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Cold Or Warm Compress For Swelling
Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more
My son who is 8 has what looks like a black widow bite. But has no symptoms. What should I do. Its been 8 hrs He now has a central headache. His swelling went down after I sucked venom out and applied warm compress. Is it a black widow bite. What should I
ER please: Even if 8 hours passed by, in the interim call poison control center in your area ...Read more
I have what might be a cyst (firm skin bump), a warm compress temp. Reduces swelling. Would cancer respond to a warm compress?
Melbomian gland dysfunction. Warm compress, lid cleaning. 2x/ day. Eyelids still swollen. Doc gave Lotemax (loteprednol). Don't help with swelling. What to do?
My wife has swelling around the right eyeball's tear duct. The swelling is inside the eyelid, closest to her nose. She has taken zyrtec, (cetirizine) naproxin and is applying a warm compress. Is it ok?
Ice packs: After your tooth extraction, you can apply ice packs to your face to reduce swelling and stop the bleeding for 24 hours. Cold for swelling, warm for pain after 24 hours." ...Read more
A bug flew into my eye on Sun. It is now Wed; the lid is very swollen and the upper duct hurts. I have cold/warm compress, rinsed w/saline. Suggestion?
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A bruise on my shin for the lst 2 yrs has not went away (now brwn in clr). Now, 90% of my bruises won't go away. Cold & warm compress has been applied?
What you are seeing-: -is rust. As hemoglobin breaks down there is residual iron. If the body does not clean the bruised area completely, the iron rusts. This is more likely to happen with a significant bruise and there is a collection of blood involved. Too late to treat now but the next time, use ice, compression, elevate & later heat to aid in absorption. The ice is 2 stop bleeding and swelling. Ice=immediately. ...Read more
Time swollen: If swollen within 24 hrs cold compress. If after 24 hrs warm compress. ...Read more
Can a cold cause blurry vision and kind burning eyes? Eye doctor says my eyes are healthy that I just have blepharitis wich I treat with warm compress
If viral cold, yes: Sometimes with the viral shedding in the tear film, there can be minor irritation or blurriness that goes away as soon as the cold does. If not, call your eye doctor so they can assess under a slit lamp examination. Meanwhile, if your eyes are feeling 'hot', cool compresses may be better than warm until the cold goes away. If eyes are feeling cool, or cold, the warm compresses would be comforting. ...Read more
I have a chalazion that was growing bigger each day I treated it with warm compress and it somehow helped but know the chalazion feels squishy.
3to 4 times: Warm washcloth compress three to four times a day. If redness, pain or discharge occur get it checked out. ...Read more
What?: I have never heard of a warm compress helping skin spots. The warmth increases blood flow to the area. The area may look more red, but that doesn't last when the compress is removed. ...Read more
When should I seek medical attention for a Bartholin's cyst? The cyst has been noticeable for 3 days and I have been keeping a warm compress on it for twenty minutes at a time 5 times a day each day. There has been no decrease in size. There is some tende
You: You must go in and be seen now. These are very painful as you know, and the sooner you are on antibiotics the better. It may well also need to be lanced. Please be seen immediately for this. ...Read more
Yes-it can help: First, please be sure you know what the cause of the discomfort is due to. As long as you have been told the diagnosis, a warm compressor heating pad is very helpful. ...Read more
No: They may help after it is excised. ...Read more
I have a boil and it is very painful. I tried a warm compress but it's nothelping. What else can I do?
Urgent care clinic:
Without knowing where the boil is, how large, how long, and so on, it's hard to give accurate suggestions. In my practice, for one of my patients with similar issues, I would recommend she call her family physician or internist immediately. If you don't have one, go to an urgent care center now.
Treating boils at home can cause serious complications. ...Read more
Have small, purple bump next to clitoris. It hurts. What is it and how should I treat it? Warm compress?
Needs an exam: Lumps, bumps, blisters and other skin abnormalities on the genitals need to be evaluated. An examination will be needed to know the cause and treatment. Consider a virtual visit if you are comfortable. ...Read more
Have a small stye on the bottom waterline. I tried warm compress for a week and it shrinks but reappears, sometimes itchy. What should I do?
Lid hygiene: Try warm compress in combination with lid cleanser - diluted baby shampoo may be used. ...Read more
I have had Chalazion Removal surgery 1 wk ago; however, there still is a small firm nodule palpable at the sight. Should I start warm compress now?
Depends: If it is a very small 'nubin', ie a mm or so, it will probably slowly go away by itselt without further treatment. But if it's larger, especially 3-4 mm, it may need hot packs and possible drops especially if there is still inflammation. A re-op may be needed if it is getting larger and not going away. ...Read more
Can too much of a warm compress or high temperature heat cause a cyst to become infected? I haven't had problems w/ my cyst until I applied heat to it
Ice is better: When you bruise yourself, thetissues swell, partially from bleeding (black and blue) and also from fluid leaking into the tissues. Ice cools the tissues and will decrease the swelling. Heat causes local, blood vessels to dilate and can lead to increased swelling, increasing healing time. ...Read more
I have a small stye that has formed on my lower lid. Can I use tobradex (along with warm compress) to heal quicker?
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