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Cool Compresses (Overview)

Alternate between taking warm showers and using cold compresses to help relieve the discomfort of engorged breasts.


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For stiff neck do you use warm or cool compresses to reduce swelling?

For stiff neck do you use warm or cool compresses to reduce swelling?

Whichever feels good: Both heat and cold can feel good. Experiment and see what feels better for you. Be careful that you do not burn or freeze the skin. ...Read more

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Cool Compresses (Overview)

Alternate between taking warm showers and using cold compresses to help relieve the discomfort of engorged breasts.


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Sinus infection again! meds saline spray Flonase humidifier cool compresses, tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain. Any other way to get some relief , id like to sleep?

Sinus infection again! meds saline spray Flonase humidifier cool compresses, tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain. Any other way to get some relief , id like to sleep?

How often?: I presume that you have more than 4 bouts of sinusitis a year when you said "again". If so you need a sinus ct to ascertain if there is any anatomic obstruction to the sinus openings. If not, you may need an immunologic evaluation. Check with an allergist if no obstruction is found. ...Read more

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I notice that during the morning I'm 6'1" and at night I'm just under 6'. Is there a way so my spine compresses less throughout the day?

I notice that during the morning I'm 6'1" and at night I'm just under 6'. Is there a way so my spine compresses less throughout the day?

Don't get out of bed: or hang by Ur heels. All kidding aside, there is no way. Being upright compresses the spine & the disk spaces rehydrate while sleeping as they R unloaded. As soon as we stand the opposite happens. The fluid is squeezed out as we stand & walk about. ...Read more

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Can someone explain how the "warm compresses" work on a wound?

Can someone explain how the "warm compresses" work on a wound?

Blood Supply: Hot compresses increase blood flow to the area and can increase the elasticity of the muscles and connective tissue surrounding the joints, thus minimizing stiffness and pain, and preparing the muscles to work more efficiently.Hot compress should not be applied longer than 15 to 20 mins at a time. Moist heat penetrates more effectively than dry heat. Warm, not hot! ...Read more

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I had a chalazion surgery about two months ago however the chalazion is still there. I've tried warn compresses repeatedly and nothing seems to work.

I had a chalazion surgery about two months ago however the chalazion is still there. I've tried warn compresses repeatedly and nothing seems to work.

Recheck with eyedoc: Some chalazia are multi loculated so that your ophthalmologist may have cleaned out the larger one but simply missed the smaller one. A few will reseal and collect the debris and form another chalazion. Since these are benign, you can have another removal or simply ignore a small residual chalazion if that is all that is left. If in doubt , check with your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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How many hot compresses should I put on my sty?

As much as possible: 4 times a day is 4 times better than once a day. Just don't burn yourself. ...Read more

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Is it a good idea to use hot compresses on chalazion?

Is it a good idea to use hot compresses on chalazion?

Yes: Yes, that is the cheapest treatment out there and it works well. Just make sure not to burn yourself! also, hot tea bags is a bad idea! ...Read more

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Compresses (Definition)

Warm compresses can increase milk flow and cold ...Read more