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Will eating ice hurt me?

Will eating ice hurt me?

Maybe: You can break your teeth so my dentist fiends from on this. It could be a sign of anemia if you crave ice and other things like chalk or dirt. If you just like to eat ice once in a while it probably won't hurt you. ...Read more

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Does eating ice cream affect stomach ulcers? Hurts my stomach about 10mins after eating ice cream. The pain is where the ulcers are

Not expected: Actually cream tends to soothe the ulcer pain temporarily but does slow down your stomach emptying and thus may worsen your symptoms if you have reflux problem. You need to see a doctor see most ulcers can be permanently cured by a short course of medications if caused by a bacterium called h pylori. ...Read more

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I have a red bump that looks like a pimple on my left tonsil and it hurts to swallow only on my left side. I've been eating ice cubes to numb it too?

I have a red bump that looks like a pimple on my left tonsil and it hurts to swallow only on my left side. I've been eating ice cubes to numb it too?

Seek help now: Your symptom is concerning for an abscess of the tonsil. You should see a doctor as soon as possible. There are some other things it could be, but it needs to get checked out. ...Read more

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I broke ankle- still hurts/ slipped on ice, what to do?

I broke ankle- still hurts/ slipped on ice, what to do?

It depends ....: Pain and swelling is normal and may last for several months after a foot injury. Recovery depends on the location and type of fracture, the individuals healing ability, and the treatment. Factors that may speed your recovery include: immobilization, elevation, good nutrition, and physical therapy. Have it evaluated and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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My shoulder really hurts all of a sudden. What do you think is the problem? What should I do? I have tried ice but it still hurts!

My shoulder really hurts all of a sudden. What do you think is the problem? What should I do? I have tried ice but it still hurts!

Hard to tell: Your pain could be from several sources. If you didn't have an injury and it started hurting after activity you may have just flared up your rotator cuff depending on your age. Other causes include a "pinched nerve", frozen shoulder or adhesive capsulitis (common in women age 40-60 and begins with pain), or referred pain from a cardiac or intrabdominal source. Start with rice and see md if worse. ...Read more

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My chin hurts after hitting it on a dumbbell. Ice it?

My chin hurts after hitting it on a dumbbell. Ice it?

Sore chin: If the chin is just sore after hitting it with a dumbell, then i would ice it 20 minutes every hour for the first 2 days. If you are not allergic, you can also take an anti-inflammatory medicine like advil (ibuprofen) or naproxen. If there is any change in your teeth fitting together, then you should definitely see a dentist or physician. ...Read more

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Could putting ice on your vein hurt you?

Could putting ice on your vein hurt you?

No harm: Water ice will not cause any harm, even if placed overtop and obvious vein. ...Read more

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I banged my leg and now it hurts. Should I use ice?

I banged my leg and now it hurts. Should I use ice?

Helpful: An ice pack can diminish the swelling and lower the amount of bleeding in a bruised body part. You can use it for a day or two until the capillaries close off and healing starts. ...Read more