What is Hot Water Bottle?

Category: Equipment


See also: Heating Pad-Hot Packs

A hot water bottle is a container, usually made of rubber or similar material that is filled with hot water and sealed with a stopper. Hot water bottles are used to provide warmth and for the local application of heat to relieve pain and discomfort.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Muscle and joint pain 7 4
Pain 7 2
Abdominal cramps 3 0
Circulation problems 2 0
Cold hands and feet 1 0

Show all 14 reasons taken

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 2
None 4

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Hot Water Bottle

Side effect Patients Percentage
Cold hands and feet 1


Based on patients currently using Hot Water Bottle

Dosage Patients Percentage
20minutes as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Hot Water Bottle

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Course of treatment ended 1
See 1 patient who's stopped using Hot Water Bottle


Currently using Hot Water Bottle

Duration Patients Percentage
5 - 10 years 1

Stopped using Hot Water Bottle

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 1
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 1
Usually 1
Sometimes 4
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 4
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 2
Not specified 4
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There are no evaluations for Hot Water Bottle.