Philips InfraCare are not suitable for everyone. Find out more about the contraindications.
When should I not use Philips InfraCare?
Published on 2017-12-22
When not to use
Never use Philips InfraCare:
- without consulting your doctor first if you suffer from severe diseases such as heart disease, acute inflammatory diseases, thrombosis, blood coagulation disorders, adrenal suppression, systemic lupus erythematous or malignant diseases;
- if you are oversensitive to infrared light or - if you have oedema;
- if you are insensitive to infrared radiation and heat due to a disease (e.g. advanced diabetes) or the use of painkillers;
- if you suffer from conditions associated with nerve demyelinisation such as carpal tunnel syndrome, multiple sclerosis and ulnar neuropathy;
- if you have an implanted device, particularly not if it is located in the vicinity of the treatment area;
- if you are pregnant, do not use the device to treat areas close to your abdomen, to avoid overheating of this area;
- if you have a swelling or an inflammation, as heat could aggravate the complaints;
on damaged or irritated skin or on wounds;
to treat areas on which you have recently applied topical counterirritants (creams or ointments containing e.g. menthol), as this can cause a mild inflammatory reaction;
- if you suffer from poor thermal regulation or impaired circulation
The list of contraindications is not exhaustive. In case of doubt, always consult your doctor.