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Heating Pad On Chest
Yes: Moist heat is better. Make sure it is not too hot. ...Read more
I've been having nausea & stomach discomfort & I put a heating pad on my stomach & got relief could I leave the heating pad on my stomach overnight?
Heating pad burns: Leaving the heating pad on your stomach overnight is a bad idea, it could lead to burns. Be very careful with heating pads. 19 year old lady, with nausea and stomach discomfort. I have no medical or surgical history, medicines or allergies. Make sure you make an appointment with your primary care provider if your nausea and stomach comfort persist. ...Read more
Get checked for: Intestinal and urinary tract problems. Take care! ...Read more
Ask your IVF doc!: I am pretty sure there is no scientific data to answer your question conclusively - so ask your ivf center about this. I would not expect any effect on implantation likelihood if i were you, though. Make sure you are taking Folic Acid 1-5 mg daily, avoid stress/smoking/alcohol, maintain a positive attitude and good luck. ...Read more
Maybe: Heat is good for muscle tightness and spasm. Ice best for soreness and tenderness from inflammation. If it hurts to touch, ice it first, then put the heat on. Each one for only 15-20 min. Both can cause burns if used too long per session. Can repeat process several times/day. If the symptoms don't improve within a week, seek medical evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mid right of back pain. Feels like deep pressure & sharp pain- stabbing worsening when I breathe. Took Motrin & using Heating pad for 2 hrs now?
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
I'm 33 weeks pregnant- have lower back pain, is it safe to use heating pad on lower back on medium setting while i sleep?
Yes, briefly: On low and for less than an hour is likely to be helpful and not harmful to you or baby. Set a timer. ...Read more
Cause of right upper rib ache just outside armpit area going towards the back. Heating pad helps. Hurts more when i stretch . No injury . 43female
Taking diclofen for inflammation using hot & cold compresses on shoulder still in a lot of pain. Pain radiates from shoulder 2 shoulder blade & neck?
Bad shoulder bursitis. Heating pad, ice, ibuprofen or cortisone pills not working. Any exercises to help? Very bad pain, cannot sleep from the pain .
Tricky: The shoulder is an incredible joint. However, with injury, we try to stop moving it. Thus, it has a tendency to stiffen up and make movement painful. It is often difficult to judge if it is the injury or the lack of movement that is more painful. Talk to your doctor and therapist and they will direct you to either push through, or rest. ...Read more
Could I use an electric massager like relax&tone on my shoulders & back to relief my fibromayalgia pain.This machine produces vibrations.?
Yes: That should be fine.Get a more detailed answer ›
Having pain in the middle of my back on the left side been having the pain for 3 weeks, have tried pain reliever, heating pad, massage, hot bath
Left : Left sided back pain may be caused by back joint problems, pulled muscle and injured rib or vertebrae, sometimes other organ systems can cause the pain. I would recommend being checked by your primary care doctor. Physical therapy is usually the initial treatment. Patients who fail physical therapy may benefit from steroid injections, other interventional pain procedures or surgery depending on the specific problem. Good luck! ...Read more
Momentary pain in center breastbone area 5-7 times a day, triggered by lifting or arm exertion. Feels like pressing on a bruise on mid-center sternum.
Developed a heat-rash on belt line while traveling in HOT humid weather last week. Keeping it clean, dry, cool, with no improvement 3 days. Fungal?
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