Deep heat

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  1. JessiHD

    JessiHD Mummy to Joshua :)

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    Does anyone know if its ok to use Deep Heat? I've got an ache in my shoulder and would rather not take painkillers.
     
  2. mrsneish2b

    mrsneish2b Well-Known Member

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    I just asked my oh the same question my shoulder hurts alot and the can says consult doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding :( so ive got a hot water bottle balanced on my shoulder :) that may help you if you have one, even tho i look silly hehe x
     
  3. honeygrl

    honeygrl Well-Known Member

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    It's fine as long as you don't put it on your belly. The only time heat is a problem is if you let your internal body temp rise. Your shoulder is so far away from your belly, it won't hurt anything at all. You can also take acetaminophen for the pain. (i think you guys may call it paracetamol?)
     
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    honeygrl Well-Known Member

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    Also, I'm assuming "deep heat" just means a heating pad and not one of those patches that uses chemicals to heat it up... I would ask a pharmacist before using those patch things for back aches.
     
  5. JessiHD

    JessiHD Mummy to Joshua :)

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    Its a heat cream...
     
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    honeygrl Well-Known Member

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    I would stay away from any kind of creams until you ask a doctor or pharmacist. The chemicals do absorb into your skin and there are definitely some types of creams that are unsafe. Stick with heating pad or hot water bottle until you can ask your doc. If you don't have a heat pad or water bottle, take a ziploc bag,fill it with hot water and wrap it in a rag or towel. You can also take a sock, fill it with dry rice and heat it in the microwave. That works wonderfully!!
     
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    JessiHD Mummy to Joshua :)

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    Ok, I'll just ask at my booking appointment on Thurs. Just wondered if anyone had asked the doctor recently.
     

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