ThermaCare® heat patches are suitable for the relief of muscular back and neck pain and muscular pain in arms, legs and shoulders in connection with overload, arthrosis, subsiding strains as well as for menstrual pain. Depending on the product, they can be used for localized pain as well as for larger painful areas.
ThermaCare® heat pads are easy to apply for long-lasting deep warmth and lasting effects. Because they are attached directly to the body, they can be worn comfortably and discreetly at work, at home, or on the go.
ThermaCare® heat pads and wraps do not contain any medicinal substances, but provide therapeutic deep warmth. They relieve pain naturally when used as directed.
How to use ThermaCare® heat pads correctly
Remove the ThermaCare® heat patch from the airtight package just before use and attach it directly to the painful area with the darker side, where the heat cells are more visible, using either the adhesive dots or the Velcro closure, depending on the product. If you have a tendency to skin irritations or. be very sensitive to heat, you can also wear a light garment between the support and the skin.
Do not apply ThermaCare® heat pads on top of medicated patches or other externally applied medications (e.g., medications for the treatment of pain). B. Pain creams, hydrocortisone ointments or antibiotic ointments). Before using ThermaCare® heat pads, also avoid lotions, moisturizers and body oils so that the adhesive dots hold better on the skin and there is no skin irritation.
If you have sensitive skin, check it several times during application. If you notice irritation or a burn, remove the heat pad immediately. Additional usage and safety instructions can be found on the packaging.
How long can I use thermacare® heat pads for??
ThermaCare® heat pads and wraps should ideally be used once per pad for 8 to 12 hours, depending on the product. For effective treatment and functioning, ThermaCare® heat patches should be left on the skin for at least three hours continuously.
Will it last longer than 8 or. Worn for 12 hours, the risk of skin irritation or burns increases. For longer-term relief of muscle pain or tension (several days beyond application), use ThermaCare® for at least two to three days, but never more than seven days in a row.
If you are younger than 55, you can use ThermaCare® in your sleep. Elderly persons should refrain from using it during sleep, as the skin becomes thinner with age and thus more susceptible to damage from heat or cold.
If the complaints do not improve after 7 days resp. even worsen, please seek medical advice to clarify the cause of the pain and find alternative treatment options.
How often can I use a ThermaCare® overlay??
Due to the technology used, each heat treatment can be applied only once . ThermaCare® works by oxidation: After opening the airtight package, the ingredients react with oxygen from the air and thus heat up by themselves. Once oxidation is complete after 8 to 12 hours (depending on the product), the product cannot be reactivated and should be properly disposed of in household waste.
Please do not heat ThermaCare® products in the microwave under any circumstances or in the oven, because the heat pad could catch fire!