SRINAGARIND MEDICAL JOURNALVolume 35, No. 06, Month NOVEMBER, Year 2020, Pages 694 - 699
Development of reusable hot and cold pack made from clay
Jirawat Wattanapanyawech, Chakirt Sattayarom, Thaniya Klinsophon, Sudarat Borisut
Abstract Download PDFBackground and objectives: Reusable heat and cold
treatment devices have a difficult disinfecting
procedure. This study investigated the effectiveness
of reusable hot and cold packs made from clay on
temperatures storage and transfer property. The
benefit of this study may be used as an alternative
option to heat and cold treatment devices.
Method: Developing heat and cold pack from clay
packed into vacuum bags and testing the heat and
cold preservation properties and test the skin
temperature during the heat and cold compress for
Results: From a pilot study, it was found that the hot
and cold packs, size 25 x 20 cm, made from clay,
weight 500 grams, it has temperatures storage
property for more than 20 minutes. The average skin
temperature increased to a maximum of 44.0 ± 1.3oC
and reduced to 41.6 ± 0.2 oC after 20 minutes. Cold
compresses, the average skin temperature dropped
to the lowest at 22.7 ± 0.1 oC, it was increased to 23.4
± 0.1 oC after 20 minutes of cold compresses.
Conclusion: This study demonstrated the
effectiveness of heat and cold packs made from clay.
Based on physiological effects, it can be used as a
treatment to promote hot and cold effects. This may
be used as an alternative option for effectively heat
and cold treatment.
Keywords: Hot and cold packs; Clay; Heat therapy;
Hot and cold packs Clay Heat therapy Cold therapy