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Safe Heating Pad
I am having a lot of pain caused by hydronephrosis that was dxed yesterday on ct. Waiting on a referal to be finalized for urology. Is it safe to use a heating pad w/ hydronephrosis?
Yes: Should not be a problem. These contain menthol and a salicylate and should not harm your fetus, but might check with your obstetrician for their take on this issue. Have a great baby. ...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?
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
Yes - carefully: There's no real danger to the baby. The heating pad isn't likely to affect the temp inside your body (your 'core' temp) much. The danger is to yourself if you lie on the pad or overuse it to the point of burning your skin. (it happens!) a better alternative might be to get a good osteopathic hands-on exam. I've treated many back problems for pregnant women - even taught hubbies to do so at home. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm 29 weeks pregnant & have been having a lot of back pain at night, is it safe to use a heating pad on my lower back?
Yes: Local application of heat/cold to such areas should have no real impact. You should refrain from utilizing/applying such remedies directly on the abdomen/pelvic area. ...Read more
Is it safe to put a heating pad on an inflamed stomach? I am talking about my organ, not my abdomen.
Is it safe to use a heating pad on mid and lower back when in second and third trimester of pregnancy?
I sleep with a heating pad every night because of my IBS, it helps. I have it on for 2 hours at a time and don't get burned. Is this safe?
Be careful: You said it yourself, what we would worry most about, causing a burn. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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