moist heat


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moist heat

Etymology: OFr, moiste + AS, haetu
the use of hot water, towels soaked in hot water, aquathermia pads, hot water bottles, or hot water vapors to reduce inflammation and pain, stimulate circulation, and/or relieve symptoms as directed by a physician. Hot towels should be wrung out to remove surplus moisture and should not be too hot to be held in the hands of the person applying moist heat.

moist heat

Heat that has moisture content. It may be applied as hot bath pack, hot wet pack, hot foot bath, or vapor bath. The patient should be observed for dizziness, headache, or weakness.
See also: heat
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Properly applied, moist heat is fully recognized today as a clinically proven analgesic modality.
Microwave moist heat is preferable to dry heat because it is effective at lower and safer temperatures, reducing risk of burns, Burkart says.
Bruder points out that physicians and physical therapists recommend moist heat therapy because it penetrates the skin at lower temperatures and more quickly.
Our products deliver moist heat therapy and analgesia.
SCOPE OPHTHALMICS launched Tranquileyes moist heat therapy products for dry eye disease during its debut at 100% Optical.
of the ThermiPaq brand, which uses a blend of all-natural, ceramic clay and nontoxic oils to create a thermal transfer source that can provide heat, moist heat or cold compression therapy to injured body parts.
Bruder's line of Thermalon moist heat and cold therapy products offer safe and effective drug-free relief for chronic and acute pain sufferers, she says.
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Davtyan suggests applying moist heat and/or massaging tense neck and shoulder muscles, as well as utilizing relaxation and deep-breathing exercises, getting adequate sleep, and engaging in regular physical exercise to reduce the pain and prevent recurrence of a tension headache.
Heat treatment is a common method that can be performed in a number of ways, including moist heat treatment of feed, using an autoclave with a positive relationship between steam pressure and temperature (Van der Poel et al.
Bruder Healthcare's washable, reusable microwave-activated moist heat wrap is ready in just a minute but delivers deep, penetrating pain relief that lasts for hours.