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Eye Ice Pack
Left an ice pack too long on my skin, now skin is ice burned. Skin went from cold/stiff, to red/slightly swollen skin. How do I remedy?
Urgent care or ER: If the area was white, cold and stiff or hard and if it then becomes red and swollen as it warms, you need to seek professional medical assistance. Usually the area will form blisters and permanent "bruising" or skin discoloration, which indicates long-term damage and possible destruction of blood vessels. Get it seen asap. Good luck! ...Read more
My eyes are really red from rubbing them last night and kind of puffy. Im using an ice pack what else should i do?
Puffy eyes: Why were you rubbing them... The causes are often a clue to the treatment. But most of the time the 1st treatment is to stop whatever is causing it in the 1st place. This may sound corny but here I go... Such as, if it was crying then stop. If it was allergies, try to avoid that reason. Ice packs do help reduce puffiness from most causes. Keep us posted Dr.Sibley ...Read more
I spend long time on my computer staring at my screen and have dry/tired eyes by evening. Is it better to do warm ice pack or cold ice pack to relax?
I have terrible pain where my eye lashes are.. The eye is swollen and feels bruised when i blink.. What is wrong? Iv used a hot compress and warm water rinse also i used an ice pack
Follow rule of thumb: Unless it's a traumatic nerve injury caused by isolated surgical manipulation or other complications then, nerves are usually traumatized in the company of muscles, tendons, ligaments, bone, ; other soft tissues. Thermal therapy intervention then, should be similar to how muscle strains and sprains are treated. Ice x 72hrs followed by soothing heat ; maybe some electrical stim. If possible. ...Read more
Head trauma: Better seek medical evaluation. Sometimes internal bleed can take more than a few days to start getting symptoms. ...Read more
It means pain is : It means that the pain is referred from your back rather than radiating as would be the case with a sciatica or "pinched nerve." referred pain can be muscular in origin & the ice is acting on the muscles decreasing the pain level. Referred pain generally does not travel that far from its source of origin and is not caused by a pinched or compressed nerve. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer