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Could You Put A Heating Pack On The Back Just After Surgery
I had laparoscopy surgery a week ago would you suggest using a heating pad or ice pack on the area? I'm no longer swollen from the surgery.
Ice vs. heat: Simple answer is to use what feels the best at this point. Since swelling gone there is no reason to use ice if heat feels better. Ice may numb that area and help also. Really it's your choice now. ...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
I did an MRI in June 2015 after feeling pain in my neck for a long while. I put a load on my head at the end of May and it trigger end the pain again.
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
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?
Yes: Normal reaction to the ice pack it will go away ...Read more
No it will not hurt: Kidney infection is a very serious condition. I assume you are under the treatment of a physician. To use heat pad to help the pain, if it helps to alleviate the pain, can be used. Zk. ...Read more
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.
I had a mole on my back taken off a week ago...is it possible to feel the pain from your back in your chest?
If I carry my backpack on the just one shoulder each and then back half of the time, then does it even out the stress on my shoulders?
No: Wearing a backpack improperly can lead to severe problems get a good one and get it fitted - at a camping or adventure store - for example rei if you have access. ...Read more
Back hurt i was in a car accident on last wed. My back is hurting a little bit, not as much as it was on friday. Do i need to go to the chiropractor just in case.
Before : Before seeing a chiropractor you should probably see your primary care provider first. He/she will perform a complete exam and may order x-rays. From there it can be determined if chiropractic services are in order. On the other hand, if you are already under the care of a chiropractor it is reasonable to go there and the chiropractor will tell you if you should see your primary care provider. I hope you are better soon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably not: Depending on the type of procedure, many incisions and removals leave behind a wound that should be allowed to heal and needs to be cared for in a special way to allow that healing the best opportunity to do well. If you ever have a question about what you can/should/should not do after a procedure, it is vital to ask the provider or their support staff what to do. Always follow instructions. ...Read more
No relief was on crutches for a week the two days i was walking on my foot my Achilles feels like it is going to burst. I can't even put pressure on it. Back on crutches. Could this all be from the calcaneal spur aggrevating it?
Can putting some pressure on the top of your head give you a concussion if you had one before. I was leaning back on my bed's hard cushioned headboard?
After showers, why does it hurt to put on clothes? This only started happening a few months back. I have the shower knob on the same that I always do.
Nudes or Nerves: Means you're a natural-born nudist!Or maybe a side effect of one of your medications(maybe clonidine).I assume you mean your skin has become more sensitive and not your muscles.Correct me if I'm wrong, because muscle soreness could mean something else. Also, the skin feeling after shower could mean a nerve problem that young people can get, so since it's been three months,best to see your doctor!! ...Read more
I fell and hit my leg against the cupboard i fell from i applied ice pack immediately but now a small area next to the gash is numb, why?
Unrelated: If you remember that the nerves in the skin run in all directions including across the area that is now your open wound. In addition, there is inflammation of healing (red, hot, swollen and tender) that may involve that nerve. Plus, the trauma may have cut or otherwise damaged that nerve. The good news is that skin nerves usually resolve and return to function depending on the injury severity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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