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Microwavable and reusable. ACE Brand Hot & Cold Compress provides safe and effective hot or cold treatment as well as compression, which are frequently recommended by medical professionals. Cold therapy, immediately following the injury, helps to reduce swelling and relieve pain. Once swelling has subsided, the application of heat will help reduce pain and promote healing. Heat therapy is also ideal for muscle aches, stiffness, tension, cramps and arthritis. A soft outer pouch delivers hot or cold therapy comfortably and conveniently and eliminates the need for a towel or cover. Protection Level: Advanced: Provides moderate support.
PURPOSE: Hot/Cold CompressManufacturer:
(HOT): 1. Insert gel-pack into bandage pocket and lay flat in microwave. 2. Heat at full power (see schedule for heating requirements). 3. Remove from microwave and knead for one minute to distribute heat evenly (temperature will continue to rise slightly). 4. Check for desired temperature by holding bandage against inside of forearm. If too hot, allow to cool before applying. 5. Apply to desired area. Microwave Oven Heating Schedule: Wattage: 800, Heating Time: 40 seconds. Wattage: 1000, Heating Time: 35 seconds. Compress must be at room temperature prior to heating in microwave. (COLD): 1. For first time use, place flat in freezer for at least 2 hours with gel-pack inside bandage pocket. 2. Remove from freezer and apply to desired area. 3. Leave bandage in place for 25 minutes. 4. To immediately refreeze: return compress to freezer for 30 minutes. IMPORTANT: Please see gel-pack for detailed instructions.
People with nerve or circulatory problems should not use this product unless prescribed by a physician. Do not apply heat to broken and/or sensitive skin. Heat should not be used with external analgesic products. Do not apply compress without placing gel-pack inside bandage. Do not exceed heating time specified in heating schedule. Do not sit or lean on compress. Excessive heating or weight may cause gel-pack to rupture and leak. Excessive pressure may cause the compress to be too hot or too cold. Cold compress therapy should not be used by individuals with known or suspected circulation problems, unless under the direct supervision of a physician. If condition persists, consult physician. This Product Contains Natural Rubber Latex Which May Cause Allergic Reactions. If Any Skin Irritation Occurs, Discontinue Use and Consult Your Physician. BD Cares: This is not a substitute for medical advice. Always consult a medical professional for advice about treatment of injuries or irritation.