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Yes if long use...: Heat pack has been recommended by some to temporarily ease the topical discomfort such as after scrotal surgery. Its short-term use poses no proven harm to testes; in long-term use, it can be like working in hot environment has been blamed for male infertility with poor sperm quality. So, its short use is ok, but of course, don't let heat burn the skin but just within tolerable warmness. ...Read more
Re the issue of ice pack vs heat pack for someone with costochrondritis?Tried a heat pack - disappointed, ice pack seems better, what does each offer?
Ice..,: costochondritis is often helped w/ NSAIDs ( Ibuprofen , for example) and ice packs or ice massage to the affected rib, especially when symptoms are of recent origin or after exercise . Ice 'vasoconstricts' ( decreases size of blood vessels ) and thus often improves the swelling associated w/ costochondritis. Additionally it may help to 'numb' the affected area and lessen the pain . Best of Luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Inflammaton: Occeasionally the muscles become inflamed.Get a more detailed answer ›
Often heat, but...: If you've acutely injured your back (strain, contusion/bruise, etc) then cold compresses for the first few days will probably help. If this is a chronic recurrent problem, pain related to muscle spasm and tension then often a heating pad, warm showers, massage can be helpful. Don't forget proper posture, gentle stretching and core strengthening as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi, can sunlight heat damage the embryo if the abdomen will get very hot for one hour like heat pack?
Is it ok to use a heat pack on your back after embryo transfer. Am worried as I did last night as I was cold.
Pain is upper and lower abdomen. Tender to touch. Feels like barbed wire inside. Heat pack calms some pain. What could it be? I am 26 and female
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