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Thera-Med Cold Pack Headache Band

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Thera-Med Headache Band

The Bottom Line

The Thera-Med Cold Pack Headache Band is the best cold pack I've come across for the relief of headache or Migraine pain. It's light weight makes it a possibility for people who are bothered by the weight of a traditional ice pack and other gel packs I've tried. Since it doesn't need to be held in place, it can be used even at times when lying down or holding an ice pack is inconvenient. It's more flexible than most cold packs, and made of a soft, hypo-allergenic vinyl.
  • The band is light-weight and comfortable.
  • You can use the headache band without having to hold it in place.
  • It's reusable, economic, and cost effective.
  • Velcro closure may catch hair.


  • May be chilled in the refrigerator or freezer to suit your comfort level.
  • Made of an advanced gel that weighs less than most others and remains more flexible.
  • Velcro strap lets you put it in place and forget it.
  • Can be used across the forehead, over the eyes, or across the back of the neck.
  • Soft vinyl cover requires no additional cover.

Guide Review - Thera-Med Cold Pack Headache Band

Whether you're lying down, working at the office, or chasing a toddler around the house, the Thera-Med Cold Pack Headache Band can work for you. With a Velcro strap closure, it's easy to hold in place and light enough to be comfortable. Made of a soft, gentle vinyl, it doesn't irritate skin or need an additional cover. Filled with a Cryon gel, I found the band to be surprisingly flexible, even at its coldest. The 2.5-inch width makes it wide enough to be helpful, but narrow enough to not be in the way. The band is effective worn across the forehead or the eyes, and may also be used across the back of the neck if desired. It retains it's temperature well for 30 minutes, which is the amount of time recommended before taking a break from ice or other cold therapies. The only problem I had with the headache band was my hair getting caught in the Velcro closure while I was wearing it. That was quickly remedied by wrapping a tissue around the strap after fastening it. After the first use, I used a scrap of fabric to make a fabric tube to go on the band and slide over the Velcro after fastening it. A minor problem for such a good product. The Thera-Med Cold Pack Headache band is available in many pharmacy chains. A list of retailers is available on their web site.
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