I started using Olbas Oil and found out that it helps tremendously. I lost sleep nightly with joint discomfort. I do not like taking pain medication so I would wake up several times during the night. After discovering this Olbas Oil, I started massaging it up and down my spine and across my neck at night before I went to bed and I found myself sleeping all through the night with a very restful sleep. It also helps my husband with his breathing which curbs the snoring. I also have several people at work using it for their joint discomforts. They will be purchasing Olbas Oil also.
As with other topical corticosteroids, prolonged use of large amounts, or treatment of extensive areas can result in sufficient systemic absorption to produce the features of hypercortisolism. This effect is more likely to occur in infants and children, and if occlusive dressings are used. In infants, the napkin may act as an occlusive dressing. Provided the weekly dosage is less than 50g in adults, any suppression of the HPA axis is likely to be transient with a rapid return to normal values once the short course of steroid therapy has ceased. The same applies to children given proportionate dosage. Prolonged and intensive treatment with highly active corticosteroid preparations may cause local atrophic changes, such as thinning, striae, and dilatation of the superficial blood vessels, particularly when occlusive dressings are used or when skin folds are involved. There are reports of pigmentation changes and hypertrichosis with topical steroids. In rare instances, treatment of psoriasis with corticosteroids (or its withdrawal) is thought to have provoked the pustular form of the disease (see Special warnings and special precautions for use).