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What can I do about neck pain thats been lasting about a week now? I've tried heat pads and ice and even hotcold gel? Nothing seems to work
Do slimming gels that heat up as you move or exercise to cause excess sweating in fatty areas make you lose weight or do you simply just sweat more?
When do they use traction for cervical spondylosis? Using flexeril, trigger pt injectns, ultram, diclofenac gel, lidocaine gel, moist heat.
It help a lot: An MRI study on the effects of neck traction was performed in 2008, 35 of 36 subjects. During traction subarachnoid protrusions were reduced in 25 of 35 subjects or 71%. Disc height measurement during traction using digital calipers and measuring to 100th of a millimeter indicated an average posterior disc expansion of 19.02%. Increases in range of motion were noted post traction. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have severe bruising 24 hours after Juvederm lip injections.. What will help most to speed healing. Arnica gel, bromelain pills, heat or cold packs?
Is aloe vera gel a effective remedy for persistent prickly heat rash on. 6 week old baby? It is on face, chest, shoulders, back of neck and back.
Depends: Where are you using the heat pad? If the back, then 20-30 minutes but not at scolding temperatures. If it's the jaw, probably not a good idea if you just had surgery. Generally, it's recommended to use a cooling pad to decrease swelling (a heating pad will make swelling worse). Hope this helps. ...Read more
I have now a skin that looks like a cheetah skin. It happend because I have used a heat pad. How long does it takes before my skin turns normal?
Erythema ab igne: When the skin is exposed to chronic low level heat, like a heating pad, space heater or a fireplace, over time blood vessels in the exposed areas are damaged and form a netlike brown to violaceous pattern on the skin, called erythema ab igne. Whether it resolves depends on how long the heat applications were done. Sometimes in the early stages it goes away. It needs to be watched by dermatology. ...Read more
Hi doktors thanks for the answer about my cheetah skin from the heat pad. How long does iit takes before it will go away.?
Days to years: I presume you're suffering from a condition called erythema ab igne. The pigment change can take days to years to resolve depending on your background skin color and other factors. Moisturizers and sun-avoidance may help. Having not seen your skin, however, i can't be sure about your diagnosis and more serious conditions can mimic - consult a board-certified dermatologist if in doubt. ...Read more
I have symptoms of appendicitis. I was about to put a heat pad on the site of my pain, but my boy friend told me that could be dangerous. Is he right?
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