What is a rubefacient?
A rubefacient is a substance or agent that can cause irritation or redness of the skin. Applying it causes an increase in blood flow to the area, which stimulates the nerves and causes redness and a hot sensation. Rubefacients are frequently applied topically to treat eczema, psoriasis, arthritis, and muscle pain.
Rubefacients come in a variety of forms, including creams, gels, ointments, and patches. They are frequently used to treat musculoskeletal pain, arthritis, and other disorders that hurt the muscles and joints. Some examples of rubefacient substances are menthol, camphor, and methyl salicylate.
What are the benefits of Rubefacient?
Rubefacients offer a variety of potential benefits, such as:
- Relieve pain
- Soothing effect
- Enhance blood circulation