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I tried heat patches to deal with unbearable period cramps in 2021, and I regret not using them sooner

Published on:15 February 2021, 14:20pm IST
Without a doubt, heat is the best way to get rid of period cramps. I tried Nua’s Cramp Comfort for my period pain, and here’s what happened.
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If nothing is helping with your period cramps, then try these heating pads.

“Arrrggghhh! My periods are killing me.” Well, this is all I would say every time my periods began. I think that was the biggest reason why I felt perpetually annoyed and irritable during my chums.

You must be wondering why am I being so dramatic, right? One meftal and it all goes away. Well, let’s just say I am not a big fan of popping pills, and even if I use natural methods like a hot water bag, reheating it several times is such a pain.

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But after discussing my problem with a friend, she literally dissed me for following old school methods to get relief from period cramps. “Dude, seriously kaunsi duniya mein ho tum”. There are so many products that are available today in the market. Why don’t you try them,” she literally joked about it and handed over these Cramp Comfort pads from Nua that she has been using for some time.

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Nua cramp-relieving patches

So, I thought let me also give it a shot. And it wasn’t that bad an idea.

Here’s what you need to know about these heating patches 

So, the concept is simple, they are self-heating pain-relieving patches. Of course, the heat is regulated, so that your skin stays safe. These patches can heat the abdomen for around eight hours, but when I wore them I don’t think the heat really lasted for more than five hours. 

Because it is made of natural ingredients, they were also very comfy to wear. This patch is biodegradable and has iron, salt, activated charcoal, clay, and is also water-absorbent. As per the material written at the back,  it reaches an optimum temperature of around 45 to 50 degrees, which isn’t all that bad. 

Here’s how you can use them

1. Take out the patch from the packet and peel it to reveal the sticky strip.

2. Now, stick this patch either on the inner or outer side of your undies.

Tip: Do not stick this patch directly on your skin.

After usage, peel it off and discard. And do keep an eye on the time, because you should not use these patches for more than eight hours. Of course, you can remove them even before, if just like me, you think there is not enough heat.  

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Nua cramp-relieving patches
But did they work on my cramps? Let me tell you

If I talk about myself, to some extent, these cramp relieving patches worked well for me. The thing I like about these pads is that you can just stick it to your lower abdomen, and do things on the go. I mean we all know that heating is the best way to relax your muscles down there, and of course I can’t travel with a heating bag under my undies. So, full marks for that.

Some things you need to keep in mind before using these Nua cramp-relieving patches
  • Do not use them on your face, wounds, damaged skin, or along with another heating method.
  • Do apply them, while sleeping.
  • Don’t put pressure on these patches.
  • If it is leaking, torn, or damaged, then don’t use it.
  • Don’t use this patch on a delicate fabric.
  • Consult your doctor if you are pregnant, have diabetes, have desensitized skin, or have a heart problem.
  • If there is any discomfort, then avoid and remove it immediately.

So, I’m convinced by patches. You, too, can try and let me know whether you feel the same way or not!