Thermotherapy Superficial for Babies
The Thermotherapy Superficial for babies is an ancestral technique that is characterized by its analgesic and antispasmodic effects. Today, it is a discipline within physiotherapy that is based on the application of heat to achieve therapeutic effects, mainly, to relieve pain.
In Thermotherapy, heat is spread by conduction (heat transferred by direct contact to match the temperatures of the warm pouch and the baby’s body). It is from the 5-10 minutes when the temperature of the local tissues goes up. It covers up to 1 cm (2 to 10 mm) deep acting on skin and subcutaneous cellular tissue, its therapeutic actions is performed by reflex mechanisms plus stimulation of abdominal acupuncture points.
Effects of surface heat:
- Increase local blood flow when applied less than 1 hour. If more than 1 hour occurs reflex vasoconstriction occurs as the body tries to control the loss of heat in the area.
- Continuous heat exposure results in redness, local hypersensitivity, sweating and blisters, with the risk of fluid loss and consequent dehydration. Hence, the maximum exposure time is 20 minutes.
- Dry heat retains the temperature longer than the wet because it is not influenced by evaporation.
- The effect produced by the heat will depend on the conduction capacity of the tissues; Solids are better conductors than liquids. Numerous studies show that in order to achieve therapeutic analgesic results, the temperature should be slightly higher (40-45 º C) than the usual human body temperature. Thus, mild heat has sedative effects on nerve endings, and, on the other hand, intense heat produces irritating effects.
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Examples of solutions for the baby:
Okene pajamas get the benefits of thermotherapy through a bag that, once hot, is put into the front pocket of the pajamas and applies a light and prolonged heat in the abdomen of the baby to help relieve the pain.
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To be Touch clothes your baby, imitating the touch, the weight and the smell of the parents, in the Units of Neonatalogía or at home, simulating their presence when they can not be.The interior this stuffing of seeds, that can be heated In the microwave, thus also having the therapeutic function of relieving the cramps of the baby.
Fun little friend with a soft texture that will eliminate the intestinal pains caused by the formation of the stomach in the early stages of the baby.Interior stuffing balls that transmit heat to the baby. It is heated in the microwave.
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Recommendations and Warnings
All Remedies / Natural Treatments can be combined with each other, because what works with one baby, may not work with another, so there is more chance of calming the baby.
We recommend to be well documented previously and / or advised by the specialists in the application of the natural treatments.
Very Important: Have a specialist examine your baby to make sure there is no underlying medical condition or food problem that causes that state of agitation (intense crying and / or movement).