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masschaos
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   Posted 4/25/2012 6:02 PM (GMT -6)   
I was wondering if anyone can tell me the long term effects of sitting on a heating pad. I sit with mine between me and the back of my chair.
Any information would be greatly appreciated.

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masschaos
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   Posted 4/25/2012 6:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Ok, so I googled this and found at least one thing it does cause: erythema ab inge or, red from fire. Basicly skin toasting that leads to discoloration.

Are there other concerns?

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ak angel
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   Posted 4/26/2012 2:03 AM (GMT -6)   
The newer heating pads are much more safer then the old ones. I use to get burned on my old one. I would fall asleep with it and wake up with a blister on my back. The new ones shutoff automatically after so long. I bought a very large one, but I was first frustrated at first because it shutoff so quick. But now I know it's for people like me that doesnt follow the rules very well. Hopefully your not diabetic. They can be dangerious for diabetics.

masschaos
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   Posted 4/26/2012 4:53 PM (GMT -6)   
ak angel,
Thanks so much for your reply. I do have a newer, oversized heating pad that shuts off automaticly. However, I just switch it right back on.  nono  I have it on most of the day. My husband keeps mentioning how my back looks from the discoloration. I know it can't be a good thing to do, but it helps so much with my back pain. Thankfully, I am not diabetic.
 
I was really just wondering if it might cook your insides or other kinds of things. Could the electrical currents cause problems? I need to do more research.
 
Thanks again angel!!!!
 
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luv2ride
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   Posted 4/26/2012 8:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Don't worry too much about it... I have discoloration on my belly from long term heating pad use... it mostly shows up when I've been in the shower. My mom has burns on her back from using one too much which ended up in raw skin. Be careful. The one I like is the microwaveable therabeads type but it's easy to overheat it.

ak angel
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   Posted 4/26/2012 9:35 PM (GMT -6)   
In that case my insides are probably cooked! Lol I am like you if I could wear it 24 hrs. I probably would. Remember the high for my state on a good day is 65 in the summer. Lol
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