great two in one therapy. I like that it is flexible even place in freezer for hours. great 5 stars.
Equate Reusable Hot or Cold Compress, 1 Ct
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The Equate Reusable Hot or Cold 1 Compress is designed to provide comforting cold or hot therapy in an effective reusable system. It's like getting two products in one convenient package. The reusable compress remains flexible when frozen and is safe for microwave use, offering easy, moldable cold or hot therapy almost immediately. No towel is required, as you can apply it directly to your skin. Use cold therapy for fast relief of pain, swelling, bumps, bruises, headaches, insect bites and toothaches. It safely and naturally helps to relieve those symptoms. Since it's flexible even when frozen, you can adjust it for comfort. Use hot therapy for soothing relief of sore and stiff joints, muscles aches and pain along with muscle tension and cramps. Just place the hot or cold compress in the microwave or freezer to get it to your desired temperature.Equate Reusable Hot or Cold Compress:
- Relieves pain and swelling
- Flexible when frozen
- Straight to skin - no towel required
- Reusable compress
- For hot therapy, simply heat in microwave for 45 seconds, knead and apply to affected area (store at room temperature for future hot therapy use)
- For cold therapy, simply place in freezer for at least 1 hour, then apply to affected area; make sure to monitor skin during application to avoid frostbite (store in freezer for future cold therapy use)
Cold And heat affect individuals differently; let your comfort level be your guide. Individuals should not use compress before consulting a physician, if circulatory problems are suspected or known. Do not apply excessive weight to compress by sitting or leaning on compress, as compress may burst or leak. For external use only. Keep out of reach of children. If used on children, monitor closely And do not leave unattended. If swelling And/or pain persists, please consult your physician. If contents come in contact with eyes, flush with water. If contents are swallowed, drink several glasses of water And contact a physician or local poison control center. Discard if compress is punctured or leaking.
Instructions: Instructions for Cold Therapy. 1. Place gel compress in your freezer for at least 1 hour. 2. Remove compress from freezer and test compress temperature for personal comfort level. 3. When temperature is acceptable, apply to the affected area. *Note: As freezer temperatures vary, monitor the skin periodically during application to avoid frostbite. Cold affects individuals differently, always let comfort be your guide. 4. Store in freezer for future cold therapy use. Instructions for Hot Therapy. 1. Gel compress must be at room temperature before microwave use. 2. Lay gel compress flat in microwave. Heat at full power for 45 seconds. 3. Remove from microwave and check for desired temperature. (Temperature will continue to rise slightly). 4. If additional heat is desired, return to microwave and heat for a maximum 10 seconds. Watch gel compress while heating, as excessive heating may cause gel compress to rupture and leak. 5. Knead and apply to affected area. 6. If compress feels uncomfortably hot, remove and re-apply when temperature feels acceptable. 7. If re-heating is required, follow steps 1 to 6 again. 8. Store at room temperature for future hot therapy use. CAUTION. Heat and cold affects individuals differently, let your comfort level be your guide. Individuals should not use compress before consulting a physician if circulatory problems are suspected or known. Compress should not be used for longer than 25 minutes. Do not apply excessive weight to compress by sitting or leaning on compress, as compress may burst or leak. Do not apply directly to open wound. Do not use this product with any topical pain relievers or ointments. For external use only. Keep out of reach of children. If used on children, elderly or incapacitated person, monitor closely and do not leave unattended. If swelling and/or pain persists, please consult your physician. If contents come in contact with eyes, flush with water. If contents are swallowed, drink several glasses of water and contact a physician or local Poison Control Center. Discard if compress is punctured or leaking. DO NOT RE-HEAT COMPRESS MORE THAN TWICE IN 1 HOUR. Excessive heating may cause compress to rupture or leak, and may cause burns.
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2.50 x 3.00 x 5.75 Inches
Equate Reusable compress - FANTASTIC product!
I wanted a heating product that would offer sustained heat without an electric cord &without the mess of filling a hot water bottle which wouldn't stay hot for long anyway. I had already tried the Handwarmer products (the kind you shake to activate), and those are great too, but I am soooo happy I came across this wonderful alternative in the pharmacy area of the Walmart. You pop it in the microwave for 1 minute and it provides glorious heat for a really long time-- I'd say close to 1.5 hrs good heat and still a little warm after that (it diminishes over time)and you can reheat it as long as you don't reheat it more than once within an hour. Great value (only about $3)! Its a nice size too (8.5 x 6.25 inches) & since it is a nice soft gel inside the cloth exterior, its very comfortable to use and hold next to you. My dad gets cold easily and he LOVES it to warm himself up under a blanket. I originally bought it for him as a heating pad for a muscle problem he was having, but now he uses it just to stay toasty warm too, and then I tried it and liked it so much that I bought 2 of them for each of us. It also can be used as a cold compress--which is wonderful versatility, but I haven't had a chance to try that feature yet.
I purchased one of these little miracles 2 + years ago and I'm still using it! Even alternating between hot and cold. A few months ago I was in a terrible accident that left those forever aches and pains. I am purchasing more since I have several affected areas now. I was afraid they would no longer be available... YAY!!!!
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