Overuse Of Heated Car Seats Can Be Dangerous
Do you have heated car seats? They can be amazing during the winter, however, they can also be dangerous.
Doctors say drivers who use their heated seats for long periods of time, could suffer from a skin condition called "erytherma ab igne”. This is more commonly known as Toasted Skin Syndrome.
Toasted Skin Syndrome is a rash caused by prolonged exposure to warm temperatures. Some people may complain of mild itchiness and a burning sensation. Most don't actually notice it unless they see a change in color on their skin. Heated seats average 105 degrees.
WTOP explains symptoms develop over weeks and months.
A red, netlike rash can develop after prolonged use on areas warmed by the seat heater, usually from the lower back to the back of the thighs and all points in between. Researchers say most people who get TSS don’t realize it at first, and since it develops on parts of the body that are tough to spot in a mirror, it often goes undetected until it turns nasty."
You may enjoy your seats being very hot, but be careful with them in the future.