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A 24-year-old male asked:

If our body maintains a constant temperature, how does ice or cold in general help reduce things like inflammation and nausea?

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Dr. Kent Childs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Ice: It reduces swelling and inflammation. Plus help adjust the core temperature slightly. Blood flow improves in the area despite constriction
Dr. Mark Weston
Dr. Mark Weston commented
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 31 years experience
Reflex vadodilitation improves blood supply
Jun 11, 2015
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
You are talking : About core or basal body temperature. Local ice to an injury generally will not effectively change your core temperature.

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