Is The Use Of Patch On The Chest Dangerous?
, I want to ask: Is wearing a patch on the chest dangerous? I am in an ulcer condition, so that it feels pain in my chest and also I have difficulty breathing.
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Hot patching (patch) on the chest, can certainly cause an uncomfortable sensation in the attached area, it can be heat, pain, numbness, tingling, and so on. This sensation is produced by the components in the patch, which of course can vary depending on the type of patch. If the uncomfortable sensations that arise only temporarily, without any other complaints, often this condition is not dangerous. The use of these patches in some people is actually useful for relaxing tense muscles.
However, if the pain in your chest is severe enough, lasts even until the patch you release from your skin, especially to cause shortness of breath, it is also necessary to evaluate other possible more severe conditions, such as contact dermatitis or disorders of the internal organs in around the area where the patch is attached. Contact dermatitis itself is a condition in which the skin experiences local inflammation due to contact with irritative substances or also due to allergies to certain substances that come into contact with the skin. Not only pain, can also suffer from patients experiencing reddish rashes, streaks, swelling, and many other complaints. Meanwhile, internal organ disorders referred to here can vary, including gastritis (stomach ulcers), GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease), peptic ulcers, pleurisy, bronchitis, costochondritis, panic attacks, somatoform disorders, and so on.
It's best if you don't use the patch on your chest for a while. So that pain in the chest is reduced, it is safer if you compress your chest using warm water (not hot water). Always wear clothes that are comfortable and not too tight, and exercise regularly. Get used to eating regularly every day, so that symptoms of gastritis no longer recur. When gastritis is relapsing, eat a little but often, and do not consume excessive amounts of foods containing coconut milk, oily, spicy, and also caffeinated drinks.
If with the above efforts your complaint still does not improve, do not hesitate to check yourself directly to the doctor so that it is handled well, ok?
I hope this helps.