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where to find the hot soak protocol

Posted by
phil [345.3349] on July 11, 2007 at 01:14:38:

Hey i have been reading alot of these threads and you keep mentioning the hot compress protocol. Well i have typed in on every search engine on this site and cant find it. I have tried the archives and the glossary, but it takes me to another thread and i just keep getting looped. Can you help direct me. Thanks.



Re: where to find the hot soak protocol

Posted by Nutmeg [4785.74] on July 11, 2007 at 01:42:26:

In Reply to: where to find the hot soak protocol posted by phil [345.3349] on July 11, 2007 at 01:14:38:

Hi Phil,

Taking a stab at answering this without looking it up, I think the hot compress protocol is pretty straightforward and can be done in various ways to suit the condition.

Depending on the size and location of the area, use a wash cloth or towel dipped in hot water (as hot as you can stand -- probably from the tap -- without burning), wring it out, and apply to the skin. As soon as the towel cools down, either refold it or dip it again and repeat. You may have to keep adding hot water to your reservoir to keep it hot. If the area of interest is an appendage, you can soak it in a pan or sink of hot water. Do this for up to 20 minutes, once an hour or 3-4 times a day, depending on severity of the condition.

Hope this helps. I'm sure Dr. Stoll and others will add to this or make corrections if needed.

Wishing you the best,
Nutmeg

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Re: where to find the hot soak protocol

Posted by Sally [8783.1590] on July 11, 2007 at 07:44:52:

In Reply to: where to find the hot soak protocol posted by phil [345.3349] on July 11, 2007 at 01:14:38:

Hot compresses are a good first aid treatment for a localized infection, such as you have.
This is one way of doing it: Soak a thick folded washcloth in very hot water, wring out the excess, and apply to the infected area. After a couple minutes, when it has cooled slightly, refold the compress to expose a hot interior surface, and apply to the area again. When this cools, again soak the compress in hot water, and repeat.
Dr. Stoll recommends using hot compresses for five minutes every hour. In nursing school, we learned that hot compresses can be applied for 20 to 30 minutes every two hours. Either way is fine, whatever you can work into your schedule.
Applying moist heat to an infected area will help the body to heal up the infection. Or it can bring it to a head, so that it can be drained. This method is good for pimples and boils also. I have used hot compresses (we called them warm soaks) on many of my patients, with good results.
If the cyst does begin to drain, you can use a clean tissue or paper napkin to press out the pus. If it continues to drain a little afterwards, you can apply a large bandaid, or a folded gauze pad taped in place, until it's time for the next warm soak



Re: where to find the hot soak protocol

Posted by Carol B. [4772.3312] on July 11, 2007 at 11:08:57:

In Reply to: Re: where to find the hot soak protocol posted by Sally [8783.1590] on July 11, 2007 at 07:44:52:

Heh, I recognize my writing there.
Sally, how did you find that. It's not in the archives under "hot soaks."

Carol B.



Re: where to find the hot soak protocol

Posted by Sally [8783.1590] on July 11, 2007 at 17:41:31:

In Reply to: Re: where to find the hot soak protocol posted by Carol B. [4772.3312] on July 11, 2007 at 11:08:57:

lol, Hi Carol, I should have given you credit but I was in a hurry. I put in the spondyli..... condition in the search box and it came up in the list.

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Re: where to find the hot soak protocol Archive.

Posted by Walt Stoll [93.1889] on July 12, 2007 at 07:11:05:

In Reply to: Re: where to find the hot soak protocol posted by Sally [8783.1590] on July 11, 2007 at 07:44:52:

Thanks, Sally.

I did not have any trouble finding the hot soaks archives but, perhaps, your fine description will help others know what to do.

Walt

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