Mastitis is a breast tissue infection that can result from breast-feeding. If you have mastitis, your breasts may become sore, swollen, red, and warm. You might also experience flu-like symptoms, such as chills, fatigue, and a fever. You can continue breast-feeding your bundle of joy if you have mastitis; however, it may be more difficult due to the symptoms you are experiencing. An antibiotic will most likely be needed to cure mastitis since it is a bacterial infection. At the same time, a reusable hot/cold pack can help you take charge of your symptoms.
A warm pack is a wonderful way to soothe sore breasts while they are healing. You should aim to apply a warm pack to the affected areas four times a day for the doctor-recommended time of 20 minutes.
An ice pack can reduce the swelling and pain in your breasts. If you notice swelling, you should apply an ice pack within 24 hours, and leave it on for 20 minutes at a time.
If your breasts are tender, a gel hot and cold pack at the perfect temperature can help you relax and recover. The THERA°PEARL Breast Therapy pack is made to conform to your body for maximum comfort and relief.
Sinusitis, often referred to as a sinus infection, causes inflammation and swelling of your nasal passages. This affects nasal drainage and causes an increase in mucus, making it challenging to breathe through your nose. You may also experience swelling around your eyes and face, a headache, or pulsing facial pain. Both acute and chronic sinusitis may be caused by the common cold, infection, or allergies.
Heat can melt away pain in minutes. A warm pack applied to your cheeks, eyes, and nose will soothe your sinuses and relieve throbbing pain and nasal congestion.
Cold therapy is a powerful and easy way to numb pain, and it can help transform your misery into bliss. A cold pack will also fight off beastly sinus headaches.
The THERA°PEARL Eye-ssential Mask and Facemask can be heated or chilled to relieve even your worst sinus discomfort. The Eye-ssential Mask is perfect when you want to rest your eyes, and the THERA°PEARL Facemask is ideal to wear when you want to watch television or eat.
If you suffer from arthritis, you are not alone. It is estimated that 50 million Americans have the condition. Arthritis causes inflammation of at least one of your joints. A breakdown of cartilage between your joints can cause inflexibility, pain, and swelling. Your hands, fingers, wrists, knees, shoulders, back, and hip may be affected.
Hot therapy can help relieve your symptoms. A hot pack can increase your flexibility and decrease your pain. You simply heat it in the microwave, and place it on the area of your body that is affected.
Cold therapy has the power to reduce redness, swelling, pain, and to cool areas that feel hot due to your condition. A cold pack has a numbing and soothing effect that you are sure to appreciate.
You may also find that alternating between hot and cold therapy is the most beneficial. Hot and cold packs such as the THERA°PEARL Back Wraps, Knee Wraps, and Contour Packs are ideal because you can freeze or microwave them.
If you experience menstrual cramps prior to and during your period, you are certainly not alone. Women of all ages struggle with such symptoms surrounding their menstrual cycle. Menstrual cramps are pains in the lower abdomen that range from dull to severe. You may also experience discomfort in your lower back and upper legs. The severity of the cramps varies from woman to woman.
Placing a hot pack on the uterus will increase circulation and blood flow to the uterus, which helps alleviate pain.
An ice pack can also reduce pain due to menstrual cramps. Cold therapy narrows blood vessels, which eases menstrual pain.
Try a THERA°PEARL hot & cold pack, such as the Oval Pack or Round “Pearl” Pack, to melt away menstrual pain. You can tuck the hot & cold pack inside your pants to hold it in place. For discreet pain relief, cover the healing heat pack or therapeutic ice pack with your shirt. The THERA°PEARL Back Wrap has adjustable straps, which allow you to position it on your back or abdomen. All THERA°PEARL hot/cold therapy packs are reusable, and can be warmed in the microwave or chilled in the freezer.
Introducing HYPERFORM™ Elastomeric Tubing from The Hygenic Corporation
A customizable replacement for silicone or alternative to latex tubing
from the company known for creating custom rubber and elastomeric solutions.
Akron, Ohio – July 31, 2013 – The Hygenic Corporation is pleased to announce the availability of HYPERFORM™ Elastomeric Tubing, a customizable replacement for silicone or alternative to latex tubing. HYPERFORM tubing can be custom formulated to meet specific user requirements in a variety of standard colors and a wide range of sizes, including solid cord. This soft, flexible, stretchable tubing has good recovery and is more resistant to ozone than natural rubber latex tubing.
“Hygenic’s HYPERFORM is a thermoplastic polymer that mimics many of the properties of natural rubber and silicone, but has distinct advantages in some applications,” stated Nancy Hunter, Healthcare & Specialty Products Product Manager, The Hygenic Corporation. “HYPERFORM has been successfully tested to the ISO 10993 standard for various medical applications. Like synthetic rubber, thermoplastic is made from a petrochemical material source, but no curatives are required. This makes an end product with fewer extractables, creating product solutions that can be designed within established ASTM and/or FDA standards. The same benefits achieved in HYPERFORM sheeting and film is now made available in tubing.”
Medical device manufacturers see the benefit of high elongation, good recovery and low compression set in tubing made from natural rubber latex. Often elastomeric tubing provides a critical function within a medical device such as a pinch valve or ability to be inflated with air or fluid. However, many healthcare institutions are striving to limit the use of products containing latex and need a non-latex offering. Device manufacturers looking for a suitable alternative to latex rubber tubing have found that most TPE products fall short. With the introduction of HYPERFORM Tubing they now have a viable non-latex solution.
Many industrial applications, including food manufacturing and packaging, use rubber tubing because of its flexibility, kink resistance and low compression set. Yet, these applications also need to protect against extractables that could contaminate the fluids transferred. Rubber compounds can have extractables depending on the nature of the fluids transferred and operating and environmental
conditions. HYPERFORM Tubing offers the desired elastomeric properties with less extractables in many instances.
Product overview -
- HYPERFORM tubing is manufactured on a custom order basis. Generally, HYPERFORM tubing is made in OD’s up to 0.500” (12.7mm) but it is dependent on the ID and wall combination.
- HYPERFORM tubing can be made opaque or translucent in the following standard colors: clear, red, yellow, green, blue, black, purple, teal, aqua, gray, lime green.
- The minimum order requirement will vary depending on the size, color and formulation.
“As we were the first to introduce synthetic alternatives with very similar properties to latex, we have non-latex alternatives available for just about any application that currently uses latex,” added Lisa Koval, Vice President, The Hygenic Corporation. “Our customers tell us that we are very easy to work with because we are the experts, we add value early in the design process, we are flexible and we provide prototypes. Customers know that while their company grows, changes and improves processes, we will continue to help them by creating custom elastomeric products for new processes or reformulated products, allowing them to keep up with ever-changing technologies and market demands. That’s our commitment to all of our customers.”
About The Hygenic Corporation
The Hygenic Corporation is a world-wide leader in the development, manufacturing, sales and marketing of high quality natural rubber latex, synthetic rubber and thermoplastic products. With over 85 years of experience, Hygenic has the expertise to deliver custom formulations produced to exceptionally tight tolerances. These superior elastic products are supported with a commitment to exceptional customer service, responsiveness and innovation. www.hygenic.com.