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IcyHot - How do I get this stuff off?(5 posts)

IcyHot - How do I get this stuff off?SeeWillieRide
May 24, 2003 6:03 PM
Having suffered from bad knees for quite some time now, I find that a pre-ride rubdown with IcyHot works wonders. Problem is I have a hell of a time getting it off afterwards. Regular soap doesn't do the trick. Anyone have any tips?
re: IcyHot - How do I get this stuff off?Soter
May 24, 2003 8:08 PM
I have absolutley no clue, my only words of advice are to keep your hands away from your eyes and your crotch there after ;)
If you're into trying, trycoonass
May 25, 2003 5:01 AM
with using DAWN liquid soap and a final srub-down with clear Vinegar. Have you tried using DMSO (Diemethyl Sulfoxide) for your knees...the AMA doesn't approve it(because THEY are the 'big pocketS'; not the Pharmaceuticals), but certainly works wonders on achy joints; especially sprains. I assume that your purpose is just to 'warm-up' the knees, but this may be of a better benefit. The only cautions for using DMSO are: 1) skin must be clean and free from any medications, soaps, etc. 2) if you apply too much, it will itch like crazy...just rinse the area with cold water and the itching will subside, and 3)if you use it continuously for more than 3-4 days, your body will permeate a 'garlic' odor...so I use it for 2 days, skip 2 days, etc. The garlic odor definitely will keep werewolves away and you will be a big hit at the Garlic Festival. :) Seriously, this stuff really works:
http://www.dmso.org/articles/information/muir.htm It's a liquid product and can be found in most Health Food stores and I'd recommend that you look for it in a 'Roll-on' version; saves waste.
re: IcyHot - How do I get this stuff off?daCaT_
May 25, 2003 7:57 AM
Try A soap you get at the hardware store called GOOP. Otherwise it might be cheaper and easier to use simple green or 409 orange.
I once made the mistake of...Matno
May 25, 2003 6:54 PM
...putting Icy Hot just above my knees (with my shorts down), then pulling my spandex shorts up over it. In the process, a considerable amount of it reattached to my chamois and... :^o

Talk about hopping around for a long time. Never did figure out a way to get that off. I just had to sweat it off. Burned for about an hour, then tingled for a while after that! Not the good kind of burning and tingling...

On the other hand, I've tried a few products since then that a) don't smell nearly as strong (even though I actually enjoy that smell) and b) actually work better. Unfortunately, I can't think of them off the top of my head. I actually meant to write the name of one of them down (I ran across some just last week) and forgot!! If it comes to me, I'll post it.