Hot and Cold Compresses
Here you can find information about hot and cold compresses
What are hot and cold compresses?
Hot and cold compresses are pads filled with a special gel, which store heat or cold. They are excellent for cooling sports injuries such as bruises. There is also another type of cold compress the instant cold compress which can be used to cool a marked area simply by applying pressure. It is especially useful where the hot and cold compress cannot be used on trips for example.
Application of hot and cold compresses
When using hot and cold compresses, you should always put a cloth between the compress and the skin to avoid burns caused by heat or cold!
Use as a cold compress
Place the compress in the freezer for about 2 hours after that the compress can be used immediately. In order to have a compress ready for immediate use when needed always keep a compress in the freezer.
Use as a heat compress
Place the compress in water heated to about 80 °C and let it warm up for about 5 - 10 minutes. After that the compress is immediately ready for use.
Special features of the hot and cold compresses from Medicalcorner24®
The hot and cold compresses from Medicalcorner24® are microwave-suitable also they don't become rock-hard like other compresses when freezing but remain flexible. The compresses from Medicalcorner24® can also be easily thrown away in the normal domestic waste if they are damaged.
!!! Instructions for use !!!
The hot and cold compress may only be used for external treatment and for maximum 20 minutes. Between the applications you should have a break of at least 30 minutes. In case of sugar, heart or circulatory diseases a doctor should be consulted before using a hot and cold compress.
Of course, you can also find a wide selection of hot and cold compresses in our store.