How To Activate a Heat Patch

How To Activate a Heat Patch

What is Heat Patch?

A heating pad is a pad used for warming of parts of the body in order to manage pain. Localized application of heat causes the blood vessels in that area to dilate, enhancing perfusion to the targeted tissue. Types of heating pads include electrical, chemical and hot water bottles. 

How To Activate a Heat Patch

Tear open plastic packet, remove protective film from patch. Patch will activate in 60 seconds and remain warm for up to 8 hours. Apply patch to the affected area, adhesive side onto the skin. To remove, slowly peel off the patch.

Frequently Asked Question

How do you make a heat patch work?

Place the heat patch – adhesive side down – on the painful area, either on your back, shoulders or neck. Press firmly but gently to make sure the patch is on smoothly and in the correct position. The patch will start to heat up after a few minutes of opening, and reach maximum heat in 20-30 minutes.

How long do heat patches take to heat up?

The patch activates within 1 minute and will heat up within 5 minutes providing penetrating warmth for 8 hours. Once removed it can continue to provide pain relief for a further 8 hours. Delicate or aging skin: apply adhesive side of patch to clothing.

Do you put heat patch directly on skin?

NEVER APPLY HEAT PACKS DIRECTLY TO THE SKIN. Allow air to circulate over the heat pack and do not apply pressure, for example by wearing tight clothes, tights or stockings over wrap. If heat pack becomes uncomfortably hot remove immediately.

Is it OK to sleep with a heat patch?

However, they should not be worn during sleep. Prolonged pressure on the heat patch is not recommended and hence they must be removed before you go to bed. Follow the directions for use on pack and always read the label. Avoid using in conjunction with topical heat creams and gels.

What happens if you sleep with a heat patch on?

Falling asleep while using a heating pad should always be avoided. Whether it’s heat or ice, for that matter, there is no need to fall asleep with either on the skin as both can cause severe and disfiguring burns. While you are sleeping, your body is doing its job of recovering. Let the natural recovery do its job.

How do you know if a patch is heat activated?

Here’s how you can tell if a patch is iron-on: Check the Backing: Examine the back of the patch. Iron-on patches typically have a smooth and slightly shiny surface, which is the adhesive side. You might notice a thin layer of glue or heat-activated adhesive that becomes tacky when heated.

What makes heat patches hot?

Voltarol Heat Patch contains iron which along with other natural components, heats up when it comes in contact with the air. Voltarol Heat Patch reaches maximum heat in 20 to 30 minutes.

How long do I leave a heat patch on for?

Do not leave the heat patch on the same area of skin for more than 8 hours in any 24 hour period, and do not use more than one heat patch per day on the same area of skin. The heat patch is for external use. Stop use and contact you doctor if after seven days your pain gets worse or remains unchanged.

Who should not use heat patches?

You should not use Deep Heat patches while asleep, and these products are not suitable for children. All Deep Heat patches have the potential to cause skin irritation, burns or blisters; please stop using the product if skin sensitivity occurs or your patch gets uncomfortably hot.

Can I shower with a heat patch?

Discontinue use at least one hour prior to bath / shower / swimming; do not use immediatelty after bath / shower / swimming.