Fast-acting pain relief you can feel working instantly.

Rise from pain quickly with Icy Hot® Cream. 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.

Targeted pain relief


Works on muscles and joints


Cooling menthol

Use as directed.

Sizes: 3 oz tube | 1.25 oz tube

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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 10%

    Menthol is a topical analgesic that provides pain relief.

    Methyl salicylate 30%

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

    carbomer, cetearyl alcohol, cetyl esters, oleth-3 phosphate, polysorbate 60, stearic acid, triethanolamine, water

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® Cream. 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® Cream 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® Cream.

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

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

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

  • For adults and children over 12 years of age apply a thin layer of Icy Hot® Cream 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® Cream 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® Cream.

  • Icy Hot® Cream comes in a tube.

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