As a highly concentrated ginger extract, the properties associated with ginger are intensified in Migraine Escape®. This applies to both its medicinal properties and side effects.
Ginger itself is recognised as being generally safe, and in small doses has few side effects. These include dermatitis, skin rash, gas, heartburn, upset stomach and vomiting. Higher doses of ginger (5 grams or more a day) may increase the chance of side effects. (WebMD)
Ginger may raise the risk of bleeding. If you have a bleeding disorder, it may not be safe and you should seek medical advice before applying Migraine Escape®.
A regular-sized application (3-4 swipes) of Migraine Escape® equates to approximately 2.0 grams of ginger. This means that following the Chronic Application Protocol (2 regular-sized applications per day) may increase the risk of side effects associated with ginger. We advise applying no more than 16 swipes of Migraine Escape® in a 24-hour period (e.g. a maximum of 4 regular-sized applications of 4 swipes each per 24 hours).
Overuse may be associated with symptoms including an increase in vomiting, increase in migraine-associated pain, increased skin sensitivity and nose bleeding. If you are particularly sensitive to inputs of any kind, you may also have an increased risk of these side effects.
Heat sensation: The most common side effect is a heat reaction on the skin upon applying Migraine Escape®. The severity varies by individual, ranging from a stinging/burning sensation to mild discomfort to nothing at all. People with sensitive skin may want to try a smaller amount initially to test for any reaction. You can find more information about this here.
Scent: Migraine Escape® has a fragrant citrusy smell, reflecting the freshness of the inputs. While many welcome the smell as fragrant and soothing, a handful find it discomforting.
Avoid contact with eyes: Be careful not to get Migraine Escape® in your eyes as it stings.