What is Nelsons® Arnica Cream?
Nelsons® Arnica Cream is a traditional herbal medicine for treating bruises. The caring formula is natural and contains the active ingredient Arnica Montana which can provide symptomatic relief for bruises. Nelsons® Arnica Cream is a great product to keep in your medicine cupboard or first aid kit for everyday bumps and bruises. Arnica cream can be applied to unbroken skin at any point you feel bruises or bumps developing. If you’re looking for a natural bruise remedy, try Nelsons® Arnica Cream.
What are bruises?
Bruise are patches that appear beneath the skin and occur when capillaries (small blood vessels) break or burst. The blood from the capillaries leak into the soft tissue which cause bluish or purple coloured patches on fair skin and dark purple, brownish or black patches on darker skin. When they first appear, bruises tend to feel swollen or tender to touch. Most bruises disappear after a couple of weeks, however if your bruise is still visible after 2 weeks, it is recommended that you seek advice from your GP. If you experience a lot of bruises suddenly or unexplained bruising, seek advice from your GP as this may be a symptoms of an underlying illness.
What causes bruises?
Bruises commonly occur if you have injured yourself and/or when your skin has experienced some kind of impact, such as falling. Some people naturally bruise easier than others because their skin is thinner and the tissue beneath is more fragile.
How can Arnica Cream help to treat bruises?
Arnica cream contains the active ingredient, Arnica Montana which has been sourced directly from the Scottish Highlands. Arnica Montana has been used in traditional medicine to provide symptomatic relief of bruises. The cream is made with natural ingredients and is not tested on animals. The cream formula is easy to apply and can be applied to unbroken skin at any time you feel bruising or bumps developing after a fall or injury.
How to use this product
Ensure that the tube’s seal is not broken before use. Pierce the tube seal with the point which is located in the top of the cap before use.
Adults, the elderly and children: apply to the affected area 4 times a day as required.
- This product is for external use only
- Keep this product away from eyes
- Do NOT apply to broken or irritated skin
- If symptoms worsen or you do not feel any benefit from this medicine after 2 weeks, seek advice from your doctor
When NOT to use this product
Do NOT use this medicine if you are allergic to any of the ingredients (see ingredients tab for full list) or if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. This product contains cetostearyl alcohol which may cause skin reactions.
Like all medicines, Nelsons® Arnica Cream can cause side effects, although not everybody will experience them. It is possible to experience:
- Dry skin
- Skin reaction
If you experience any of these symptoms, discontinue use and consult your doctor or a Chemist4U pharmacist.
This product is a medicine; make sure to speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before taking this product if you have an underlying medical problem or are taking any other medicine or complementary therapy. If your symptoms get worse or continue after taking this product, contact us or your doctor. For medical services in your area, please refer to https://www.nhs.uk
If you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or breastfeeding, speak to your doctor or our pharmacist before taking this product. If you suffer from any allergies, ask your doctor or our pharmacist if this medicine is right for you.
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Please read the included leaflet carefully before using this product.
Please contact your GP if appropriate regarding this product.
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Active ingredients: Arnica montana tincture 0.9% v/w. Extraction solvent: Ethanol 57% v/v.
Other ingredients: Glyceryl monostearate & Macrogol stearate, Apricot kernel oil, Theobroma oil, Glycerol, Polawax GP 200 (Cetearyl alchohol, PEG-20 Stearatel, Cetostearyl alcohol, Cetyl palmitate, Glyceryl monocaprylate, Methyl parahydroxybenzoate (E2 18), Propyl parahydroxybenzoate (E216).
Does arnica cream go off? I have just opened a tube of cream but have had it for quite some time is it still ok to use?
Arnica cream, as it is a homeopathic medicine is not required to hold an expiry or best before date meaning it can be used for many years after it has been purchased.
Im wondering if you can use this for bug bites?
Arnica cream is applied to the skin for pain and swelling associated with bruises, aches, and sprains. It is also applied to the skin for insect bites, arthritis, muscle and cartilage pain, chapped lips, and acne.
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