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Doctor insights on: Is It Safe To Use A Hot Water Bottle While Pregnant

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Dr. Gregory Moneta
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If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more


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Back is really painful since car accident - over a year ago. Constant ache&in a lot of pain having to use a hot water bottle. What could it be?

Back is really painful since car accident - over a year ago. Constant ache&in a lot of pain having to use a hot water bottle. What could it be?

You need a diagnosis: If you continue to have a "lot of pain" a year after the accident, you need to see your dr about this and have an MRI of your back to see why it is hurting. From there, you may need to see a physical therapist or a neurosurgeon, depending on what the MRI shows. It is my opinion that you should not see a chiropractor about this, unless you know with certainty what the underlying problem is. ...Read more

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Can a gout attack last more than 6 weeks. Also is it normal that I need to soak my feet in very very hot water and use hot water bottle 2 relieve pain?

Can a gout attack last more than 6 weeks. Also is it normal that I need to soak my feet in very very hot water and use hot water bottle 2 relieve pain?

Maybe!: First, if you are under treatment and having pain so long, you need another opinion. The medications available should have ended your pain long ago. You must not be on a uric acid lowering drug alone, since it's sole use can prolongue or cause an attack. With the right comination of colchicine, an anti-inflammatory drug, and oral or injectable steroids, you should be better. Hot water helps. ...Read more

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I have left my hot water bottle on my stomach its left a heat bruise on my stomach what cream can i use to clear it up?

I have left my hot water bottle on my stomach   its left a heat bruise on my stomach what cream can i use to clear it up?

Like a burn.: When a hot water bottle or heating pad is left on the body surface for too long, it burns the skin. It should be treated like any other burn: OTC antibiotic ointment, oral pain medication such as tylenol or ibuprofen. An ice pack to the area can also help alleviate pain. ...Read more

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For cremaster muscle strain placing hot water bottle on groin good?My doc said 2 use ice packs b'coz hot can effect spermatogenesis.Used cold it hurts

For cremaster muscle strain placing hot water bottle on groin good?My doc said 2 use ice packs b'coz hot can effect spermatogenesis.Used cold it hurts

Differing Opinions: I am not sure why you would worry about a temporary diminishment of sperm production when you are hurting. Ice is good in an acute injury to diminish swelling. But, once swelling has occurred ice provides no benefit. Heat helps soften the muscle spasm and helps with some minor pain control. ...Read more

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Is it ok to put a hot water bottle on my back when im laying down?

Is it ok to put a hot water bottle on my back when im laying down?

Of course: If you are applying heat treatment to your back with a hot water bottle, lying on it will put the heat where you want it. Be mindful that the cap is screwed on tight so the bottle doesn't leak. ...Read more

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I have been suffering from an attack for 3 and a half hours now and been sick twice I have had pain killers and a hot water bottle with no relief what else can I do very painful?

I have been suffering from an attack for 3 and a half hours now and been sick twice I have had pain killers and a hot water bottle with no relief what else can I do very painful?

Get help.: If you are having chest pain or head pain that is different than usual, I'd recommend evaluation. If it is a situation that you have experienced before, adding deep, slow breathing and relaxing stimuli, like a quiet room or soft music, can help with pain. ...Read more

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Iv pain in my right Testical , all down my leg also. I have a hot water bottle in my groin it helps a little. What else could I do & what's wrong ?

Iv pain in my right Testical , all down my leg also. I have a hot water bottle in my groin it helps a little. What else could I do & what's wrong ?

Dr to examine testis: Testicle pain means a trip to the doctor right away because the testicle's blood supply can be twisted off (called torsion). When that happens, the testicle can die. Other causes of testicle pain include trauma, infection, twisting off an appendix of a testicle (a small lump next to a testicle), etc... Since one usually cannot tell if his testicle is twisted, an exam by the doctor is needed. ...Read more

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My joints always crack and are always stiff. No OTC pills help, just a hot water bottle & massages. I'm 19 but feel 90. Is this serious? Had it a year

My joints always crack and are always stiff. No OTC pills help, just a hot water bottle & massages. I'm 19 but feel 90. Is this serious? Had it a year

Polyarthralgias: Recommend evaluation for multiple joint pain. Rheumatologic lab testing may provide information needed to discover diagnosis after very comprehensive history and physical are done. Not enough information in your question to provide clear cut answer. ...Read more

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