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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cornelius Oleary
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Keflex: If you have cellulitis you should be treated with oral antibiotics.

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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Simon
38 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Ice and elevation: I assume he is on appropriate antibiotics for the infection, the first treatment necessity. Then elevation will help decrease swelling. Ice may ease d ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Buck Parker
17 years experience General Surgery
Wash Don't Soak: You can wash it gently with soap and water and dry it when done. When there is no purulent drainage, it will close on it's own. Depending on the deg ... Read More
Dr. Liesa Harte
29 years experience Family Medicine
Cellulitis: You should be asking your doctor this question! Are you diabetic? Why do you have cellulitis?
Dr. Michael Michaels
53 years experience Urology
Need more info: Where is the cellulitis? If a packing was placed then there was an abscess.How big a cavity was drained? How long ago? We want the cavity to heal and ... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
Frostbite: Is frostbite. The question is do you have it or not? Did your fingers blister? Change color? Or is it you simply held the ice pack and felt cold?
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chris Hawley
24 years experience Family Medicine
Ice, Ice,...: It depends. If there is a hard nodule under the skin from bleeding (like a hematoma) or a spasmed muscle, a gentle friction massage is great! if it ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jose Barreto
14 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Mechanical effect: Ice massage is usually done for small areas and treatment usually last 7-10 minutes. Ice pack is applied (but no massage is done) for 15-20 minutes. ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
30 years experience Addiction Medicine
The massage: An ice pack is just putting cold on an area. Ice massage usually involves freezing water in a paper or styrofoam cup and peeling down the cup exposin ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Horvath
46 years experience Dermatology
Try antihistamine: Try non-sedating otc antihistamine such as Claritin (loratadine). If these are painful, they may represent a type of small hive brought on by change i ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
55 years experience Rheumatology
You are OK: Place a cloth between the ice pack and the cheek like a wash cloth. You did not say why you are using an ice pack
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Jarrett
19 years experience Internal Medicine
Thyroid needs test: This is an excessive amount of weight loss and the heat intolerance suggests that your thyroid may be overactive. I would see your primary doctor and ... Read More

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