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    Old 03-22-2008, 08:01 PM   #1
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    Unhappy Tens Units

    Hello Everyone;
    Does anyone here get a blistering effect after wearing their tens unit? The thought of not being able to use is gonna be a real bummer.
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    Old 03-23-2008, 11:56 AM   #2
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    I have never had anything like that. Do you think maybe you are allergic to the sticky stuff on the pads and maybe that is irritating your skin? Before you give it up altogether, maybe try a few different brands of electrodes to see if that helps. I have never heard of anyone getting that type of reason for the TENS itself. I use my TENS as sort of a last resort, and it would be terrible to know I couldn't use it. I hope you find something that works.

     
    Old 03-23-2008, 11:09 PM   #3
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    I never had a problem like that. Once in a while a little irritation. I got mine from EMPI. They had sent me wipes. Looked like the little square alcohol wipes. You just wiped the skin with them before you put the electrodes on. May be something worth looking in to. Maybe call the place where you got the TENS from. Mention to them and see if they have gotten other complaints. May help.

     
    Old 03-24-2008, 12:56 AM   #4
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    Re: Tens Units

    Hello, I have experienced a blistering effect but on after useing a damaged led or one that has out worn it's usefulness. So I would check the led first. Another cause for me has been useing the tens unit for longer than recommended in the hopes of more pain relief. So be sure to not exceed the recommended time. Hope this helps. I do find my tens unit of benefit so I hope you can keep useing yours.

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    Old 03-24-2008, 09:41 PM   #5
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    Re: Tens Units

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    Hello, I have experienced a blistering effect but on after useing a damaged led or one that has out worn it's usefulness. So I would check the led first. Another cause for me has been useing the tens unit for longer than recommended in the hopes of more pain relief. So be sure to not exceed the recommended time. Hope this helps. I do find my tens unit of benefit so I hope you can keep useing yours.

    Matt
    I have used my TENS every waking moment at almost the highest setting and never had a problem. Guess everyone is different.

     
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