What is Warm compress?

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Warm compresses can be used to treat a variety of ailments including swelling, aches or pains. The application of heat can relax tight muscles causing tissues to relax. This decreases pain caused by muscle tension or spasms. It also causes vasodilation of blood vessels which increases circulation.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Abdominal cramps 1 1
Arthritis pain 1 1
Back pain 1 0
Blurry vision 1 0
Burning sensation in eyes 1 1
Dry eyes 1 1

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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
0
Moderate
0
Mild
0
None
5

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Warm compress

Side effect Patients

Dosages

Based on patients currently using Warm compress

Dosage Patients
as needed 4

Why patients stopped taking Warm compress

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 1
Other 1
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Duration

Currently using Warm compress

Duration Patients
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 1
10 years or more 2

Stopped using Warm compress

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 2
1 - 6 months 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 0
Usually 1
Sometimes 3
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 2
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 2
Not specified 3
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