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Do You Use Hot Or Cold Compress For 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
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
Ice, ice, ice: Start first with resting, staying off it completely. Wrap it with compressive wraps like an ace bandage, use lots of cold compresses or ice. Hot compresses actually only make the skin feel better, but inside increase swelling and delay healing. Hope this answers your question. ...Read more
Depends...: ..Allergy-use cold; infection use hot.Get a more detailed answer ›
Should I use Cold or Hot compress for tired feet? .
And is it okay to use hot compress for Achilles tendinitis ? . . . THANK YOU :)
Ice is best: Ice is best in the first 24-72 hours following an ankle sprain. This helps decrease the swelling and inflammation which in turn decreases the pain. Do not leave the ice on for more than 15-20minutes. Use a towel to protect your skin against the ice. This can be repeated several x day. Price (protection, rest, ice, compression, and elevation). *if pain continues or worsens please see your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Cold to decrease pain and swelling, heat to improve flexibility and blood flow to speed healing. Use ice for the first day or two after an acute injury, then heat later. ...Read more
Warm: Warm bath is good enough.Get a more detailed answer ›
Swelling from hit to shin from softball-should i continue to ice or switch to heat? If switch to heat, should I use heating pad or will icy hot work?
Treatment options: If your injury occured 72+ hours ago then it is acceptable to switch to heat in an effort to deal with any swelling in the area. Icyhot doesn't cause the same healing effect of ice or heat. Topicals such as this are known as counterirritants that trick pain receptors, but really do nothing more than numb the area. If you are having severe pain, or are unable to walk on your leg please have a xray. ...Read more
Please tell me if I should use hot or cold packs to reduce swelling after my wisdom teeth removal?
Wisdom teeth post op: Initially ice packs. Two bags filled with ice, or ice packs should be applied to the sides of the face. The ice packs should be left on continuously while you are awake. After 24 hours, ice will not help. You may have pain and swelling for a few days. This is a normal reaction to surgery. After 36 hours only moist heat (warm washcloth) is recommended. ...Read more
Cold compress or hot compress for teeth pain and infection cold seems make worse but will heat make face swell ?
No: Soaking can cause swelling.Get a more detailed answer ›
Anxiety: Take a hot bath which will relax your muscles. ...Read more
I'm not really one for meds. What happens if you don't take the antibiotics for cellulitis with red streaking and instead apply cold compresses?
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