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Old 01-06-2013, 03:35 AM   #1
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Hot Water Bottle Burns

Hi guys,
So i'm currently in bed with a rotten cold, and have been hugging a hot water bottle for the last couple of hours.
I just got up to get some more tissues and noticed i have a red rash under my skin on my stomach and lower chest area. It hasn't gone after 20 minutes, but I don't feel any pain or irritation. It doesn't even feel any warmer than normal body temperature.
Any insights on what this is? Or how/if/when it will go away?
Thanks!! xxx

PS- The hot water bottle is in a jumper-like material case and i am wearing a vest, so the rubber wasn't touching my bare skin, and it couldn't be an irritation to the material.

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Old 04-07-2013, 04:36 PM   #2
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Re: Hot Water Bottle Burns

Greetings Jammy11 Welcome to the health boards! Sometimes people get what a heat rash after a heat application. The heat and moisture sometimes activate a bit of fungus on the skin in my opinion but there may be other causes. I would avoid sugar they make colds worse and feed fungus or germs on the skin. I would try to let the skin dry out. Peace sjb

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