Noun(1) a crystalline compound that has the cool and minty taste and odor that occurs naturally in peppermint oil; used as a flavoring and in medicine to relieve itching, pain, and nasal congestion(2) a lotion containing menthol which gives it the smell of mint
(1) Alternatively, low percentages of chemicals such as phenol, menthol , and camphor can be added to moisturizing lotions for added anti-itch benefit.(2) If you lip balm contains phenol, camphor, menthol , peppermint oil or eucalyptus, it's most likely making your lips more chapped than not.(3) A cool bath and soothing lotions (e.g. calamine, 1% menthol aqueous cream) may ease the itch(4) The combination of thymol, eucalyptol, methyl salicylate and menthol in an alcohol base may have antifungal activity.(5) Over-the-counter drugs such as carbamide peroxide, benzocaine, menthol , or eucalyptol can lessen the pain.(6) After about one hour, he got bored with the task at hand, lit a menthol cigarette, and headed out to the balcony to watch the rain and all the rush hour traffic, as it fought its way through the bad weather and around the giant tree in the road.(7) Some ingredients added to the water, e.g. menthol , eucalyptus, camphor, thymol and pine oil also give a sensation of clearing the passageways.(8) Any products that contain alcohol or menthol should be avoided because they remove natural lipids and may worsen the skin's reaction.(9) Kate offered him one of her menthol cigarettes(10) Listerine also contains essential oils from herbs including eucalyptol, thymol, methyl salicylate and menthol .(11) These preparations may reduce coughing and usually contain menthol , camphor and eucalyptus oil.(12) In both groups the incidence of side effects was the same, leading to the conclusion that it was the gel composition that caused skin abrasion, not the ethanol or menthol ointments that were responsible for the cold effects.(13) If you prefer an after-shave product, be wary of those that contain alcohol or menthol ; these ingredients can irritate the skin.(14) We suspect that the aromatic oils, camphor, menthol and eucalyptol, are responsible for the relief.(15) Studies have also shown that topical application of menthol , peppermint or other volatile-type oils massaged into the temples appear to relax temporal muscles and may relieve tension headaches.(16) They contain ingredients like camphor or menthol that increase blood flow to the area, creating a fuller look.