Bengay Bacterial Infection Side Effect Reports


The following Bengay Bacterial Infection side effect reports were submitted by healthcare professionals and consumers.

This information will help you understand how side effects, such as Bacterial Infection, can occur, and what you can do about them.

A side effect could appear soon after you start Bengay or it might take time to develop.


Bacterial Infection, Chemical Injury, Fungal Infection, Impaired Work Ability, Pain, Skin Exfoliation, Staphylococcal Infection, Wound Infection, Wound Necrosis

This Bacterial Infection side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES. A female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: back pain. The patient was prescribed Bengay Ultra Strength Patch (dosage: Text:one Patch Once), which was started on May 09, 2010. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Lovaza (Text:2 Daily)
  • Borage Oil (Text:2 Daily)
  • Lipitor
  • Plavix
  • Metformin Hcl
  • Asa
  • Ranexa
  • Cozaar
When starting to take Bengay Ultra Strength Patch the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Bacterial Infection
  • Chemical Injury
  • Fungal Infection
  • Impaired Work Ability
  • Pain
  • Skin Exfoliation
  • Staphylococcal Infection
  • Wound Infection
  • Wound Necrosis
These side effects may potentially be related to Bengay Ultra Strength Patch.
Application Site Burn, Bacterial Infection, Impaired Work Ability, Pain, Skin Exfoliation

This Bacterial Infection Bengay Ultra Strength Patch side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES on Sep 27, 2010. A Female , 56 years of age, weighting 106.9 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Bengay Ultra Strength Patch. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Application Site Burn
  • Bacterial Infection
  • Impaired Work Ability
  • Pain
  • Skin Exfoliation
. Bengay Ultra Strength Patch dosage: Text:one Patch Once. Additional drugs used at the same time:
  • Lovaza (Text:2 Daily)
  • Borage Oil (Text:2 Daily)
Application Site Burn, Bacterial Infection, Pain, Skin Exfoliation

This is a Bengay Ultra Strength Patch side effect report of a 56-year-old female patient (weight:NA) from UNITED STATES, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: back pain, who was treated with Bengay Ultra Strength Patch (dosage:Text:one Patch Once, start time: May 09, 2010), combined with:
  • Lovaza (Text:2 Daily)
  • Borage Oil (Text:2 Daily)
, and developed a serious reaction and a Bacterial Infection side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Application Site Burn
  • Bacterial Infection
  • Pain
  • Skin Exfoliation
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Bengay Ultra Strength Patch treatment in female patients suffering from back pain, resulting in Bacterial Infection.

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Bengay Bacterial Infection Causes and Reviews


Bacteria are living things that have only one cell. Under a microscope, they look like balls, rods, or spirals. They are so small that a line of 1,000 could fit across a pencil eraser. Most bacteria won't hurt you - less than 1 percent of the different types make people sick. Many are helpful. Some bacteria help to digest food, destroy disease-causing cells, and give the body needed vitamins. Bacteria are also used in making healthy foods like yogurt and cheese.

But infectious bacteria can make you ill. They reproduce quickly in your body. Many give off chemicals called toxins, which can damage tissue and make you sick. Examples of bacteria that cause infections include Streptococcus, Staphylococcus, and E. coli.

Antibiotics are the usual treatment. When you take antibiotics, follow the directions carefully. Each time you take antibiotics, you increase the chances that bacteria in your body will learn to resist them causing antibiotic resistance. Later, you could get or spread an infection that those antibiotics cannot cure.

NIH: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases


Bengay Bacterial Infection Reviews

Fri, 26 Feb 2010
can you get a rash from Bengay cream if so how to treat it.
Thu, 09 Sep 2010
I have used BenGay for many years now and since January and a car accident I have used it daily (allot) on my rotator cuff tear and back and knee. I started experiencing severe headaches and awful dizziness and stomach distress where I landed up in the hospital. I finally said that I felt like I was being poisoned by something and my dermatologist suggested that BenGay overuse might be the problem. I stopped it two days ago and the headaches and dizziness persist along with chest tightness. I feel awful and use minimal drugs--no narcotics, etc. If this is BenGay and absorption others need to be aware of its potential side effects. Please contact me at (313)336-3005 or email me at <a href="mailto:mysb.net">mysb at comcast.net</a>. Thanks
Mon, 04 Oct 2010
Mile 15 of my 12 th marathon. Slight back ache so thought I would take some Ben Gay the volunteers were offering. I took a rather large wad and wiped my hands on my back. BIG HUGE MISTAKE--- my BACK AND SPINE WAS ON FIRE that I even picked up a wet sock on the ground to try and wipe it off while running. I am a pretty fast marathoner for my age (41) and was on for a 3:12 marathon and then this burning pain was just too much. The intense burning lasted about 2.5 miles then it was more prickly heat. Instead of helping me it ruined me mentally in a critical point of a marathon I have run the last 4 years. Was this an allergic reation? possibly or that my pores were wide open and accentuated the burning menthol.
Wed, 10 Nov 2010
I hated it! It burns like crazy! Don't try without have a real muscle ache!
Thu, 25 Nov 2010
I left a Bengay heating pad on for 8 hours as directed and then removed it after. Then about 5 minutes later my skin started itching and turning red. I broke out with pimples as well. Its been irritating for 3 days now and nothing is working! I've tried extra dry skin care lotion to hydrocortisone cream.
Tue, 30 Nov 2010
I got red rashes which developed into blisters on my hand where ever i applied Bengay. Please suggest me a remedy.
Thu, 20 Jan 2011
Burning, Large red rash -looks like shingles. Needs to take OFF the market.
Thu, 20 Jan 2011
Just a positive comment on the positive pain relieving results of BenGays' PainRelieving patches combined with Ben Gay's Highly effective external pain relieving cream. It definitely soothed the pain of my knee amp; lower lag when I fell, prior to New Years on a sheet of ice.
Sun, 20 Feb 2011
My son had a sore neck. I applied Bengay to massahe him. He started to feel an intense burn right away. The skin turned red like he had a bad sun erythema. I stopped immediately, washed the skin and put ice on his neck to ease the burning pain. I didn't know somebody can be allergic to such a cream. There is no allergy warnings on it when it should be.
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