Watkins Cream of Camphor Liniment Uses

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Consists of Camphor, Thyme, Turpentine Oil

What is Camphor (Watkins Cream of Camphor Liniment)?

Temporary relief of minor muscle and joint aches and pains caused by arthritis, simple backache, strains, sprains, and bruises. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

Camphor (Watkins Cream of Camphor Liniment) is a topical analgesic. It works by temporarily relieving minor pain.

Camphor (Watkins Cream of Camphor Liniment) indications

infoAn indication is a term used for the list of condition or symptom or illness for which the medicine is prescribed or used by the patient. For example, acetaminophen or paracetamol is used for fever by the patient, or the doctor prescribes it for a headache or body pains. Now fever, headache and body pains are the indications of paracetamol. A patient should be aware of the indications of medications used for common conditions because they can be taken over the counter in the pharmacy meaning without prescription by the Physician.
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Temporarily relieves discomfort due to minor irritations of the eye or exposure to wind or sun. For protection against further irritation or to relieve dryness of the eye

How should I use Camphor (Watkins Cream of Camphor Liniment)?

Use Camphor (Watkins Cream of Camphor Liniment) as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

  • Camphor (Watkins Cream of Camphor Liniment) is only to be used on intact, clean, dry skin. Do not apply Camphor (Watkins Cream of Camphor Liniment) to wounds or damaged skin.
  • Open pouch and remove patch. If needed, cut patch to size. Peel off protective backing and apply the sticky side to the affected area.
  • Wash your hands immediately after using Camphor (Watkins Cream of Camphor Liniment).
  • Do not bandage tightly after applying Camphor (Watkins Cream of Camphor Liniment).
  • Do not use Camphor (Watkins Cream of Camphor Liniment) more often than 3 to 4 times per day.
  • If you miss a dose of Camphor (Watkins Cream of Camphor Liniment) and you are using it regularly, use it as soon as possible. If several hours have passed or if it is nearing time for the next dose, do not double the dose to catch up, unless advised by your health care provider. Do not use 2 doses at once.

Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Camphor (Watkins Cream of Camphor Liniment).

Uses of Camphor (Watkins Cream of Camphor Liniment) in details

infoThere are specific as well as general uses of a drug or medicine. A medicine can be used to prevent a disease, treat a disease over a period or cure a disease. It can also be used to treat the particular symptom of the disease. The drug use depends on the form the patient takes it. It may be more useful in injection form or sometimes in tablet form. The drug can be used for a single troubling symptom or a life-threatening condition. While some medications can be stopped after few days, some drugs need to be continued for prolonged period to get the benefit from it.
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Camphor (Watkins Cream of Camphor Liniment) is used to relieve minor pain and itching, to treat fungal infection of the toenail and to have temporary relief from cough associated with common cold.

Camphor (Watkins Cream of Camphor Liniment) description

A bicyclic monoterpene ketone found widely in plants, especially cinnamomum camphora. It is used topically as a skin antipruritic and as an anti-infective agent. [PubChem]

Camphor (Watkins Cream of Camphor Liniment) dosage

Apply generously to clean affected area gently massaging into skin. Repeat if necessary. May be used with or without a wrap.

Camphor (Watkins Cream of Camphor Liniment) side effects

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What are the possible side effects of Camphor (Watkins Cream of Camphor Liniment)?

Camphor (Watkins Cream of Camphor Liniment) is LIKELY SAFE for most adults when applied to the skin in a cream or lotion in low concentrations. Camphor (Watkins Cream of Camphor Liniment) can cause some minor side effects such as skin redness and irritation. Don’t use undiluted Camphor (Watkins Cream of Camphor Liniment) products or products containing more than 11% Camphor (Watkins Cream of Camphor Liniment). These can be irritating and unsafe.

Camphor (Watkins Cream of Camphor Liniment)-containing products are LIKELY UNSAFE when applied to broken or injured skin. Camphor (Watkins Cream of Camphor Liniment) is easily absorbed through broken skin and can reach toxic levels in the body.

Camphor (Watkins Cream of Camphor Liniment) is also LIKELY SAFE for most adults when inhaled as vapor in small amounts as a part of aromatherapy. Don’t use more than 1 tablespoon Camphor (Watkins Cream of Camphor Liniment) solution per quart of water.

Do not heat Camphor (Watkins Cream of Camphor Liniment)-containing products (Vicks VapoRub, BenGay, Heet, many others) in the microwave. The product can explode and cause severe burns.

Camphor (Watkins Cream of Camphor Liniment) is UNSAFE when taken by mouth by adults or children. Ingesting Camphor (Watkins Cream of Camphor Liniment) can cause severe side effects, including death. The first symptoms of Camphor (Watkins Cream of Camphor Liniment) toxicity occur quickly (within 5 to 90 minutes), and can include burning of the mouth and throat, nausea, and vomiting.

Camphor (Watkins Cream of Camphor Liniment) contraindications

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Children under 30 months.

- Skin oozing.

- Skin superinfected.

- Do not use on mucous membranes.

- Connected to the presence of terpene derivatives:

. infants under 30 months

. children with a history of seizures (febrile or not).

- Do not apply to the breasts when breastfeeding.

Thyme (Watkins Cream of Camphor Liniment) indications

infoAn indication is a term used for the list of condition or symptom or illness for which the medicine is prescribed or used by the patient. For example, acetaminophen or paracetamol is used for fever by the patient, or the doctor prescribes it for a headache or body pains. Now fever, headache and body pains are the indications of paracetamol. A patient should be aware of the indications of medications used for common conditions because they can be taken over the counter in the pharmacy meaning without prescription by the Physician.

bath additive, respiratory-tract disorders, skin disorders

Thyme (Watkins Cream of Camphor Liniment) interactions

Increases in GST levels were observed in experiments in mice

Thyme (Watkins Cream of Camphor Liniment) side effects

Contact dermatitis and systemic reactions to Thyme (Watkins Cream of Camphor Liniment) have been reported. Cross-reactivity with rosemary is a common finding with skin patch testing.

Thyme (Watkins Cream of Camphor Liniment) contraindications

hypersensitivity to the ingredients

Turpentine Oil (Watkins Cream of Camphor Liniment) indications

infoAn indication is a term used for the list of condition or symptom or illness for which the medicine is prescribed or used by the patient. For example, acetaminophen or paracetamol is used for fever by the patient, or the doctor prescribes it for a headache or body pains. Now fever, headache and body pains are the indications of paracetamol. A patient should be aware of the indications of medications used for common conditions because they can be taken over the counter in the pharmacy meaning without prescription by the Physician.

to treat bloat and chronic arthritis at horses,cows and sheep.

Uses of Turpentine Oil (Watkins Cream of Camphor Liniment) in details

infoThere are specific as well as general uses of a drug or medicine. A medicine can be used to prevent a disease, treat a disease over a period or cure a disease. It can also be used to treat the particular symptom of the disease. The drug use depends on the form the patient takes it. It may be more useful in injection form or sometimes in tablet form. The drug can be used for a single troubling symptom or a life-threatening condition. While some medications can be stopped after few days, some drugs need to be continued for prolonged period to get the benefit from it.

Turpentine Oil (Watkins Cream of Camphor Liniment) is applied to the skin for joint pain, muscle pain, nerve pain, and toothaches. The vapors of Turpentine Oil (Watkins Cream of Camphor Liniment) to reduce the chest congestion that goes along with some lung diseases.

Turpentine Oil (Watkins Cream of Camphor Liniment) side effects

Pulmonary haemorrhage, Brain damage, Coma, Cough, Death, Headache, Insomnia, Renal injury, Vomiting

Active ingredient matches for Watkins Cream of Camphor Liniment:

Camphor/Thyme/Turpentine Oil


Unit description / dosage (Manufacturer)Price, USD
Lotion; Topical; Camphor 565.5 mg; Oil of Thyme 279.5 mg; Oil of Turpentine 2.9835 g / 28.4 ml

List of Watkins Cream of Camphor Liniment substitutes (brand and generic names):

References

  1. PubChem. "Thyme". https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sub... (accessed September 17, 2018).
  2. DrugBank. "Thyme - DrugBank". http://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB10983 (accessed September 17, 2018).

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