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hot compress

Naturopathy
A locally applied cloth imbibed with hot water, which is analgesic, antispasmodic, sedative and vasodilatory.

hot com·press

(hot kom'pres)
A pad of flannel or gauze wrung out of hot water or physiologic saline and firmly applied to a body surface to promote local pain relief, muscular relaxation, or pointing of an abscess.

hot compress

A soft, absorbent cloth folded into several layers, dipped in hot water 107° to 115°F (41.7° to 46.1°C), barely wrung out, and placed on the part to be treated. It is covered with a piece of cloth.
See also: compress
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In this research, the influence of hydrothermal treatment in steam and hot compressed water at 100[degrees]C and 140[degrees]C on selected physical properties and drying behavior of yellow-poplar was evaluated.
Doctors say the best treatment is to apply hot compresses for 10 minutes several times a day.
My parents gave me hot compresses, cold compresses, massages--nothing helped.
-using fire: heating her yoni, going into sunshine/darkness or turning on/off lights, giving warm drinks or foods, hot water bottle, hot compresses, vigorous movement and massage
Applying hot compresses for 10-15 minutes several times daily will hasten pointing and drainage.
In mild cases, hot compresses applied several times daily are sufficient to permit resolution of the lesion.
AirForce emits hot compressed air through a slot nozzle directly onto the reactive layer of commonly available laser edging to acti-vate that layer and bond to the substrate, Biesse says.
Eyelid scrubbing with Johnson's Baby Shampoo and hot compresses help people with posterior blepharitis, a dysfunction of the meibomian glands that line the eyelid margins.
She used muscle relaxing oils and hot compresses to treat Comet's fear while medicines healed his infected wound.
Apply a hot water bottle or hot compresses, gently start moving your neck and see your doctor in four days if it hasn't got better.
The classic cult Cleanser - a wax-based cleanser (that smells like Christmas pudding ) which is massaged on to dry skin, then steamed with hot compresses using a muslin cloth - has won many awards over the years and has been hailed as "probably the best cleanser in the world" by Vogue magazine.