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Dr. Michael Sawyer
36 years experience General Surgery
No: Ice packs are good for external bruises or injuries to muscles and other superficial tissues. Reflux occurs in the area of the junction between your e ... Read More

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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: Ice packs or cool compresses often help headaches and may also ease the pain from tmj.
Dr. James Bates
36 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Yes and no.: Tmj problems usually respond better to moist heat than to ice. Moist heat increases blood flow, while ice restricts blood flow to the muscles and the ... Read More
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Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
45 years experience Dentistry
Yes but modify: I agree with many of the answers here. An acute injury to the mandible or face should be iced. I often recommend a frozen bag of peas or popcorn ker ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Kates
26 years experience Dermatology
Chin Pain: Ice usually helps alleviate most discomforts. However, if the pain does not go away i urge you to seek out a professional to find out the underlying ... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sheila Goodman
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: The 2 are equivalent. Either one is fine. If it isn't working, Hydrocortisone cream on the itchy area or antihistamine pills (like benadryl) may help.
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Francis
14 years experience Emergency Medicine
Nothing: Whiplash or cervical muscle and/or ligament strain/sprain often leads to neck muscle spasm so ice could actually potentiate or make spasm worse. Heat ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
31 years experience Family Medicine
A thin towel is best: Ice should never be placed directly on the skin to prevent "ice burns" to the skin. Best to wrap the ice bag in a thin towel to keep the ice directly ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
33 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Proceed as instructed.
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A 73-year-old female asked:
Dr. Manjeet Singh
10 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
Chest pain: Chest pain differential is huge including acid reflux, chest wall pain, heart attack, pneumonia, aortic dissection. I would get this evaluated by a ph ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Padma Bala
49 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Normal reaction to the ice pack it will go away
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allan Bloom
47 years experience Internal Medicine
Shoulder pain: Hi Kate, was there any injury to the joint? If not, it could be Bursitis. If an injury, an x-Ray is in order. If not, and if you can tolerate ibupr ... Read More

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