I have a partial tube of Thera-Gesic that I was given to use for pain. I haven't used the entire tube because I don't like the strong, menthol smell that it has. It works to relieve the pain, but I think the menthol in this product opens up the pores of your skin to expose you to more cold. I don't use the product that often, because I don't like going out in public smelling lot a "medicine cabinet". I might use this product wherever I'm around the house doing something like working in the yard and need the extra pain relief and where no one can smell me. It's a good product for anyone that doesn't mind the smell and wants to relieve any type of body aches or pain. But I wouldn't recommend this product to anyone who is susceptible to colds or pneumonia. It opens up the pores of my skin and is not good in cold climate. And the strong menthol smell really opens up my nose when I apply it to any part of my body. Hopefully, I'll finish off the tube of Thera-Gesic I have before the winter.