Cold Pack Tips

Posted by Leigh MacKenzie, October 15, 2013
Cold Pack Tips
Individuals with known or suspected circulatory problems should not use hot/cold packs unless under the
direct supervision of a physician. Never place in direct contact with skin. Always use the enclosed
insulating compression sleeve between the torex and the skin to prevent frostbite or burns. Do not
exceed 20 minutes for cold applications. Wait 20 minutes prior to second application. Insure torex is
sized correctly and does not fit to tightly, which can restrict circulation. Two fingers should easily slide
between pack and treatment area. Inspect pack for leaks prior to use. Discard if any are found. Keep
out of reach of children. Torex is not a toy. Torex is for external use only. Suggested action for contact
with gel: Thoroughly flush area with water & mild soap. If swallowed call doctor or poison control. Never
apply a torex that is too tight.
Storage and handling
Store in freezer at all times. In order to ensure that your torex product continues to exhibit high
performance cold thermal delivery and to prolong its usable life, we recommend that your torex be stored
in the freezer. Normal product life is about one year. If you plan to have your torex out of the freezer for
an extended period of time (several days) place in a heavy duty zip lock type freezer bag. Squeeze out
air and seal closed.
Hot water heating method
Heat 3 quarts of water, place pack in water, heat to desired temperature. Remove and dry before use.
Microwave heating method
In center of microwave, lay torex flat and spread gel even. Heat on DEFROST for 1 minute, remove
knead and test temperature. If required torex may be heated on DEFROST for intervals of 20 additional
seconds. Knead and test temperature before use. Let cool if torex feels to hot.
Warning: Do not heat on high, overheating may occur. Do not heat finger pack in microwave.
Freezer or refrigerator method
Store torex in freezer or refrigerator for two or more hours prior to use. Remove and gently knead to
soften prior to use.
Application
Place insulating compression sleeve or equivalent over limb or treatment area. Gently roll the torex over
the limb to the desired position. Remove pack after 20 minutes or if it becomes uncomfortable. Wait 20
minutes prior to second application if required.

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