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Does A Heat Pad Help Neuropathy

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Peripheral Neuropathy

Magnets : A recent study found that socks containing magnets relieved diabetic neuropathy in most cases. However, they were less effective for foot pain due to other causes. Other Resources More information on PN is available from The NeuropathyAssociation at and in the book Numb Toes and Aching Soles: Coping With PeripheralNeuropathy , by John A. Senneff. The Bottom Line Peripheral neuropathy is a disease of the...
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Used a pad that was not sealed all the way

I used a pad after opening the package I noticed the bottom of the package was not sealed. I put pad on and later noticed this I got to thinking what if someone had messed with the package in the store and got blood on the pad I was using. I used...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiIf there were HIV on the pad the good news is that once HIV leaves the body it begins to die and becomes unable to infect. There is no risk of HIV transmission in this experience.HIV transmission can only occur when there is a direct and prolonged... Read more »

blood on clearasil pads risk?

I purchased some Clearasil pads that you use on face when I opened the container at home the first time after buying at the store the lid did not appear to be on but the seal still looked to be on I used one on my face under eyes and everywhere...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiIf in fact it was blood containing HIV in it, the HIV was dead and unable to infect. HIV dies once it is outside of the body and unable to infect. Plus the ingredients in the Clearasil help the HIV to die quicker.You are HIV free from this... Read more »

Consider Hydroxy Urea to treat head/neck fat pads

I've had severe fat accumulation behind ears, buffalo hump, and under chin and jawline for about 8 years now.I noticed when I was on hydroxy urea for two months several years ago that the fat pads seemed to melt away. I got out my physicians...
Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Response from Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
Most of us are cautious with use of hydroxyurea as it was associated with a lot of toxicity problems and some deaths when used in the HIV setting in the mid 90s. Your doctor is right not to give testosterone when your Hb is high...further raising... Read more »

Sanitary pad splash In eye

Dear dr Bob, I am a nurse from Australia and honestly in freaking out I don't think there are any questions like mine in the forums. I was at work last night and went to the toilet to change my sanitary pad, when I dropped my sanitary pad in...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
G'day, Nurse from Oz."I feel as if I'm being paranoid...." I agree, you are being overly paranoid! PEP is definitely not warranted. As this happened at work, you should report the potential exposure to occupational health. They... Read more »
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Sanitary Pads - Real risk or no risk?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I was walking a dark alley near my place when I stumbled upon a sanitary pad. Not sure if it was soiled or not, although I believe it was unused since it looked clean even in the dark. I was wearing flip-flops at the time and I had a small... Read more »

Butt Pad

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Does anyone know of a resource for clothing that includes padding for your rear end?

I have lost my lovely ass over the years by taking Zerit, and find it painful to sit to long.

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Neuropathy, anyone?

Posted by Pos_in_Thailand, 2 Replies

I wish everyone well and say thanks to those taking the time to read my inquiry.

I was wondering if any of you are dealing with or have been diagnosed with neuropathy? If so, would you mind sharing what your symptoms are or have been, and if... Read more »


Posted by ScotCharles, 7 Replies
I have developed very bad neuropathy in my left foot that makes it difficult to walk without a cane. Several times recently, I have lost all strength on the left side of my body. My hands are cramped and painful, making shaking hands a wrenching... Read more »