Parafin baths for hands and feet.

By Liorascs Latest Reply 2014-05-05 00:16:02 -0500
Started 2014-05-03 20:00:11 -0500

I just recieved a parafin bath. I have wanted one for my hands for some time. Was wondering about using them for my feet as well. Usually I use coconut oil on my feet , or shea butter, But thought this might be a nice treatment to keep my feet soft.

Has anyone tried this? Results?

Thanks for any input.

5 replies

Glucerna 2014-05-04 22:36:45 -0500 Report

Joyce has an excellent point: people with diabetes have to be really careful when it comes to using anything warm/hot. Talk with your doctor before you use the parafin bath just to be safe. ~Lynn @Glucerna

Liorascs 2014-05-05 00:16:02 -0500 Report

Thanks to you and Joyce. I was thinking something similar. i just like keeping my feet in good shape and wondered if this would be a good idea. I will talk to my doctor.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-05-04 13:38:29 -0500 Report

I had them when I had surgery on my hand. The one they had was huge. A patient who was diabetic was also in the group when I went for PT who had a broken ankle asked about using it on the ankle and the Physical Therapist said they never ever use it for feet and especially not for a diabetic. I wasn't diabetic back then. He asked why and she said because it is hot and would have to be cleaned from between the toes. She said the skin between the toes were delicate and could burn easily causing injury.

jayabee52 2014-05-03 22:11:49 -0500 Report

Howdy Lio
My late wife had a parafin bath she used when she had a RA flare. It helped ease her pain, but the receptacle that unit had was too small for her feet.

Does yours have enough capacity to put your feet into it?

God's best

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