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Heating pads burn

Monday, April 11, 2011

Last night as I was gettig ready for bed i felt something on my back. I reached back and I could feel something wet so I figured I had scratched myself. Well I sure did and it was a blister that I broke open and did it hurt. When I looked in mirror I saw a few more bubbles. Now where did those come from? Oh yeah the heating pad. My back has been bothering me and I fell asleep with the heating pad turned on.. It was on the lowest setting and now I've learned even on low you can get burned.
So let my experience be a lesson to you. DON'T FALL ASLEEP WITH THE HEATING PAD TURNED ON.
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    I recently purchased a 6 x 12 inch microwave pad with a strap that holds it to my frozen shoulder. It's not the gel type, it called a ThermaPaq. That way if I fall asleep it will just cool down. As we age we lose our sense of feeling and can burn ourselves without being aware. Ladies - be careful out there.

    Carol - hope you recover quickly.
    2619 days ago
    Hi Carol........
    I am so sorry to hear that you were burned and hope that you are feeling much better by now. I, too, use a heating pad and have often feared accidentally falling asleep with it on. I am going to invest in one that shuts itself off when I get my next one. At my age, I don't buy anything anymore that doesn't have automatic shut-off!!!
    Have a great weekend. It is CRAZY WINDY down here!!!!!
    2621 days ago
  • CAZ5346
    Thank you all for comments. We are going shopping today and I will get a new and safer heating pad.


    2623 days ago
  • JILL313
    Carol, I am so sorry that happened to you--and I'm sure they hurt, poor Dear! Thank you for the warning as I usually do turn it off before I fall asleep but I sure understand how that could happen. . .Like someone else said I've heard aloe is good for burns. . .Take good care of yourself and I hope you heal quickly.


    2623 days ago
  • SHERRY666
    Ouch!!............ That would hurt....... glad it was not any worse than that.... you might have to consider buying a new pad.....
    2624 days ago
    My goodness Carol. Put some aloe on those burns. It will help them heal faster.

    You should get a heating pad that shuts itself off after 20 minutes or so. I got mine because I am Diabetic and am neuropathic. It's definately worth the $20.00 I spent on it.

    Take care of yourself.

    2624 days ago
    Good gracious girl .... that's just awful ... I've always read that in the brochure and admit I have done it myself .... good thing I usually put a towel between me and the heating pad and haven't had a problem ...

    Hope you heal up fast ...

    2624 days ago
    OMG, Carol ... I did the exact same thing about 5 years ago. Before I retired from working at the newspaper I used the heating pad for a stiff neck (I used to call it "computer neck"). But my coworkers gave me an award: The DA of the Day Award (for DumbA**) because I couldn't sit back in my chair for days with the blisters I had. Believe me, you do have my empathy. Now knock it off and don't do that again! Be like me: find something else stupid to do! I never run out of stupid stuff to do! The trick is to make it something that isn't painful to you or people around you emoticon
    Now put a bandage on those things or they might get infected, and have a much better day tomorrow!

    2624 days ago
    Ouch! That sounds painful!
    2624 days ago
    That shouldn't happen - especially on the lower setting!!
    Take care of the weals - I hope they heal fast!!
    2624 days ago
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