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Doctor insights on: Gel Heat Pads

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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?

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?

You simply sweat mor: If you sweat enough to be dehydrated you weigh less with the same amount of fat. There is no selective loss of fat except by liposuction. Diet and exercise make you slimmer. This is worthwhile in every way. ...Read more

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When do they use traction for cervical spondylosis? Using flexeril, (cyclobenzaprine hcl) trigger pt injectns, ultram, diclofenac gel, lidocaine gel, moist heat.

When do they use traction for cervical spondylosis? Using flexeril, (cyclobenzaprine hcl) 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 more

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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?

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?

Swelling/filler: Swelling after injections is not unheard off. Follow your injectors post procedure instructions which may include using a cool compress. ...Read more

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Do heating pads work well for fibromyalgia?

Do heating pads work well for fibromyalgia?

Probably: ? heating pad help for fibromyalgia (FM) pain. Painful muscle spasms occur with FM and heat application would likely help. Some sufferers apply cannabis lotion after the heat & then massage these spastic muscle regions; they have reported benefits. The topical cannabis would not cause any significant blood levels or a "high" feeling. ...Read more

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Can a heating pad be used for mettorrphagia?

Can a heating pad be used for mettorrphagia?

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

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What exactly is a heating pad and kind to use?

What exactly is a heating pad and kind to use?

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 choosing one with a washable fabric cover and at least three heat settings would be best. Most drug stores sell them. ...Read more

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Is heat in pad or any form of heat good for gout?

Is heat in pad or any form of heat good for gout?

Heat for gout.: Heat applied locally to an area affected by acute gout can help relieve some of the discomfort, yes. ...Read more

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What would you do if you have a netlike rach but you don't use heating pad or anything? What could it be

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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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?

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 more

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How long to use heat pad?

How long to use heat pad?

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

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Can heating pads help sciatic pain?

Can heating pads help sciatic pain?

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 your doctor to find out the cause and to give you proper treatment. ...Read more

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Can heating pads cause harm to a developing fetus?

Can heating pads cause harm to a developing fetus?

Yes: High temperatures can cause injury to the fetus so , heating pads to the abdominal area, hot tubs, electric blankets....Are not recommended. ...Read more

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What would be the effect of heating pad to the fetus?

What would be the effect of heating pad to the fetus?

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 immersions throughout pregnancy! ...Read more

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How much time should I put a heating pad on my shoulder?

How much time should I put a heating pad on my shoulder?

20 minutes: In generally heating or icing a shoulder is done for 20 minutes out of an hour. It is important to ensure the heating pad is not left on too long as they can burn the skin particularly in the elderly. Most people find that icing the shoulder is a better pain reliever than heat. ...Read more

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Would it be recommended to to sleep with a heating pad at night?

NO: Do not ever sleep with an electric heating pad on. You could burn your skin, cause a fire, or become entangled in the cord, possible strangulation. Never fall asleep with the heating pad. ...Read more