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ice pack hyperpigmentation
A 30-year-old member asked:
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
A 45-year-old member asked:
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: Ice packs or cool compresses often help headaches and may also ease the pain from tmj.
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
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:
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:
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.
A 38-year-old female asked:
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
A 40-year-old member asked:
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:
33 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Proceed as instructed.
A 73-year-old female asked:
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
A 20-year-old female asked:
49 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Normal reaction to the ice pack
it will go away
A 21-year-old female asked:
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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