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Can Ice Pack Be Put Over A Pacemaker
Do you really put an ice pack into a bag or wrapped around a towel before applying to injured areas?
A thin towel is best: Ice should never be placed directly on the skin to prevent "ice burns" to the skin. Best to wrap the ice bag in a thin towel to keep the ice directly off the skin. ...Read more
A pacemaker is a device which sends electrical signals to the heart triggering heartbeats when needed. There are many ways to implant and configure a pacemaker; it may beat the top chambers (atria), lower chambers (ventricles) or both. Some systems stimulate both the left and right ventricles together. Pacemakers generally treat abnormally slow heart rhythms and certain ...Read more
I had a pimple and I put a ice pack on it, now it's been pink for hours now like the section where I put the ice pack will it go away?
Normal reaction to the ice pack
it will go away ...Read more
Catch in my shoulder. Painful. 6 out of 10'at times. I put an ice pack on it. But it seems to have moved to the side and now even more 2 the front??
Shoulder pain: Hi Kate, was there any injury to the joint? If not, it could be Bursitis. If an injury, an x-Ray is in order. If not, and if you can tolerate ibuprofen and no allergies to it, 3 with meals for 5 days. If not better, seek attention, prolonged shoulder issues can lead to "frozen shoulder"! ...Read more
See a neurologist: There are many types of headaches and many reasons for each type. You should speak to your primary care physician who can refer you to a neurologist. It would be helpful for you to keep a "headache calendar" by noting down the timing, frequency, duration, and intensity of your headaches. Ice is not proven for migraines, especially if it is diffuse. Http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/headache. Html ...Read more
Ok pinched nerve in my back was hurting me and making it hard to breathe, put some cold ice pack on my back and I started to breathe normal W is tht?
You would be better: You should use heat to bring that infection up and out ...Read more
No: Trauma to the scalp often produces a "goose egg" swelling due to bleeding into the membranes of the scalp. Ice and pressure will reduce the amount of bleeding. If injury is severe, evaluation may be necessary including ct scan to look for fracture or bleeding inside the skull. Ice and pressure will not affect the fracture or internal bleeding. But additional evaluation would be necessary. ...Read more
Hurt my ball sack from bicycling. Any suggestions on how to heal them? Could I put a ice pack down there & if so how long?
Elevate, ice for 5-10 minute an hour x 2 But since it involves testicles would check out with ER this AM as soon as possible, just to insure no torsion as that can effect future fertility. Testicular injury and perineal injury is common in male bike riders. Go to ER this AM as soon as possible.
http://www. Webmd. Com/men/guide/testicle-injuries? Page=2 ...Read more
No: A "possible brain tumor" needs immediate evaluation by a neurosurgeon. An ice pack would not affect anything to the better if there is a tumor. A brain tumor needs to be diagnosed and treated at your neurosurgeon's direction. ...Read more
I put an ice pack directly on my skin and now I have three large discoloration areas on my leg. What can I do to get rid of this?
Time: Ice applied directly to the skin can damage it. In time the skin cells should be replaced by your body and the discoloration should fade. If it does not you may need to see a dermatologist ...Read more
My lower right jaw is given me problems when I lay down and I eat warm food. When I put an ice pack on it don't seem to effect it any or over-the- counter medicines. Plus it's swollen a little. What should I do?
Hi I was on my way to work walking down the stairs and my knee popped and I could hardly stand on it and walk back up the stairs when I put pressure or try to walk on it I can't what can I do I have an ice pack on it
There: There are several possibilities in this situation. The clinical presentation is suggestive of a meniscal tear. Other options include a pathologic plica, an osteochondral defect, or a loose body to the knee which was caught during motion. I would have this evaluated further. ...Read more
I have fever in my elbow hurts when I try to use it and bend it it really pains me. Kind of looks like I fell and hit it but I didn't. I helped lay sod grass yesterday. Put ice pack on it isome. It helps the pain. But only if I keep it on it. But the
Should I put Icyhot on a pulled muscle? I know heat is bad for injuries, but I work in a restaurant and can't keep an ice pack on my arm all day.
Topical salicylate: Topical salicylates such as BenGay can help with pain from sore muscles. It has nothing to do with heat. ...Read more
This morning put an ice pack on bare skin. Skin is red like a welt, no pain, no blisters and feeling is normal should I be concerned with the welt?
Well, actually ice: Can injure the skin. Try applying the ice over a thin towel and limit ice application to 15 minutes. ...Read more
My rib right under my right breast hurts badly, and is making it hard to breathe. I put an ice pack on it, but it isn't helping. Idk why it hurts!
Hard to say:
Have you been exercising, or did you lift something heavy? . If you have had a bad cough, that could pull a muscle between the ribs
we also worry about a "dropped lung".
See a osteopathic physician. They can rule out the medical possibilities and can manipulate your ribs if they determine it to be musculoskeletal. ...Read more
I have Plantar Fasciitis and got a cortisone injection in my right heel today. Dr asked to put ice pack and rest. Will the shot last & is permanent?
Cortisone shot: Should help but till cause found and treated you will need more. ...Read more
I put an ice pack directly on my cheek for 8 minutes last night. Now the spot is bright red (freezer burn?). Should I go to the doctor?
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.
Ice massage combines the therapeutic effect of ice (ice pack) with the mechanical effects of massage. Www. Otwithmd. Com. ...Read more
Ice pack for pain: Yes, that is a wonderful use for an ice pack. Might use it wrapped in a towel to protect your skin. Use it for 15 -20 minutes every 2-4 hours as tolerated. Good source of pain control and decreases swelling. ...Read more
Nothing: You can apply ice or heat now depending on whichever one improves your pain. Good news is whiplash usually resolves on it own. You may use over the counter pain medications if not allergic to them. Subsequently perform simple exercises to build strength and flexibility in the neck muscles.. ...Read more
I have a bump on my butt ~1.5in away from anus. It hurts to sit. What could it be? Will hydrocortizone help? Or ice pack?
Either one: Either one has excellent anti-inflammatory potential.Get a more detailed answer ›
What causes discomfort in chest upon exertion. It feels like an ice pack has been placed on the inside of my chest.?
Left an ice pack on for 20+ mins & now my cheeks are really red/pink so I think I'm ice burned. How do I reduce the redness? When will this heal?
Diagnosis first: Hi, it’s hard to say without a picture but there is a great app that may be able to help you get a diagnosis without being seen in person by a dermatologist. The app is called VisualDX and is one of the best, if not the best out there. Many clinicians, including myself, use it. Just snap a photo and it gives you a list of possible diagnoses. Good luck! ...Read more
I have lost 6 lbs in a week &2 lbs in one day, is this normal? No exercise &i'm eating. Hot at night too, takin ice pack to bed every night. Ideas?
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 let them know your symptoms and ask to see if your thyroid function should be checked. ...Read more
See your doctor: With these types of symptoms, you need to see your doctor for a personal evaluation to see what's going on. ...Read more
Tissue injury: The skin directly under the ice pack may suffer cold induced damage. A buffer of any conductive material like cloth, vinyl, plastic, etc. Can reduce the damage and frequent observation of the site is important. Blood flow through the skin surface is necessary to avoid cold damage and easy to verify by lifting the ice pack. ...Read more
Aftermath: Direct skin cold temperature exposure can cause injuries to the skin but unusual to have the described symptoms 2 weeks later. Allergic reaction? contact dermatitis? chemical burn? I'm worried about an infection, cellulitis to be more precise. Without knowing more I suggest you have this looked at by a dr asap ...Read more
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