& Precautions

Warnings for use of ThermaCare® heat pads and wraps?

DO NOT microwave or attempt to reheat this product to avoid risk of fire. This product has the potential to cause skin irritation or burns. Heat discs contain iron (~2 grams) which can be harmful if ingested. If ingested, rinse mouth with water and call a Poison Control Center right away. If the heat disc contents contact your skin or eyes, rinse right away with water.

DO NOT use:

  • on broken or damaged skin.
  • with medicated lotions, cream, or ointments.
  • on areas of bruising or swelling that have occurred within 48 hours.
  • on people unable to remove the product, including children and infants.
  • on areas of the body where the heat that cannot be felt.
  • with other forms of heat.

Ask a doctor before use if you have diabetes, poor circulation, rheumatoid arthritis or are pregnant.

When using this product:
It is normal to experience temporary skin redness after removing the wrap. If your skin is still red after a few hours, stop using ThermaCare until the redness goes away completely.

To reduce the risk of prolonged redness in the future, we recommend you:

  • wear for a shorter period of time.
  • wear looser clothing over wrap.
  • wear over a thin layer of clothing.

Periodically check your skin:

  • if your skin is sensitive to heat.
  • if your tolerance to heat has decreased over the years.
  • when wearing a tight fitting belt or waistband.

Consider wearing during the day before deciding to use during sleep.

Stop use and ask a doctor if:

  • after 7 days of product use the pain you are treating gets worse or remains unchanged. This could be a sign of a more serious condition.
  • you experience any discomfort, swelling, rash or other changes in your skin that persist where the wrap is worn.

Keep out of reach of children and pets.

For maximum effectiveness, we recommend you wear ThermaCare® for 8 hours.

DO NOT use for more than 8 hours in any 24 hour period.

If you are over 55:
The risk of burns increases with age. Therefore, ThermaCare® for lumbar spine to lower back and hip should be used over a thin layer of clothing and must not be used while you sleep. The skin where the product is located should be checked frequently. If irritation or signs of burns occur, the product should be removed immediately.

With age, physical experiences can be reduced or changed. These changes can occur because blood flow to the nerve endings, spinal cord, or brain is reduced. The spinal cord transmits nerve signals and the brain interprets these signals. Therefore, the risk of heat-related injuries increases with age. Some people are at risk of prolonged redness of the skin or burns.

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