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I'm told I'm supposed to use warm, moist compresses on this contact rash I've gotten from having a cast on my leg. Can you dampen a washcloth and zap it in the microwave? I've been heating water in a plastic bowl and then dipping the cloth in it and then wringing it out, but it doesn't seem to stay warm very long.

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you might burn yourself if you micronuke it

No warm compresses done with simple washcloths stay warm for very long. I had a cyst on my back and one hour of compresses would be about 10 or so trips to reheat the washcloth.

You can buy things like hot water bottles and gel packs that will retain heat longer.

I thought about using the heating pad, but he specifically said 'moist' heat, so I guess that's out. The cast is kind of rubbing against my skin at the top of my leg just below my knee, and now I have this angry looking red rash going on. That itches like crazy, not to mention the insane itch way down in there around my ankle that I can't even reach. My fantasies now consist of sticking a fondue fork down in there and just making it STOP ITCHING!! <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-tongue.gif" border=0>

please don't do the fondue fork. you may stab yourself!!

I had to use moist heat at one point. I finally found I could wrap a hot water bottle in a wet washcloth and it would stay warm longer than just a regular washcloth. I also stuck them in the microwave.

You need to distract your mind from the itching. FW moves too slowly. Try watching porn.

Sure, nothing wrong with nuking the washcloth. Then wrap in a plastic bag, if you don't want to get your cast all wet.

Re: the itch! Knitting needles.

I've seen them do it in the nail salon

Take a thick, cotton sock.
Get it good and soaking wet.
Fill it with a cup or two of dry rice.....yes instant is okay.
Tie a knot in the open end of the sock.
Microwave until desired heat.

The rice will retain the heat for a long time.

BTW, this also works really well with a dry sock. Good for a headache.

Good luck!

Guapo said: [Q]Take a thick, cotton sock.
Get it good and soaking wet.
Fill it with a cup or two of dry rice.....yes instant is okay.
Tie a knot in the open end of the sock.
Microwave until desired heat.

The rice will retain the heat for a long time.

BTW, this also works really well with a dry sock. Good for a headache.

Good luck!

Brilliant! Thank you <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border=0>

I bought a heating pad that has a foam insert that you wet for moist heat. It cost about $15 at walgreens. They also have a thing similar to what Guapo suggested that you microwave for 2-3 min and its moist heat that lasts a long time. Its about $7.

check the news in McKeesport, PA for what they found in a microwave ...

i hope it turns out to be fake.

pecanpie said: [Q]check the news in McKeesport, PA for what they found in a microwave ...

i hope it turns out to be fake.

all I know is... it's not mine.. I keep a tight grip on it

turned out to be a fake. problem some stupid fraternity initiation.

pecanpie said: [Q]turned out to be a fake. problem some stupid fraternity initiation.
Probably some hater trying to implicate a fraternity.



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