fast with Icy Hot® Balm. Feel the power of Icy Hot® contrast therapy — it starts out with a cooling sensation to dull your pain, followed by a warming sensation to relieve achy muscles and joints.

Plus, the formula works quickly to penetrate to your nerves to help you rise from pain.


Works on muscles and joints

Penetrates to your nerves

Cooling menthol

Use as directed.

Size: 3.5 oz container

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Targeted relief for:


Back Aches




Product Information

    Temporarily relieves minor aches and pains of muscles and joints associated with:
    • arthritis
    • simple backache
    • strains
    • sprains
    • bruises
    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: ask a doctor

    For external use only

    Allergy alert: do not use if you are allergic to salicylates (including aspirin) unless directed by a doctor.

    Do not use
    • on wounds or on irritated or damaged skin
    • with a heating pad 
    • at the same time as other topical analgesics 
    When using this product
    • use only as directed
    • do not bandage tightly
    • avoid contact with eyes and mucous membranes
    • do not expose the area to local heat or to direct sunlight
    • rare cases of serious burns have been reported with products of this type
    • a transient burning sensation may occur upon application but generally disappears in several days
    • avoid applying into skin folds 
    Stop use and ask a doctor if
    • condition worsens 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 severe burning pain, swelling, or blistering where the product was applied

    If pregnant or breast-feeding, ask a health professional before use. 

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


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    Menthol 7.6%

    Menthol is a topical analgesic that provides pain relief.

    Methyl salicylate 29%

    Methyl salicylate produces a warming effect for the purpose of relieving pain in muscles and joints.

    paraffin, white petrolatum

Frequently Asked Questions

  • You may be able to use your HSA and FSA tax-preferred savings account to purchase certain OTC products like Icy Hot® Balm. The passage of the CARES Act by Congress includes provisions to restore OTC eligibility under tax-preferred HSA and FSA accounts. Your plan details may vary, so save your receipt and check with your benefits or health provider for eligibility.

  • Do not use Icy Hot® Balm with other Icy Hot® products or any other topical pain analgesics. Use all products only as directed.

  • Do not use a heating pad or ice pack while using Icy Hot® Balm.

  • Yes, please refer to the package for expiration dates. Do not use Icy Hot® Balm after the labeled expiration date. Use as directed.

  • Icy Hot® Balm does not contain aspirin or aspirin derivatives.

  • While the time it takes Icy Hot® Balm to start working varies by individual, most can feel relief in minutes.

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

  • Icy Hot® Balm can be purchased without a prescription. Visit the Where to Buy page to find your closest retailer.

  • Women who are pregnant or think they may be pregnant should check with their healthcare provider before using Icy Hot® Balm.

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