HOW MANY TIMES CAN ELECTRODES BE USED?
The durability of iReliev electrodes depends entirely on the application, storage, humidity and care on the part of the person using. In the event, all conditions are perfect, we estimate 20-30 twenty minute sessions per pad.
Application: Before each electrode application, skin must be cleaned with water and soap to remove any lotions, skin oils, make-up and dead skin. Any debris on the skin will be transferred to the gel of the electrode thereby compromising the integrity of the gel’s adhesiveness. Therefore, a clean surface is the most important factor in the number of applications for an electrode.
Storage: After every use the electrode must be returned to the “ON” side of the Mylar liner, and placed in the original, re-sealable package to prevent loss of moisture. The electrodes should be stored at a temperature that would be comfortable for a human being, or somewhere between 41.0° and 80.6° F. with humidity at 35-50%.
DO NOT: Store in freezer/refrigerator, leave in extreme heat, submerge in water, or leave outside of the package.
Care: After usage, if the electrode picks up small amounts of debris you may use a drop of water on your finger to gently rub the debris off the electrode. Most important to the care of the electrode is applying it to a clean surface with each use.
DO NOT: Use soap, alcohol, submerge in water, or scrub with abrasive material.
The number of applications depends entirely on the proper application, storage and care by the user. The durability of the electrodes depends on the adhesiveness of the gel and its adhesiveness depends on keeping the gel clean, hydrated and free from foreign debris.
ARE YOUR ELECTRODES DISPOSABLE?
Yes. When electrodes show wear and tear, no longer offer necessary tack or are no longer comfortable for the user, simply replace them with a new set.
CAN ELECTRODE PADS BE USED BY MORE THAN ONE PATIENT?
For necessary and proper hygiene, the FDA requires electrode pads to be labeled for single person use. Our electrodes are intended for single patient use only. All electrodes are disposable and should be discarded if compromised, and a fresh set used.
IS THE GEL HYPOALLEGENIC?
The definition of hypoallergenic is “less likely to cause an allergic reaction than other comparable goods.” There is no scientific formula to measure or test this since everybody is different; therefore our electrode pad and the gel used is not labeled as hypoallergenic.
DOES YOUR PRODUCT CONTAINT LATEX?
All of our products are free of natural latex. We do not use latex of any kind in the electrodes we manufacture.
HOW DO I REMOVE ELECTRODE FROM THE SKIN?
Always lift electrodes from the edge, NOT the lead wire.
CAN I USE HOT OR COLD PACKS?
Use of hot or cold packs for long periods of time can cause adhesive separation.