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Can prolonged use of an electric heating pad cause internal damage, particularly to the kidneys? I have been using an electric heating pad for chronic back pain nightly for 2 years+ 2-4hours at 113f-130f. I am concerned about possible internal damage, es
Are heating blankets safe? Are there any health concerns related to the use of electric heating blankets and heating pads?
Generally Yes: They are generally safe. However, you need to take a couple of precautions. First, if they do not have a timer, you have to be vigilant about turning them off, as you do not want to start a fire. And, as to heating pads, you need to make sure that you do not lie on the heating element directly, as they can deliver at least 2nd degree burns. ...Read more
I was using a heating pad for cramps from the drug store and i feel like it was sending electric shock so i stopped. Do i need to go to the er?
Ive had this pain in my back in between my shoulders off in on for the past few weeks , i've laid on a heating pad and it dosent help what can i do?
FIBROMYALGIA : THORACIC MPS/FIBROMYALGIA Ultrasound usually relieves pain by improving blood flow to tender muscles. If it flares symptoms you may have fibromyalgia or a herniated disc stay the T2-T6 levels . You need a full exam labs. X-ray of thoracic spine and potential MRI If symptoms persist or worsen. TRY TENS TX . Start a gluten free diet WholeApproach.com and gutbliss. Com MEDS: LYRICA/SAVELLA/CYMBALTA . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What would you do if you have a netlike rach but you don't use heating pad or anything? What could it be
Livedo reticularis: Netlike rash (livedo reticularis) could be a normal variant with cold exposure. In this case it disappears once skin is warmed up. If it is a persistent skin pattern, some investigation & possibly a skin biopsy are needed. Livedo is a vascular pattern, meaning there is some inflammation of blood vessels, which can be seen in lupus, vasculitis, certain meds & others. Please see dermatologist. ...Read more
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