What are the risks of using Tiger Balm?

Children under 12 years of age should talk to a doctor about the risks of using Tiger Balm. Additionally, certain medical conditions or medications may put you at risk for complications while using Tiger Balm. Medical conditions that may react adversely to the use of Tiger Balm include: breastfeeding, pregnancy and damaged or cut skin. Other medications or supplements may affect your usage of Tiger Balm, especially if you have any strange aversions or allergies to camphor and menthol. Before using this or any other medication, you should talk to your doctor about the risk for complications. Also, Tiger Balm is not an approved medication by the FDA. The FDA has filed action against the company to go through FDA approval since the agency considers this a medication.

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