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Heat Blister From Heating Pad
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
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
Yes. Moderation advised.
Yes: The heat can be soothing and can accelerate healing. ...Read more
Warming up appendix: If you have inflamed appendix, it is best that you see a surgeon for removal or risk suffering disastrous consequences. ...Read more
Yes: Holter monitoring is going to check for arrhythmias and heating pads will not interfere. ...Read more
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
Heat is good.: Not damaging to muscles unless heat is way too high (usually not allowed on us heating pads) or if left in place for too long. ...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
Can I get red splotchy rash from a heating pad? Slept on it with no cover on heating pad but I had a shirt on. Now red on my side
Yes: Prolonged use of a heating pad may cause a rash and possibly persistent pigmentation called erythema ab igne. Hot water bottles and heating pads should be used for no more than 20 minutes at a time to avoid damage to the skin and soft tissues. Caution is advised. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more
Feels like a Charlie horse at the top of my back near my neck everytime I try to bend my neck down im laying on a heating pad now but not helping?
Try ice/cold paks: If there are no neurological symptoms like weakness or numbness, this is likely muscle spasm. If it would not interfere with your other medications and you have no allergy, you could try an over the counter antiinflammatory like ibuprofen/motrin/advil/alleve and cold paks. If it fails to improve over 24 hours or you develop weakness/numbness, you should see an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more
Its been 4 days since my colonoscopy why does my anus still hurts. I can't sit or walk its so painful, I am constantly on heating pad its only help?
Rectal pain: There are a couple of possibilities. One could be irritation of your hemorrhoids and/or an anal fissure from the prep or scope itself. Warm tub soaks and over the counter anal cream with 1% Hydrocortisone up inside twice a day for 7 days should help. If that doesn't suffice or if it gets worse, see your doctor. ...Read more
After L5S1 and L4L5 spinal injections the nurse reminded me not to use a heating pad as it would disperse the meds. How long till I can use it again?
Please repost: Please repost and include the answer the selfsame nurse gave you when you asked her/him that question; or, if you did not ask the nurse that question either in person at the time or by telephone since, please state why not. ...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
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
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