Laptop warming up your legs? Be careful of 'toasted skin syndrome',...

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Have you ever worked on your laptop computer with it sitting on your lap, heating up your legs? If so, you might want to rethink that habit.

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road rage

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Its not just the laptops elevating the scrotum temps in men its the adult websites they browse while surfing the web.
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I used a laptop in my dogs bed for years, in the winter, works very well.
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toasted nut syndrome
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toasted nut syndrome
Definitely... a lawsuit for impotence (LOL)
Reality Check

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Oct 4, 2010
 
Once I sat too close to a bonfire. I got roasted leg syndrome. My legs were hot for hours. I hope I don't suffer and long term effects.
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wow
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The toasted skin syndrome from keeping a warm notebook computer in your lap is something that was well-known previously as "erythema ab igne," a net-like rash on areas of the body exposed to chronic low-level heat, such as space heaters, fireplaces or hot water bottles. This chronic exposure to low level heat results in inflammation of blood vessels which is why the rash is reticulated/branched in the shape of the blood vessel network. If continued long enough, this disorder can potentially result in a squamous cell carcinoma of the skin. Protection from exposure to heat from any of these sources including laptop computers should be used to prevent serious consequences.

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