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Dr. Darrell Herrington
33 years experience in Family Medicine
Possible Infection: See your doctor immediately to get this evaluated.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Fisher
33 years experience in Neurology
It isn't really: The brain is highly protected from temperature extremes. But stay outside in high heat without drinking fluids for a long time, let your core temperat ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Babak Larian
24 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Neck swelling: No, and it can actually make it worst. Ice pack would be better unless u have a salivary gland infection.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Polecritti
17 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Depends: Ice is good on acute injuries to decrease the inflammation, like when an athlete sprains an ankle. Heat promotes blood flow to the area in order to h ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience in Cardiology
Yes: The treatment for heat exhaustion or its more serious next stage, heat stroke, is rapid cooling. Immersion in ice water is an effective treatment.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Butler
20 years experience in Family Medicine
Ans: Well need more information. Any swelling or pain or redness. Can you walk without pain? You are best to see your doctor
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Hendrix
26 years experience in Podiatry
Edema: Swelling about the ankle may have a different sources ranging from sprains and strains to increased sodium intake to lymphedema, etc.... See your p ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
It is possible: To have neck swelling of the neck from whiplash injury, the ligament in the back of the neck could get inflamed or have sprain in it. Good luck, thank ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Machtinger
43 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Sometimes: But not very often. If you experience recurrent joint pain or swelling with hives you should see your physician or a board-certified allergist.
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Trettin
32 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Stretch muscles: "Shin splint" pain w/ no injury is best treated w/NSAIDs ( ibuprofen), stretching of your lower leg muscles ( w/ theraband) and weight loss.If no impr ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
31 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
See below: If the joint is acutely hot, red and swollen, ice would be better than heat which may increase inflammation. For joints that are not hot or swollen bu ... Read More
A 76-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Stein
59 years experience in Pain Management
Either: Ice shuts off blood supply while heat increases the blood supply which would make the healing process go faster. I recommend heat to my patients mos ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
24 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Unlikely: Leg swelling attributed to sunburn would not be expected to cause blood clots. Common causes of blood clots include prolonged immobility (i.e. Long p ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
35 years experience in Wound care
Insult to injury: If you remember that sunburn is an injury to the skin caused by radiation, the skin is already damaged. Healing inflammation occurs (red, hot, swolle ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Spitz
36 years experience in Vascular Surgery
Cold: Some use of cold compresses may decrease the discomfort associated with blood clots in the legs. As always protect the skin when using hot or cold an ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience in Family Medicine
See your doctor: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Blood flow: The cardinal signs of inflammation are pain, swelling, loss of function, redness and warmth. The last two are related to increased blood flow through ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradley Butkovich
26 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Probably not: Wrap a towel around your leg over the cast and use a large ice pack or big ziplock bag full of ice and secure it with an ACE wrap. Also Elevate your ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael McGonigal
38 years experience in General Surgery
Cold then heat: Most sports medicine experts recommend cold first, because it decreases swelling and pain. Then later, heat frequently provides more relief. However, ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Greg Hinson
26 years experience in Family Medicine
Might be broken: A fall on an outstretched hand is an easy way to get a torus or buckle fracture in the wrist. It's easy to treat, and rarely results in any complicati ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradly Shollenberger
35 years experience in Podiatry
Yes: When you become overheated, your body seeks to lower it's temperature by vasodilating and allowing increased blood flow to the skin. This can result i ... Read More
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Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience in Cardiology
Neck swelling: Unlikely related to HTN but would recommend further evaluation with your physician.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Daquino
20 years experience in Sports Medicine
Ice and exercise: Most anterior knee pain is due to a imbalance in muscle strength in the quads plus a few other factors. Apply ice after exercise and start working on ... Read More
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Dr. Steven Sheskier
38 years experience in Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Yes: The extra fat can impend circulation of blood in the veins as well as lymph vessels by crimping them off at the groin. Obesity is often the cause of c ... Read More
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