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Dr. Philip Miller
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Blistering (Definition)

A blister is a collection of fluid under the epidermis. A blistering rash is one in which ...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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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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Is using a heating pad bad for your muscles?

Is using a heating pad bad for your muscles?

No: Heat can be very soothing for muscles, but if it is too hot, or if you have decreased sensation, a burn can develop and this is dangerous. ...Read more

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Is it safe to put a heating pad on an inflamed appendix?

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

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Is heating pad good for pain in lower left abdomen women?

Is heating pad good for pain in lower left abdomen women?

Yes, if...: If it helps decrease the discomfort. But if this is chronic, you need a diagnosis. Could be many things, including diverticulitis. ...Read more

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Can you use a heating pad while wearing a holter monitor?

Can you use a heating pad while wearing a holter monitor?

Yes: Holter monitoring is going to check for arrhythmias and heating pads will not interfere. ...Read more

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Are there any dangers to sleeping on a heating pad every night?

Are there any dangers to sleeping on a heating pad every night?

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

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Why can applying a heating pad above an inflamed appendix cause the appendix to rupture?

Does it?: Never heard that before. Don't think it can cause appendiceal rupture which is related to pressure and compromised blood supply. ...Read more

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Is using an ice wrap and a heating pad instead of cold and hot water for hydrotherapy okay?

Is using an ice wrap and a heating pad instead of cold and hot water for hydrotherapy okay?

Hydrotherapy: Surely. Just make sure that the temperature of the ice wrap is not too cold to cause hypothermia on area it's applied on. ...Read more

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Can using an electric heating pad dry my muscles out? Or in some way be damaging to the muscles?

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

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I use my heating pad a lot. ;all day when I study on full heat but now my back is sore and really hurts!! what should I do?

What is the cause?: We first need to know what is causing you back pain. Have you tried to take an analgesic or antiinflammatory over the counter? I would recommend using the heating pad for no more than 20 minutes 2-3 times a day. ...Read more

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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

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

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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

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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?

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

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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 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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Heating Pad (Definition)

Heat can ease muscle pain. Be careful not to overheat ...Read more