Toasted Skin Syndrome and Seat Warmers
Our bodies are remarkable. The largest organ in our body, our skin, is no exception. Tasked with the burden of preventing foreign intruders from entering sensitive areas while keeping our internal organs at optimum temperature, our skin must perform every second of our lives. Our skin is also extremely sensitive and we are very perceptive to its sensitivity. One of these heightened areas of sensitivity is our perception of hot and cold, both for danger and self-preservation (avoiding fire and ice) as well as comfort (choosing a sweater for a drafty room or a t-shirt for a balmy afternoon). Modern technology interacts with our skin every day. However, modern electronic technology often gives off heat, intentionally or not, and that can be a problem when it comes into contact with our skin for an extended period of time. Visit our Prince William personal injury attorney page for more information.
While car seat warmers are tremendously comfortable on a cold morning or after a long workout, relying on them too much can be harmful to the skin. Dermatologists have seen a rapid increase in reports of a rash caused by prolonged exposure to moderate heat, not hot enough to burn, but hot enough to induce the unpleasant sounding “Toasted Skin Syndrome.” As car seat warmers become nearly standard among makes and models, it is important to exercise moderation in their use. Other known causes of Toasted Skin Syndrome include lap tops placed directly on the laps and muscle-relaxing heating pads. Follow direction labels for these items’ use to avoid personal injury and, though it may lead to a more patient warming process, you can avoid Toasted Skin Syndrome and uncomfortably dry skin, scaly rash, and possible permanent tint. The name of the syndrome conjures up the image of a delicately darkened marshmallow, perfect for the campfire, not for your thighs.
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