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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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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
49 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
It depend: How long you held the ice back, most of the time it is superficial and heal in a week, but if it was held for long time could be deep and serious.
Dr. Janet Turkle
35 years experience Plastic Surgery
Can be serious: This is similar to a burn. This should be evaluated by a physician as soon as possible.

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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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Dr. Blake Miller
13 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Either one: Either one has excellent anti-inflammatory potential.
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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
A 30-year-old member asked:
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
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.
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

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