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Chills was posted 02/28/2001 11:36 pm by JS
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Dear Cindy... My Dad was always cold after he lost a tremendous amount of weight. Medically, I attributed it to no body fat. At one point his temperature was actually 94 degrees for about 36 hours. We had a hard time getting him warm. One thing that was always cold was his hands. I made him a rice bag with some soft stretchy cloth, filled with regular rice, which you warm in the microwave. It stays warm for quite awhile and this seemed to help. We did use an electric blanket until he started on the patch, then there are warnings about direct heat to the patches so we had to stop. He did use a heating pad for his feet all the time he was in bed. As in the above post, we had the heat up all winter and we all were really warm and he would still be cold or just barely comfortable. Hope this helps. JS>

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