Heat water to a temperature you can tolerate when applied to your skin and pour the heated water into a container.
Fold a smaller towel, piece of material or bandage and submerge it in the heated water. Squeeze gently to remove excess liquid.
Place the compress on the affected area and cover with cling wrap or a plastic bag. Fold a larger towel over the top, and tape it lightly to your skin if it won't stay in place.
Leave the compress on the affected area until it cools to your body's temperature. Remove and discard.
Things You Will Need
- 1 pint hot water
- Smaller towel, piece of material or bandage
- Cling wrap or plastic bag
- Larger towel
- Add four drops of essential oil to the pint of hot water if desired.