Use on clean dry skin. Do not use on the face or on broken skin, bruises or swellings. Tear open plastic packet, remove protective ?lm from patch and apply patch to the affected area, adhesive side onto the skin. For delicate or ageing skin, apply adhesive side of patch to clothing. On ?exible joints use dressing tape to hold the patch in place. Do not bandage over the patch. The patch activates within 1 minute and will heat up after 5 minutes and remain warm for up to 8 hours.
Iron Oxide is used in the Deep Heat Regular Patches to provide a soothing, long lasting warmth. When in contact with air, it heats up within minutes.