Cooling products (July 2013)

Cooling products (July 2013)

Some people with OI (orthostatic intolerance), POTS (Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome), etc. feel “better” in warm weather and “feel” better in cold weather.

Increased humidity, poor air quality and heat have very negative effects on the two patients I know best.

A friend helped us start this list of cooling vests and other cooling products:

http://www.bodycooling.net/cooling.html

http://www.mscooling.com/product/6522

http://www.mscooling.com/phasechangevest

http://www.stacoolvest.com/

http://www.glaciertek.com/

http://www.arcticheatusa.com/

http://www.techniche-intl.com/en/home.html

http://www.coolsport.net/index2.html

http://store.polarsoftice.com/polarshop/pc/home.asp

It was nice to find out that the cooling vests and neck wraps do indeed make a difference for our household (even indoors).

Consider the humidity levels of your area.

If high humidity is frequent in your area, products that use freezer/gel packs (while more expensive) cool much more effectively than evaporative products.

 

Sue J supplied a link to a blanket (thanks):

http://www.solutions.com/jump.jsp?itemID=17114&itemType=PRODUCT&iProductID=17114

 

Pillows and such:

http://www.solutions.com/jump.jsp?itemType=PRODUCT&itemID=17022

http://www.polarproducts.com/polarshop/pc/Soft-Ice-Cooling-Pillowcase-14p42.htm

http://www.amazon.com/Hot-Flash-Cooling-Pillow-Primley/dp/B001PL7R5Y

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0029LHHP4/ref=pd_lpo_k2_dp_sr_2?pf_rd_p=1535523722&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe-1&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=B001PL7R5Y&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=1MMFH80N3QQ3EP14AWC0

http://www.amazon.com/Sleep-Innovations-Reversible-Memory-Pillow/dp/B0073CIVTK/ref=pd_sim_hg_4

http://solutions.blair.com/p/cool-gelmat/51165.uts

 

Absorber cloths cut into long strips that you just dunk into cold water.  They don’t get as warm as the fatter neck cloths and they’re not heavy.  (thanks SHW)

http://www.amazon.com/Frogg-Toggs-Chilly-Cooling-Towel/dp/B0049RPBWW Because this is an evaporative product, it will be more effective in areas of low humidity.

 

Other cooling products:

http://www.polarproducts.com/polarshop/pc/Kool-Max-Ankle-Foot-Cooling-Wrap-14p232.htm

http://www.polarproducts.com/polarshop/pc/Pair-of-Kool-Max-Cooling-Wrist-Wraps-14p82.htm

http://www.polarproducts.com/polarshop/pc/Kool-Max-Cooling-Neck-Upper-Spine-Wrap-14p43.htm

http://www.mscooling.com/phase-changing

http://www.amazon.com/BeColm-Hot-Flash-Relief-Cooling/dp/B007V81OGS/ref=pd_sim_hg_24

Amazon has many additional cooling products – possible search terms are: cooling for MS, cooling vest, cooling neck wraps, cooling wraps wrist (or ankle).

Please consider the humidity levels of your area.

If high humidity is frequent in your area, products that use freezer/gel packs (while more expensive) cool much more effectively than evaporative products.

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