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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Fields
60 years experience in Family Medicine
Heating pad: I think they're probably due to the heating pad and you don't realize that the heating pad is touching that area
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience in Pediatrics
Heating pad: A heating pad is basically a thin flat plastic pad with coils inside, which when plugged in, warm the pad. There are many brands available, but choos ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
25 years experience in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Not a good idea.: Any type of prolonged heat application to the fetus is potentially teratogenic and neurotoxic - avoid heating pads, saunas, prolonged hot-tub immersio ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience in Internal Medicine
No.: Most people actually enjoy a heating pad from time to time, however, do not fall asleep on your heating pad as it can most assuredly be bad for skin, ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience in Cardiology
Yes: The treatment for heat exhaustion or its more serious next stage, heat stroke, is rapid cooling. Immersion in ice water is an effective treatment.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chintan Sampat
17 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Yes: The sciatic nerve can be irritated because of a herniated disc, arthritis that results in tightening of the spinal canal, falls, injuries, or other ra ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neeoo Chin
39 years experience in Fertility Medicine
No: No studies have shown that a heating pad can improve implantation.
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
32 years experience in Neurology
Follow rule of thumb: Unless it's a traumatic nerve injury caused by isolated surgical manipulation or other complications then, nerves are usually traumatized in the compa ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kashif Abdullah
11 years experience in Internal Medicine
No it does not.: Using a heating pad will not spread an infection. Especially if that infection is inside the body.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
No, but U may-: -want 2 add an antihistamine as well. U have 2 B careful since it is hard 2 warm up with the ice. B sure U consult an allergist 4 other recommendation ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
55 years experience in Pediatrics
Hydrotherapy: Surely. Just make sure that the temperature of the ice wrap is not too cold to cause hypothermia on area it's applied on.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
24 years experience in Family Medicine
Ice: Ice helps with swelling associated with acne.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael McGonigal
38 years experience in General Surgery
Cold then heat: Most sports medicine experts recommend cold first, because it decreases swelling and pain. Then later, heat frequently provides more relief. However, ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience in Family Medicine
Sciatic pain: Depends. Sometimes sciatic pain is helped by heat and sometimes helped by ice packs. There are several causes of sciatic pain and it is best to see ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Polecritti
17 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Depends: Ice is good on acute injuries to decrease the inflammation, like when an athlete sprains an ankle. Heat promotes blood flow to the area in order to h ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
You may feel more: Comfortable but it doesn't mean it will pass more quickly. Tips: sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ray Tidman
37 years experience in Family Medicine
Acute injury: 1st 24-48 hours ice painfull area. Take an NSAID rx, then apply heat later. If pain increasing, seek your doc's help.
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Good question: Western medicine says use ice/cold to decrease swelling and then warmth after a coupe days. Eastern medicine does not like cold at all as it causes c ... Read More
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A 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience in Podiatry
I believe so: I believe it helps dissolve ur ate crystals and often recommend warm water soaks for gout in the feet.
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathy Robinson
31 years experience in Family Medicine
Ice/maybe both: If a ligament is irritated then applying ice and compression like an ace bandage can decrease the swelling and inflammation. If the muscle goes into s ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Trettin
32 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Cold : For lateral epicondylitis(tennis elbow) cold wraps are more effective when they are hurting as they vasoconstrict the blood vessels to the area and th ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience in Pediatrics
Treatment: I usually use ice for the first 24-48 hours to reduce swelling and then use heat to heal the muscle tissue.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rakhi Dimino
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Do not put a heating pad on a pregnant belly. You may heat the baby up too much. You can use a heating pad on the neck, shoulders, back and limbs whil ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Doe
19 years experience in Interventional Radiology
Tricky: The shoulder is an incredible joint. However, with injury, we try to stop moving it. Thus, it has a tendency to stiffen up and make movement painful ... Read More
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