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Dangers Of Sleeping On A Heating Pad
SLEEPING HEATINGPAD: Yes it can be dangerous, some heating pads can cause burns. You have to read the instructions and follw them. So be caefull. ...Read more
What to do if I have her to get her checked. Should I get a heating pad and put it on low under a blanket for her to sleep on?
There seems to be: Some info missing here. Not sure what the context is. Please consider resubmitting and clarifying the issue. ...Read more
I sleep with a heating pad every night because of my IBS, it helps. I have it on for 2 hours at a time and don't get burned. Is this safe?
Be careful: You said it yourself, what we would worry most about, causing a burn. ...Read more
I sleep with my heating pad every night and I've noticed I've got a couple of blisters in places where the h.p. doesn't touch what could the cause be?
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 ...Read more
It has absolutely NO effect on your heart!
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Leg ache has lasted all day and now its 1am n I can't sleep it hurts so bad I've got the heating pad on and I've tried rubbing it out help it hurts?
Cramping: Try placing the heating pad down and positioning your lower abdomen on top of it ...Read more
Arms numb/tingling after waken. Takes heating pad applied to get feeling back. Sleep in recliner due to sle pericarditis. Happens in bed too.
I have pfps and going to pt right now it is hurting so bad I can't fall asleep. I took 2 tylenol (acetaminophen) and have a heating pad on it. It never hurt this bad?
See orthopedist: Sounds as though it may be time to see an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more
My wife sleeps all night with a heating pad to take care of her back pain. 1 month already with a heating pad at night. Is it really useful?
It may make her feel: Better but it will not solve the cause which may be self limiting with time. Otherwise, try lifestyle changes like exercise, not smoking & weight control. Otc meds if no contraindications may help. If not better & the pain is bothersome enough, see your physician. If mattress is old, a new one may also do the trick. ...Read more
Sure.: If you mean metrorrhagia, meaning irregular bleeding between periods, a heating pad may not help prevent bleeding but may help with the cramps you get when you bleed. You should be evaluated by a gyn though b/c bleeding between periods isn't normal and usually is easily treatable. Could be a polyp, an infection, fibroid, or perimenopause. ...Read more
NO: Heating pad usually help relax the muscles /ligaments which can improve pain. Sometimes muscles around kidney can go into spasm from kidney infection called pyelonephritis and in that case a heating pad may provide temporary relief. ...Read more
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 rare reasons (tumors, infections). Anti-inflammatory medications, alternating heat/cold therapy, physical therapy (especially with traction) can be helpful to relieve sciatic pain. ...Read more
Yes it is ok: Yes it is ok and may help with the pain. ...Read more
Depends on the: Depth of the burn. Only a trained medical person can tell the depth. If it is a heating pad burn, it is usually superficial, second degree at the most. If it is truly only second degree, topical antibiotic ointment and occulsive dressing for a week should do it. But, more importantly, why did you not feel the burning in the first place? If it is on leg, you might have problems with nerves. ...Read more
Yes: If the heating pad is shared with other people without cleaning it. ...Read more
Heat, rest, magnets: A heating pad (or hot water bottle) may help. Rest often helps. Avoid activities & positions that cause pain. You can try stretching & massage.Applying therapeutic magnets can reduce pain & speed healing. Anti-inflammatories like Aspirin or ibprofen can help, as can natural ones like curumin. If there is spasm, natural anti-spasmodics like magnesium & valerian may help. See a doctor if not improving. ...Read more
What can I do to help with the pain of contractions? Can I place a heating pad on myself? Would it help?
I have sciatica and have been literally sitting on a heating pad for hours at a time. Could this be making the pain worse?
No, but watch burns:
Sciatica can be treated. If your heat pad doesn't resolve this (likely) see a pain or PMR doc for, work up of cause. Then treatments including home stretching.
Prolonged use of high heat can burn tissues, causing them to discolor. This should be avoided.
I n reality the sciatic nerve is over 5 inches deep, and the heat just doesn't get down that far ...Read more
Lower back still continues after car accident 2 months ago. In the morning wake up in pain been streyching, using heating pad but still in pain?
See below: There are many causes of low back pain. The most common cause is usually related to degenerative changes to the discs or joints of the lower spine. It is common for this type of arthritis to be worse in the morning and improve throughout the day. If your pain lasts greater than 2 weeks be sure to see your physician. ...Read more