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cold pack or hot pack for swelling

A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
26 years experience Ophthalmology
Depends if it's eye: or ear you are talking about or sinuses. Best if you can have your PCP do a physical exam of your face, ears, nose, eyes, and throat and see what's go ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michio Abe
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Heat or cold: For acute back injury with tissue swelling, use ice to bring down the inflammation. But heat and ice both shock the body into breaking the pain spasm ... Read More
Dr. Christopher Dowd
20 years experience Internal Medicine
Often heat, but...: If you've acutely injured your back (strain, contusion/bruise, etc) then cold compresses for the first few days will probably help. If this is a chro ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Henry Ng
Dr. Henry Ng answered
20 years experience Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Yes: I take it that you had a vaccination with menactra, or the Meningococcal vaccine? You can apply a warm or cool pack to the injection site for comfort ... Read More
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Cold: general rule: cold compresses slow down or stop pain messages to the brain. Heat can speed them up. Heat could increase local blood flow and resolve m ... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sinclair
38 years experience Family Medicine
If only you could: I wish i could tell you there is some great home remedy for shingles pain but I have never heard of it. Nothing works very well. The nerve is in the " ... Read More
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Dr. Erik Borncamp
25 years experience Wound care
On what?: You may be following up on an earlier question but we cannot see it. May want to repeat some info each time you submit.
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
59 years experience Internal Medicine
A number of ways: 1. It increases local blood circulation bringing Red Cells) oxygen (healing) and White cells (immunity) to the lesion 2. Once the abscess opens from ... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Recommend: that you see your physician with the wheezing you are experiencing. In the meantime - hydrate really well . Can steam up your bathroom with shower - ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Cohn
16 years experience Ophthalmology
Flush flush: flush out the eye with cool running water if you have no access to a chemical water station or urgent care/ emergency room. There are kids available a ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Hot pack: Yes you can use a hot pack but make sure it is not so hot that it can burn you.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
53 years experience General Practice
SIJ: 22 yo male bemoans "hot poker stick" type of pain in low back region when reclined supine or prone. In these positions the anterior and posterior supe ... Read More
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