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Heat Or Ice For Swollen Gland
Ice: Cool objects decrease blood flow and thus reduce swelling ...Read more
Probably stye: Most likely this is a stye which will respond to frequent applications of a very warm (not hot) washcloth. Try this for several days provided that the vision is not affected and there is no obvious pus. If persistent past 3-4 days then see your ophthalmologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My thumb got slammed in a car door 3 days back, treated with ice bags and took pain killer.Its swollen now. What can I do? Heat up thumb? How?
No heat: Heat to this type of injury will only increase the swelling and black-n-blue. This is a crush injury and can hurt and take as long to resolve even if not broken. Ice at least 3/day and anti-inflammatories are appropriate and heat may feel good is counterproductive. You can expect possibly weeks for full resolution, or longer. ...Read more
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