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Is it safe to put a heating pad on an inflamed appendix?

Warming up appendix: If you have inflamed appendix, it is best that you see a surgeon for removal or risk suffering disastrous consequences. ...Read more

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Heating Pad (Definition)

Heat can ease muscle pain. Be careful not to overheat ...Read more


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Is it safe to use a heating pad on an inflamed spleen?

Is it safe to use a heating pad on an inflamed spleen?

Generally yes: Never on high heat! Or while sleeping!
one can get burned.
If it is comfortable it is unlikely to be harmful anywhere.
(except diabetic, or neuropathic feet where real damage can occur since the feeling is diminished or absent). ...Read more

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Is it safe to use a heating pad on an inflamed stomach?

Is it safe to use a heating pad on an inflamed stomach?

Generally yes: Never on high heat! Or while sleeping!
one can get burned.
If it is comfortable it is unlikely to be harmful anywhere.
(except diabetic, or neuropathic feet where real damage can occur since the feeling is diminished or absent). ...Read more

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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?

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?

No problem: While it won't cause any problems, heat is not likely to help hydronephrosis. It is very important to find the cause. Ureteral stone would be high on the list. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use heating pad or salonpas on my stiff neck while I'm 8wks pregnant?

Is it safe to use heating pad or salonpas on my stiff neck while I'm 8wks pregnant?

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

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Is it safe to use a heating pad while pregnant?

Is it safe to use a heating pad while pregnant?

Be careful: It's safe so long as you use it on it's low setting and not place the pad over your abdomen. Babies are sensitive to heat. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use a heating pad on lower back, during any part of pregnancy? Txs!

Is it safe to use a heating pad on lower back, during any part of pregnancy? Txs!

Yes!: A heating pad to your back is unlikely to raise your internal temperature enough to cause a problem (the way a hot tub or sauna can). Many patients will use a heating pad or hot pack for back pain in the second or third trimester. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use a heating pad for back pain during pregnancy?

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 more

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Is it safe to put a heating pad on your pregnant stomach?

Is it safe to put a heating pad on your pregnant stomach?

Yes: It is safe to use a heating pad during pregnancy, even on your stomach. ...Read more

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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

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Is it safe to use a heating pad on mid and lower back when in second and third trimester of pregnancy?

Is it safe to use a heating pad on mid and lower back when in second and third trimester of pregnancy?

OMG yes: Yes this is a great idea I used it throughout my pregnancy no possible harm so long is not lying on the abdomen. ...Read more

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Can a heating pad be used for mettorrphagia?

Can a heating pad be used for mettorrphagia?

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 more

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What exactly is a heating pad and kind to use?

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

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What would you do if you have a netlike rach but you don't use heating pad or anything? What could it be

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

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I've had this pain in my back in between my shoulders off in on for the past few weeks, I've laid on a heating pad and it dosent help what can I do?

I've had this pain in my back in between my shoulders off in on for the past few weeks, I've laid on a heating pad and it dosent help what can I do?

FIBROMYALGIA: THORACIC MPS/FIBROMYALGIA Ultrasound usually relieves pain by improving blood flow to tender muscles. If it flares symptoms you may have fibromyalgia or a herniated disc stay the T2-T6 levels. You need a full exam labs. X-ray of thoracic spine and potential MRI If symptoms persist or worsen. TRY TENS TX. Start a gluten free diet WholeApproach. Com and gutbliss. Com MEDS: LYRICA/SAVELLA/CYMBALTA. ...Read more

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It okay to use heating pad at 34 weeks

It okay to use heating pad at 34 weeks

Depends: It depends where you are using it. If you are using it on you back or leg or arm that is okay. Not on your abdomen. ...Read more

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What would be the effect of heating pad to the fetus?

Not a good idea.: Any type of prolonged heat application to the fetus is potentially teratogenic and neurotoxic - avoid heating pads, saunas, prolonged hot-tub immersions throughout pregnancy! ...Read more

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How much time should I put a heating pad on my shoulder?

How much time should I put a heating pad on my shoulder?

20 minutes: In generally heating or icing a shoulder is done for 20 minutes out of an hour. It is important to ensure the heating pad is not left on too long as they can burn the skin particularly in the elderly. Most people find that icing the shoulder is a better pain reliever than heat. ...Read more

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Would it be recommended to to sleep with a heating pad at night?

NO: Do not ever sleep with an electric heating pad on. You could burn your skin, cause a fire, or become entangled in the cord, possible strangulation. Never fall asleep with the heating pad. ...Read more

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I am diagnosed with cholecystitis. Can I use a heating pad to soothe the pain.?

I am diagnosed with cholecystitis. Can I use a heating pad to soothe the pain.?

Maybe: But internal pressure pains from gallstones causing irritation of the gallbladder may have limited relief from external heat. Can try ibuprofen. Avoid fried, fatty & greasy foods. See your doctor to get a referral to a general surgeon to discuss gallbladder surgery. ...Read more

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Is using a heating pad bad for your muscles?

No: Heat can be very soothing for muscles, but if it is too hot, or if you have decreased sensation, a burn can develop and this is dangerous. ...Read more

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Does heating pad help kidney pain?

NO: Heating pad usually help relax the muscles /ligaments which can improve pain. Sometimes muscles around kidney can go into spasm from kidney infection called pyelonephritis and in that case a heating pad may provide temporary relief. ...Read more

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