Do not use Squid if you have any of the following conditions:
Thrombosis (blood clots in the brain, heart or other blood vessels); Aneurysm (enlargement of a blood vessel artery caused by a weak artery wall); Vascular disease which includes narrowing of blood vessels or thickening of blood vessel walls causing loss of blood flow; Diabetes (blood glucose disease); High blood pressure; Compromised local circulation (blood circulation that is not normal); Heart disease; Cancer (active disease state).
Do not use the Squid cold gel packs if you have any of the following conditions:
You can still use Squid as a sequential compression system without the cold gel packs.
Cold urticaria (hives after being exposed to cold); Cold hypersensitivity (slowing of the heart rate and/or skin swelling surrounded by redness; may be itchy after being exposed to the cold); Vasospastic disease (tissue swelling which can lead to death of the skin after being exposed to the cold); Paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria (presence of hemoglobin in the urine after being exposed to the cold); Raynaud’s syndrome (numb or prickly feeling and/or skin turns blue after being exposed to the cold); Cryoglobulinemia (higher than normal levels of blood cryoglobulins which are proteins).