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I use a heating pad to increase circulation. Will this increase my breast size and if so how long will it take?

I use a heating pad to increase circulation. Will this increase my breast size and if so how long will it take?

No: Heating tissue may cause some dilation of the blood vessels and swelling but it is only temporary. There is no safe non-surgical way of augmenting your breasts. ...Read more

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I have red spots on on my breast after using heating pad. They are pretty minor one big reddish-purplish spot. Is there anything I can do?

I have red spots on on my breast after using heating pad. They are pretty minor one big reddish-purplish spot. Is there anything I can do?

Ref spots: Keep area clean and cool and spots will resolve within 48 hr if you did not burn skin. Consult with us to determine if you need further evaluation. ...Read more

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I think erythema ab igne appeared on breast after using heating pad on chest but went away. Does this mean I can't use heat on my chest any more?

I think erythema ab igne appeared on breast after using heating pad on chest but went away. Does this mean I can't use heat on my chest any more?

Not for long.: Using heating pads too long and too often can cause chronic skin changes, including darkening of skin in a reticulated (mottled) pattern for anyone. Use heating pads for 30 minutes at a time max, and wait at least an hour before using it again. ...Read more

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I have had an achy and burning pain in my left shoulder blade, underarm, and breast area for four days. No relief w/ ice or heat. Any ideas?

I have had an achy and burning pain in my left shoulder blade, underarm, and breast area for four days. No relief w/ ice or heat. Any ideas?

Lt Blade UArm Breast: Any cardiac history? Do you take blood pressure meds? Any shortness of breath? Diabetic? Need to make sure no cardiac source is involved with your symptoms before stating that this is something musculoskeletal in nature (to your shoulder girdle). If musculosskeletal in nature and no allergies to either of these, then Toradol (5 days) OR Medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pack (7 days) could knock out your symptoms. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat burn from a heating pad?

What is the best way to treat burn from a heating pad?

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

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I have a burn I got from a heating pad and ive been taking care of it keeping it clean and putting antibacterial cream and bandanges on it but it got?

I have a burn I got from a heating pad and ive been taking care of it keeping it clean and putting antibacterial cream and bandanges on it but it got?

DETAILS????: How large a burn? Exactly where? Blisters? Pain? Duration? Which "antibacterial" cream? If you have bacitracin, neosporin, or triple antibiotic THROW IT AWAY!! These are useless and a common cause of allergic reactions. In general, mild burns respond to cool water and lubrication with vaseline or Aquaphor. ...Read more

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Can you place a heating pad on a staph infection sore to stop the burning?

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Can you place a heating pad on a staph infection sore to stop the burning?

Probably not: Infections tend to make the areas hyperesthetic - the burning sensation may intensify with heat. However, if the heating pad (with moderate, not scalding heat) makes you feel better, there shouldn't be harm associated with it. It won't treat the actual infection, however. ...Read more

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Last 4 weeks had chronic pain under left shoulder blade & down arm & tingling fingers & sore left breast. Heating pad helps. Can this be lung cancer?

Last 4 weeks had chronic pain under left shoulder blade & down arm & tingling fingers & sore left breast. Heating pad helps. Can this be lung cancer?

Pinched nerve: The pain that you describe is more likely from a herniated disc or stenosis of the cervical spine (arthritis) than lung cancer. An MRI of the cervical spine and brachial plexus will determine if this is a spine problem or a cancer problem. See a spine specialist to determine the cause of the pain and to begin a treatment plan. ...Read more

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F/23 burning sensation in upper chest, radiating heat. Worse when at rest. Skin on chest very sensitive/irritated, no rash. Has lasted on/off ~5days?

F/23 burning sensation in upper chest, radiating heat. Worse when at rest. Skin on chest very sensitive/irritated, no rash. Has lasted on/off ~5days?

Anxiety vs....: Something! It is often hard to understand how feeling stress or anxious could cause skin symptoms such as these, but in a young person your age, that is the most likely cause. HOWEVER, the significant disease causes of this are in the connective tissue disease realm: lupus, scleroderma, dematomyositis, cryoglobulinemia, rheumatoid arthritis. Reduce stress, observe, see doc in 2 weeks if persists ...Read more

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Why do I feel slight burning sensations and itching at legs, chest and head when they are exposed to sun, heat or sweat or when I'm anxious?

Why do I feel slight burning sensations and itching at legs, chest and head when they are exposed to sun, heat or sweat or when I'm anxious?

See a dr.: You may have sensitivity to heat or sunlight that is exacerbated by anxiety or stress. Try to wear a hat and sunscreen when you are outdoors and stay well-hydrated. Make sure you see a physician to get assessed for any other causes of your symptoms. You may have neuropathy to do other reasons. ...Read more

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Heat rash was itchy but now feels like it burns on fold of skin between chest and stomach, how long does it take to heal and anyway to speed it up?

Heat rash was itchy but now feels like it burns on fold of skin between chest and stomach, how long does it take to heal and anyway to speed it up?

A week: It can take several days to a week for a mild skin rash to heal. If you have an extensive area of involvement or a more serious rash it could be a bit longer. Moisturizing lotions and keeping the area cool and free of friction ot rubbing may help. ...Read more

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What does burning and pain in right breast mean?

? Mastitis?: Might be a clogged duct leading to infection. If warm wash cloth to area does not help reduce discomfort and improve pain after couple of applications, then you should see your dr / gyn for check to be sure you do not need antibiotics. ...Read more

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My breast hurt they feel like they are burning what is wrong?

My breast hurt they feel like they are burning what is wrong?

Hormones: Breast pain on both sides, which may feel like burning, is usually due to high hormone levels. This often happens before periods and may be exacerbated during perimenopause, pregnancy, or due to increased caffeine, birth control pills, or other hormone treatments. Breast cancer rarely causes breast pain, but if pain persists more than 2 weeks, you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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What causes a burning sensation under the breast?

What causes a burning sensation under the breast?

Burning sensation: Usually there is no definite abnormality of the breast itself to account for a burning sensation. Check to make sure you have no skin irritation under the breast. If the sensation persists, a mammogram and breast ultrasound can be performed. ...Read more

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What should someone do to burn breast fat for women?

What should someone do to burn breast fat for women?

With rest of fat: Regional weight loss is a fallacy. It doesn't work. You need to restrict calories with a good aerobic excercize program. ...Read more

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I have breast pain that burns what is this associated with?

Need more info: Your symptoms are not specific to any diagnosis but it is a concerning symptom that must be investigated. You could be having anything from cancer to an infection. It is imperative that you see your OB/GYN NOW. ...Read more

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Can hydroxycut burn breast fat?

Well..: If you lose weight in general, a certain % will be breast fat but the actual amount can't be predicted. ...Read more

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Why does my arm, back and breast burns?

Why does my arm, back and breast burns?

Nerve pain: Burning pain is classically nerve pain. In your arm, back, and breast it can be due to a problem on your neck or shoulder. See your PCP or a neurologist to have it checked out. Hope you feel better fast. ...Read more

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What is flaky burning blood spots on a breast?

What is flaky burning blood spots on a breast?

Flaking skin: Your condition could be seborrheic dermatitis or eczema. Could the blood spots have appeared after rubbing on the itchy part? To confirm the diagnosis, please consult your physician or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Could it happen that a burning pain on my upper breast mean could it happen thatcer?

Could it happen that a burning pain on my upper breast mean could it happen thatcer?

Need MD Evaluation: Sorting out different causes of breast pain starts with determining if the pain is coming from the breast tissue or the chest wall. Favoring the former includes variation w/menstrual cycle; favoring the latter is relation to activity and post-menopausal state. Regardless, while cancers often are painless, they can hurt. I recommend that you see your gyne or primary care dr. To help sort thru this. ...Read more

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Hi I'm 21dpo and I'm experiencing a burning/itchiness sensation in my breasts. Should I be concerned? Pregnancy has not be confirmed yet.

Probably normal: If you had unprotected sex and are attempting to get pregnant, nipple sensations (tenderness, burning, or even itchiness) can be early symptoms of pregnancy. In any case, since you have missed your period, please get a pregnancy test! ...Read more

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What's that burning bruised feeling in my left side of my breast?

What's that burning bruised feeling in my left side of my breast?

Breast Burning/ Pain: Breast pain can be a symptom of a serious condition such as breast cancer. You should seek medical attention for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more