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Heat or ice on injury?

Heat or ice on injury?

Cold then heat: Most sports medicine experts recommend cold first, because it decreases swelling and pain. Then later, heat frequently provides more relief. However, you are the ultimate judge: use the one that works best for you. ...Read more

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Does pain generate heat?

Does pain generate heat?

It's possible the: Flushing is from dilation of blood vessels when a person is in pain as well as side effects of medications.Take care! ...Read more

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How long to use heat pad?

How long to use heat pad?

Depends: Where are you using the heat pad? If the back, then 20-30 minutes but not at scolding temperatures. If it's the jaw, probably not a good idea if you just had surgery. Generally, it's recommended to use a cooling pad to decrease swelling (a heating pad will make swelling worse). Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can the heat make me sick?

Can the heat make me sick?

Yes: Heat related illnesses can occur with any strenuous outdoor activities. The best way to combat heat related illness is to hydrate before and take frequent breaks. Take it easy. Your body's ability to maintain normal temperature and hydration may be taxed at higher temperatures. ...Read more

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Does the heat affect your appetite?

Does the heat affect your appetite?

Possibly: Heat can affect your appetite in several ways. If you're working in the heat and staying hydrated and otherwise healthy, you'll be burning more calories and so need to eat more. If you are experiencing a loss of appetite while working in the heat, then you could be suffering from a heat-related illness such as heat exhaustion. Make sure you're drinking enough water and taking regular breaks. ...Read more

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Which is better to use,  heat or ice?

Which is better to use,  heat or ice?

Ice or heat?: Ice in the first 48 hours after an injury or if there is swelling. Heat after 48 hours if no swelling. Heat also for muscle strains. ...Read more

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That can i use to treat internal heat?

That can i use to treat internal heat?

Find the cause first: Internal heat I assume means you feel warm. There can be many causes: fever from infection - take you temperature; hyperthyroidism, hypertension; endocrine problems; anxiety etc. See your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Why do I feel lazzy when im in the heat?

Why do I feel lazzy when im in the heat?

Hydration: Heat, especially in the extreme, like over 90 degrees, is usually quite oppressive. It can dry u out through skin loss by evaporation or sweating. U have to watch ur fluid intake to make up for that. But, independent of dehydration, heat can knock the stuffing out of u. Get out of the sun. Drink fluid. Put ice on ur neck or cold water on ur head. Heat exhaustion can sneak up on u so pay attention. ...Read more