Can cancer patients soak their feet? Notice! Patients with such tumors should not soak their feet

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For cancer patients, keeping warm is the top priority throughout winter. Due to the consumption of various treatments, the physical strength and immunity are weaker than ordinary people, so it is more necessary to do a good job of keeping warm and cold, to avoid the health threats brought by cold and various pathogens.

When it comes to keeping warm, we have to mention the dazzling array of warming artifacts, such as foot bath bags, warm babies, electric blankets, etc., not only can keep warm Like a shadow, it is more convenient and quicker. So how can ovarian cancer patients use these “artifacts” to make warmth and health go hand in hand? Let’s take a look together.

1. Soak your feet

Cancer patients are prone to weakness and lack of energy and blood due to surgery, chemotherapy and other reasons. Therefore, they are afraid of cold and numb hands and feet in winter will be more serious. In addition to keeping warm, soaking feet can also invigorate the spleen and remove dampness, promote sleep, etc. At the same time, it can relax muscles and activate collaterals, promote blood circulation, and relieve body discomfort [1].

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Next, I will give it to friends Share some simple and practical foot bathing recipes:

① Warm up the body: 40g mugwort leaves, 20g ginger, perilla 20g, Guizhi 15g, Fangfeng 10g, add 2000ml of water, boil for half an hour, then turn off the heat, add appropriate amount of cold water to a suitable temperature and then soak your feet.

②Warm stomach, relieve headache:20g dried ginger, 15g Evodia rutaecarpa, 15g pepper, 15g magnolia, same as above .

③Relieve body aches and pains: Use 30g of Clematis, 20g of Angelica tail, 20g of Spatholobus, safflower 20g, the method is the same as above.

④Dispel dampness, soothe liver and relieve stagnation: Bupleurum 15g, tangerine peel 20g, motherwort 15g, the method is the same as above.

【Precautions for soaking feet】

1. If a tumor patient is in the stage of radiotherapy and chemotherapy, it is not recommended to soak their feet when they have skin damage or hand-foot syndrome, which will easily aggravate the skin damage; it is not recommended to soak their feet when they are too weak after surgery. risk. Patients in the recovery period can start soaking their feet when their physical strength improves.

2. The water temperature for soaking feet should not be too high. The best temperature is between 45°C and 50°C, and the soaking time is about 20 minutes each time , to achieve a slight sweating.

3. Avoid soaking your feet when you are full, hungry or eating. It is recommended to be around 9 o’clock in the evening or two hours before going to bed.

4. If you feel fatigue, chest tightness, dizziness and other discomfort during the foot soaking process, stop immediately.

Second, hot spring

Tumor If patients want to warm up quickly, soaking in hot springs is also a very good way. The principle is to promote blood circulation, accelerate metabolism, and reduce fatigue through hot baths. Moreover, the leisurely and elegant environment can also help patients relax and relieve tension.

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It is recommended to be in a stable stage and no tumor , Tumor patients with good physique can take a dip in hot springs. However, if you are in the period of radiotherapy and chemotherapy treatment, are weak, or are recovering after surgery, it is not recommended to soak in hot springs, otherwise it will easily lead to adverse consequences such as aggravated skin lesions and collapse.

【Precautions for hot springs】

1. Patients with cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases should not soak in hot springs. Bathing in hot springs will cause people to sweat a lot, and the heartbeat will speed up. There are risks of stroke and myocardial infarction.

2. The time of soaking in hot springs should not be too long, otherwise symptoms such as fainting and dizziness will easily appear as the oxygen consumption of the heart increases. It is recommended that the duration of the hot spring bath be controlled within 30 minutes, and try to choose an indoor hot spring hall to avoid the cold wind outside.

3. In winter, the skin is prone to dryness, itching, and dandruff, so after soaking in hot springs in winter, do a good job of skin care. Complete your skincare routine with cruelty-free body and face creams.

4. After soaking in the hot spring, you will sweat and feel thirsty, so you should replenish water as soon as possible. It is recommended to drink about 200ml of warm water as soon as possible after taking a bath , replenish lost water.

3. Warm baby

Due to the location of the tumor and the treatment, Ovarian cancer patients may often feel soreness and discomfort in the waist and abdomen, so special attention should be paid to keeping the waist and abdomen warm. While keeping the whole body warm, the local focus on keeping warm should not be taken lightly . The warm baby has the characteristics of light and easy to carry, a small piece, and it can become warm immediately when it is posted and used.

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The heating substance is mainly iron Powder, activated carbon, water and salt (sodium chloride), when the warm baby’s packaging bag is opened, the oxygen in the air enters through the breathable membrane of the inner bag, and the oxidation reaction of iron powder will occur, thereby continuously releasing a large amount of heat.

【Warm Baby Precautions】

1. Do not directly touch the skin to prevent low-temperature burns. The average heating temperature of the warm baby is generally around 53°C, and the highest temperature can reach above 65°C. If it is in contact with the skin for a long time, there is a risk of scalding the skin[2]. The scientific way to use it is to stick it on the outside of the underwear, so that it can transfer heat to the skin through the clothes.

2. Do not stick on the same area for a long time to warm the baby. If you feel discomfort, stop using it immediately.

3. Diabetics and the elderly who are not sensitive to temperature are not recommended, because the nerve endings are dull and there is also a risk of being scalded. Patients with unhealed wounds after surgery are not recommended to use warm baby. They need to wait for the wound to heal and recover, and use it after confirming that there is no local infection and skin lesions.

4. While using the baby warmer, it is not recommended to use it at the same time or get too close to other heating equipment, such as radiators, electric blankets, heaters, etc. , otherwise it will form heat accumulation, causing damage to the skin.

4. Electric blanket

Many cancer patients are very weak during the recovery period.After soaking their feet, they still feel cold hands and feet before going to bed, and they toss and turn in bed, making it difficult to fall asleep.

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At this time An artifact “electric blanket” provides a perfect solution. Put the electric blanket under the mattress and turn it on to warm the bed and quilt, so that patients no longer suffer from insomnia due to the cold.

【Notes on Electric Blankets】

1. Turn it on for 1-2 hours, turn off the power before going to bed, let the electric blanket warm the bed, do not use it overnight, otherwise it may cause overheating of the bed, leakage of electricity, and cause safety accidents.

2. When purchasing electric blankets, you should choose products produced by regular manufacturers with 3C certification and product certification. “Three No Inferior Products” [3] with no manufacturer and no production date.

3. Using an electric blanket for heating can easily lead to water loss, so you will be very thirsty when you wake up. Prepare a glass of warm water and replenish it in time when you are thirsty.

4. Do not fold the electric blanket when in use, because this will affect the tensile strength and bending properties of the electric heating wire, which will greatly increase the temperature of the electric blanket. security risks.

5. Heater

Cancer patients will also feel cold hands and feet when they sit indoors for a long time, especially in areas without heating, they are easy to catch a cold even indoors.

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The indoor heater is undoubtedlyIt is another “cold-resistant general”, such as household heaters, heaters, small suns and other equipment, can increase the indoor temperature and make people in the room feel warm. Just plug in the plug and turn on the heating switch. Friends can enjoy the “warm sun” indoors, and no longer have to be afraid of the “threat” of cold air indoors.

【Heating Precautions】

1. When the heater is in use, the temperature of the body is very high, so do not cover it with clothes or place it near electrical sockets, curtains, bedding and other items to avoid fire.

2. After turning on the heater, do not directly put the bare skin close to the heater, and pay attention to keep a safe distance of about 1 meter to avoid Anti-scald.

3. Do not use it with high-power electrical appliances at the same time to prevent short circuit and power failure. Also, stay away from couches, beds, water sources, and finally don’t forget to turn off the power to the heater when you leave the house.

Heating artifacts are a must-have intimate “little partner” in winter. Whether it is ordinary people or cancer patients, as long as they are used properly, they can be used to survive Have a warm and comfortable winter. You can choose the most suitable heating method according to your actual situation, so that your body and mind are full of warmth in the cold winter.

Responsible editor: Gynecological Oncology Mutual Assistant

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