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Cellulitis Ice Pack
I went to the Er two days ago and was diagnosed with cellulitus would it be best to use a heating pad or ice pack on it?
My husband was dx with cellulitis and his foot and ankle are swollen. Should he use ice or heat packs to help lessen the swelling?
Have cellulitis packing just came out, should I wash it daily or soak it? How to tell when its ok to let close up? Still on antibiotics
Either one: Either one has excellent anti-inflammatory potential.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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?
You are OK: Place a cloth between the ice pack and the cheek like a wash cloth. You did not say why you are using an ice pack ...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
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
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
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?
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 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
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
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
I got an an ice burn about 3 weeks ago from an ice pack. The skin is not hard but it is still discolored. How do I fix this?
I had a tetnus injection after 5-6 days of my cut... Now that region is swollen and its itchy n painful. What to do as I applied ice pack also?
You may need antibiotics
see your doctor. ...Read more