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Is it appropriate to use ice or heat on head injuries?

Is it appropriate to use ice or heat on head injuries?

Depends: If the ice is used on a superficial contusion, that is fine but for any possible internal or closed head injury, the treatment is to get seen asap by a medical professional. ...Read more

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Dr. John Landi
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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more


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No injury. Pain in base of skull on left side. Feels like a ball of pain. Sore to touch sore to lay on. Ibpro was no help neither heat or ice.

No injury. Pain in base of skull on left side. Feels like a ball of pain. Sore to touch sore to lay on. Ibpro was no help neither heat or ice.

More info: It sounds as if you are having a serious pain issue that could have a serious cause. I see you have had a ct scan and cystectomy in the past. Were these related to this pain syndrome or was that a different issue? You also list anxiety and eye pain as conditions that you have/have had, are you having these symptoms now; and if so, do you think they are related? A complex case may need a specialist. ...Read more

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For a head bruise/contusion, how many hours after the injury can I apply heat? How many times & how many minutes each time?Use heat for how many days?

For a head bruise/contusion, how many hours after the injury can I apply heat? How many times & how many minutes each time?Use heat for how many days?

No set rules: To minimize swelling after an injury, cold applications are recommended for 24 to 48 hours and then switch to warm applications for 20 minutes every few hours. The heat increases blood supply and breaks down blood clots under skin and promotes healing. Wrap the ice and the hot packs in a towel when applying. Discontinue the warm applications when soreness improves which is usually after several day. ...Read more

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I have a neck pain issue, seeing drs/pt. Heating pad on neck makes my head instantly throb. Drs are confused. Ice is fine. Had Prednisone, no help?

I have a neck pain issue, seeing drs/pt. Heating pad on neck makes my head instantly throb. Drs are confused. Ice is fine. Had Prednisone, no help?

Uncertain ? Diagnosi: Need to know the diagnosis. We see this kind of problem in a lot of situations that you need a better diagnosis to clarify your therapy. It depends on examination the range of motion of your neck and even the muscle tone in myofascial tender points. You may well need imaging, x-rays and even injections. ...Read more

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What can I do, to get rid of this pain, its in the back of my neck, runs up left side my skull to front. I have tried heat packs and ice.

Dr. Brian Le Dr. Le
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What can I do, to get rid of this pain, its in the back of my neck, runs up left side my skull to front. I have tried heat packs and ice.

Neck pain: The neck pain can be caused by muscle strain, spinal stenosis, ruptured disc, nerve impingement ... I suspect that your pain might be due to pinched nerve. I recommend you seeking help from a pain management doctor. You might benefit from a comprehensive evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Why does my head heat up all day and night?

Why does my head heat up all day and night?

Heat in the head: Heat in the head is very unusual symptom and if you feel it all the time then you should check with your doctor as to what is causing the heat in your head.It is difficult to say what it can be without more detailed history and physical exam. ...Read more

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What happens when somebody feels heat as if it is peppery at the center of the head.This happens once a while.

What happens when somebody feels heat as if it is peppery at the center of the head.This happens once a while.

Heat: It sounds like you are having hot flashes. This may be normal for your age. Do you still get periods? Hot flashes happen sporadically and are typically worse at night. If it is bothersome get labs to check your hormonal levels to confirm and you may be a candidate for hormone replacement. You can also try taking 2 max strength estroven every morning to help with your symptoms. ...Read more

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Head Trauma (Definition)

Any injury to the face, skull, or brain as a result of blunt force, or penetrating trauma. It can also occur due to rapid ...Read more