Counter irritant

(Med.) an irritant to produce a blister, a pustular eruption, or other irritation in some part of the body, in order to relieve an existing irritation in some other part.
See under Counter.

See also: Counter, Irritant

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Tenders are invited for Counter Irritant Rubefacient Cream
Evaluation of Counter Irritant Potential of Aqueos Bark Extract of Cinnmon Loureiroi.
ABSTRACT -- DoloRx, a unique proprietary topical composition was compared with Ibuprofen, an NSAID(Non Steroidal anti-inflammatory drug), and Ben Gay, a standard topical counter irritant, for the treatment of arthritis.
A number of external analgesics rely on such ingredients as menthol, capsaicin and methyl salicylate, which are counter irritants that merely mask pain and do not aid the healing process, Ghorbani adds.
This was described as a broader level of relief than expected from topically applied counter irritants and p-blockers, such as capsaicin, and without the side effects of the nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.

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