application of heat

application of heat

Placing an object, warmed above body temperature, on a body part to increase blood flow or provide relief of pain.


Do not apply heat should to extremities with reduced blood supply, which could be the case in most forms of arteriosclerosis or advanced diabetes. Do not use electric heating devices next to moist dressings.

Dry or moist heat sources may be used. Dry applications include hot water bottles, radiant heat, electric pads, and microwavable fabric heat pads filled with uncooked rice, wheat, feed corn, buckwheat hulls, barley, beans, flax seed, or other similar dry materials. Moist heat is considered more penetrating than dry heat, but this is due more to the fact that water-soaked materials lose heat slower than dry ones. The application should be at approx. 120°F (48.9°C). Compresses may be kept warm by keeping hot water bottles at the proper temperature next to them. Devices that force hot water at a selected temperature through soft flexible tubing surrounding a part are available. These may be used to heat wet or dry compresses.

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