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Can I use Deep heat?

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dyzzidi Wed 06-Jul-05 15:47:15

Hello Could you advise me if i can use deep heat for this leg pain i am experiencing.??

Paracetemol are doing nothing for me.

I have checked on safefetus but they do not recognize deep heat!

simone131182 Wed 06-Jul-05 15:50:13

hi i wouldt recommend using it niether would my sister try ringing ur m/w or gp surgery and ask the receptionist if u could speak to somebody x

dyzzidi Wed 06-Jul-05 16:19:26

I am making an appointmetn with Midwife she is getting back to me its just that it is sooooooo painful I thought i could try deepheat to get a decent nights sleep

simone131182 Wed 06-Jul-05 19:14:46

thats good i hope u get it sorted thats the only downside to being pregnant that ur limited to what u can use and take good luck with the rest of ur pregnancy x

starlover Wed 06-Jul-05 19:18:22

i can't see it doing any harm at all! go for it!

RedZuleika Wed 06-Jul-05 19:21:35

Doesn't Deep Heat work on muscles...? And if it's similar pain to that which I experienced (see your other posting this morning), it isn't muscular in origin.

starlover Wed 06-Jul-05 19:22:04

if you don't want to use it then try a hot water bottle?

Mosschops30 Wed 06-Jul-05 19:37:06

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starlover Wed 06-Jul-05 19:38:16

but what's deep heat going to do? it only goes on the skin...
i am 100% sure it's safe to use in pg

Mosschops30 Wed 06-Jul-05 19:39:25

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Frizbe Wed 06-Jul-05 19:39:50

If its a leg pain that starts in your hip and works its way down, you have a horrible trapped nerve, courtesy of your pelvis moving...and it will continue until you have your baby (or at least that's what happened to me....) get on all fours and circle your leg until the pain subsides, was the remedy....
As per mosschops paracetamol unless GP ok's anything else, if in major pain ring midwife and she'll pop out and see you/recommend course of action, hope it gets better soon hon, hugs....

starlover Wed 06-Jul-05 19:40:13

penetrate the skin and do what? seriously,.. it's not gonna do any harm,

starlover Wed 06-Jul-05 19:42:33

Methyl Salicylate 12,80 g; Terpentine Oil 1,47 g; Eucalyptus Oil 1,97 g; Menthol 5,91 g

those are the ingredients of it. all harmless.. and yes, it is safe during pg!

Mosschops30 Wed 06-Jul-05 19:44:17

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RedZuleika Wed 06-Jul-05 19:52:52

It doesn't have to continue until the birth. Mine was sorted by an osteopath.

I don't think you can assume that just because an oil is penetrating only the skin that it's not going to have any effect. Lavender oil, for instance, is contraindicated in pregnancy because of a risk of miscarriage. I think this mainly applies to early pregnancy, particularly if you have a history of miscarriage.

I'm not saying that I know of anything wrong with Deep Heat though.

simone131182 Wed 06-Jul-05 20:17:02

at the end of the day hun the choice is ur's we all have our own opinions and everybody makes there own decision. I really hope u get it sorted out. Im not saying that it is or isnt safe im just saying i wouldnt have used it while i was pg. x

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