His bona fides were exceptionaly good. All local poison control centers in the United States use this national number. August 27, at 8: Alternative sports creams are available. These two seemingly innocuous circumstances increase absorption of the cream into the body, and can lead to an overdose of methyl salicylate.
Five milliliters of oil of wintergreen is approximately equal to 7,mg of salicylate or twenty-two mg aspirin pills.
Sports cream warnings urged after teen's death
Share Facebook Twitter Email. The risk of severe salicylate poisoning following the ingestion of topical medicaments or aspirin. Published online Mar 2. Maybe the hot water opened my pores??? He actually started having trouble breathing and was standing in an ice cold shower because his skin was burning.
This went on for a month and one day I realized I was having a different pain, plus watery eyes, and feeling awful. Open in a separate window. This includes the knowledge of the potentially dangerous use of methylsalicylate-containing rubefacients as described in this case report. Internal bleeding is possible, and blood transfusion may be needed. June 16, at 9: Search Most popular on msnbc.