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I fell on my knee at the rollerskating rink 2 weeks ago. I keep ice on every night. It feels like a squishy ball on my kneecap and it's red and hot?

I fell on my knee at the rollerskating rink 2 weeks ago. I keep ice on every night. It feels like a squishy ball on my kneecap and it's red and hot?

This is fluid or-: -blood in the pre patellar bursa. @ 40 2 things need 2B ruled out. 1=infection, especially if there was an abrasion or cut involved. 2=gout, which is the great impersonator. Looks like infection but treatment is completely different. Get in 2 C Ur orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Need i be worried about pressure in the front of my head, a stiff neck, and mild dizziness after hitting back of my head on an ice rink two days ago?

Need i be worried about pressure in the front of my head, a stiff neck, and mild dizziness after hitting back of my head on an ice rink two days ago?

Yes: Symptoms like these deserve a full evaluation in person by your health care provider. It sounds like you have suffered a concussion and need to not exert yourself until symptoms are 100% resolved. See the cdc website for more info: http://j.Mp/12m6hk4. ...Read more

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What are ice baths good for ?

What are ice baths good for ?

Ice baths: Ice baths are good for penguins, polar bears, seals, and certain fish! Just kidding! Ice baths are good for cooling the body when it is very hot. They are seldom used in hospitals- there are cooling blankets that can do this, which do not make a watery mess. Sometimes, for a fever for example, cooling the body prevents damage from an excessive temperature. ...Read more

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Does eating ice dehidrate you?

Does eating ice dehidrate you?

No: This is a old superstition. People who crave ice may be iron deficient -- i always doubted this old teaching until i discovered myself wanting ice chips and went on to find i'd iron-depleted myself with overfrequent blood bank deposits. Don't overdo it, and thanks for asking. ...Read more

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Are there any negative effects of eating ice?

None: If you eat too fast you may get a brief cold induced headache but otherwise, if the ice is pure and not contaminated, this becomes an alternate way of ingesting water. ...Read more

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Is eating too much ice bad?

Is eating too much ice bad?

How much is too much: Eating ice is probably not bad (except it is bad to chew ice as it is hard on the teeth.) however, there are reports of people getting water intoxicated due to drinking too much water leading to an electrolyte imbalances. Avoid too much of anything is a good rule of thumb. ...Read more

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Is drinking ice ok for pregancy?

Is drinking ice ok for pregancy?

Should be: I am not aware of any issue with drinking iced drinks while pregnant ...Read more