@EvilSmoo I’m assuming (I could be wrong) that people who are sticking it directly to skin are probably using it against the printed directions since all ice packs say to not apply directly to the skin.*
If not then they better have a little buffer zone of something built in because yeah, ice directly on flesh is bad news bears. I keep an old pillowcase around for this. I would maybe suggest (in that case) sticking it to your t-shirt instead of your skin but IDK. I don’t think a layer of adhesive counts as a barrier either.
*But the description says it sticks to skin specifically! Yes, I saw that. Wouldn’t be the first a product was advertised specifically to do a thing that they then say on the packaging that you probably shouldn’t do. Sadly.
@EvilSmoo@meiran I have some of these without the stickum - my endodontist “gives” them out after surgery. They warm up fast.
I don’t think they stay cold long enough to cause any skin damage. The white side is kind of like flannel, also.
@EvilSmoo@Kyeh Yeah, I went to their Amazon page because I actually am in the market for a couple new ice packs. From what I can see advertise a fabric layer between it and your skin, which is good (the pictures don’t really show it so good to have somebody confirm). But also from watching their video on how to use it, they’re showing that you should be keeping them in the fridge, not the freezer. That’s a completely different ball game when it comes to skin care. The instructions (and also one specific negative review) point out that they also only recommend keeping them on for 1-3 minutes, which tracks with you saying they warm up fast. I don’t know the science on how long ice in contact with skin needs to do damage.
Which is still a moot point if they’re kept in the fridge instead of the freezer. Not sure how much that would or wouldn’t do for muscle pain and injury recovery, but I can imagine a few uses.
Got these at Walmart once. The adhesive is ‘reusable’ if you consider it was completely useless the first time as well. And the gel warms up very fast once it is on skin. But they are great for putting on pulse points during hot days to cool down, if you have a way to keep them there.
@sunshineparadox Wait a gosh darn minute… is this an actual side effect from having Covid? I’m also in peri, so I’m always flashing, but it’s been unbearable for the last month or so… and I had Covid about a month or so ago.
@AMTimbol yeah there’s a lot of weird responses the body has, and I’m pretty sure the only organs I didn’t have hit were appendix and spleen. I woke up with new allergies and a completely different food palate than what I had before.
I HOPE the temperature thing is COVID anyway. If it’s early menopause, I’m fighting God.
If you get regular migraines, don’t get these to stick to your forehead. Ice works wonders on my migraines, for sure you should try some cold therapy on that thing. But get a headache hat or migraine hat. More expensive maybe but it’s basically an ice pack AND a cloth piece that keeps the ice pack from hurting your skin because you’ve got enough problems. Still no slipping or sliding off of your head so that you can get some sleep and bonus, you never end up with something that stops working after a particular number of uses because yeah, having a migraine and finding out you’re on the 101st time you’ve tried to stick it sounds like a great time to me.
These are super tempting for regular aches and pains though, especially if unlike most cheap ice packs they don’t end up developing a random undetectable leak about a year later. Maybe my freezer is too cold…