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FAQ | ThermaCare® Ultra

Ultra Pain Relieving Cream

General Ultra Information

How do the four active ingredients in ThermaCare® Ultra act differently to relieve pain?

ThermaCare® Ultra Pain Relieving Cream combines 4 powerful ingredients into 1 pain fighting cream. ThermaCare® Ultra Pain Relieving Cream contains the following active ingredients:

  • Camphor: Provides a cooling action reducing itching, burning, and pain on skin, as well as joint and muscle aches
  • Capsaicin: Provides a warming action reducing joint and muscle aches
  • Menthol: Provides a cooling action reducing itching, burning, and pain on skin, as well as joint and muscle aches
  • Methyl Salicylate: Relieves joint and muscle aches

The active ingredients in ThermaCare® Ultra Pain Relieving Cream all provide their effects through “counterirritation”, but their mechanisms of action differ.

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What is ThermaCare® Ultra Pain Relieving Cream?

ThermaCare® Ultra Pain Relieving Cream is the first and only advanced formula pain relief cream with 4 powerful pain-fighting ingredients. It sends deep, penetrating relief directly to the site of pain and relieves multiple types of pain, fast.

How do the active ingredients in ThermaCare® Ultra work?

ThermaCare® Ultra contains four powerful pain relievers: camphor, capsaicin, menthol, and methyl salicylate. Each of these pain relievers fall into a class of medications called “counterirritants,” which work by irritating the sensory nerve endings in the underlying muscle or joint to alter pain perception, thus relieving pain.1

What kind of sensation should I expect after applying ThermaCare® Ultra?

ThermaCare® Ultra goes on easy when you rub it in. After it’s on, you’ll feel a warm and tingly sensation (in a good way) that won’t be too hot. It should absorb and start relieving soreness fairly quickly.

Can I wrap the area where I have applied ThermaCare® Ultra?

Do not apply a wrap or bandage to the area where ThermaCare® Ultra has been applied.

Where can I buy ThermaCare® Ultra?

You can buy ThermaCare® Ultra from your favorite online retailer. ThermaCare® Ultra is also available anywhere pain relievers are sold. If you need help finding your closest store, we can help. Click here to find your store.

1Matthews, Paul, et al. "Topical rubefacients for acute and chronic pain in adults." The Cochrane Library (2009).