Skip to comments.Teen Dies From Muscle Cream Overdose (Ben Gay Alert)
Posted on 06/08/2007 1:38:21 PM PDT by AmericanMade1776
A budding teenage athlete has died after 'overdosing' on a common topical muscle cream.
The medical examiner announced on Thursday that the 17-year-old track star, Arielle Newman of Castleton Corners, N.Y., died from a toxic dose of sports cream, the Staten Island Advance reported.
Ellen Borakove, a spokeswoman for the medical examiner's officer told the Advance that the Notre Dame Academy track star's blood contained lethal amounts of methyl salicylate, the active ingredient found in muscle rubs such as BenGay and Icy Hot.
Borakove said the petite girl used the topical medication excessively, allowing the poisons to accumulate in her body over an undetermined amount of time.
Newman was found dead in her home on April 3. The initial autopsy was inconclusive, which led to speculation her death was linked to a party she had attended the night before. "I am glad this shows (Arielle) didn't die of her own doing. But this is a tragedy that could have been avoided," her mother, Alice Newman told the Advance.
Methyl salicylate, also known as oil of wintergreen, can be toxic if overused, but deaths from topical application are extremely rare.
Borakove said this was the first case she had come across in 20 years at the medical examiner's office.
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I thought Ben Gay was that guy who drove a chariot and wore pink tights.
Note To Self: Get wife a case of IcyHot for anniversary.
Nah, that was Ben Her.
What do you get when you cross Ben Hur with Ben Him?
Huh? If she applied the cream and died from its affect, then she died of her own doing. Unwittingly perhaps, but from her own doing.
I stand corrected.
Never Ben Gay.
The NFL team in Cincinnati.
Nah, that was Ben Dover.
She must of really lathered that stuff all over herself , boggles the mind.
Sounds like a lawyer telling her what to say...
She’s laying the groundwork for lawsuit.
It is sad.
Ben Gay?............not lately.......
That’s it. You people turn off your computers and go outside.
” thought Ben Gay was that guy who drove a chariot and wore pink tights....
Nah, that was Ben Her.”
No, it was Ben Dover.
But I gotta work.
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