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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?

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

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Need doctor's help! Will ice packs burn the skin?

Need doctor's help! Will ice packs burn the skin?

They can: If put directly on skin for too long. Consider wrapping in a towel and applying intermittently. ...Read more

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I got an an ice burn about 3 weeks ago from an ice pack. The skin is not hard but it is still discolored. How do I fix this?

I got an an ice burn about 3 weeks ago from an ice pack. The skin is not hard but it is still discolored. How do I fix this?

Let it be: You have a "freezer burn" and it will take its time to heal. You may apply a topical antibiotic ointment to prevent infection and keep the affected skin soft. ...Read more

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I have an ice pack burn from several weeks ago. It is very red and painful, what should I do?

I have an ice pack burn from several weeks ago. It is very red and painful, what should I do?

Aftermath: Direct skin cold temperature exposure can cause injuries to the skin but unusual to have the described symptoms 2 weeks later. Allergic reaction? contact dermatitis? chemical burn? I'm worried about an infection, cellulitis to be more precise. Without knowing more I suggest you have this looked at by a dr asap ...Read more

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What is wrong with my finger? I got something stuck underneath my fingernail today. When I took that thing out my finger tip started to hurt, throb, and burn. I tried using an ice pack and that didn't work too well. What is wrong? How long will it take to

What is wrong with my finger? I got something stuck underneath my fingernail today. When I took that thing out my finger tip started to hurt, throb, and burn. I tried using an ice pack and that didn't work too well. What is wrong? How long will it take to

The: The only thing that can go wrong is infection (whether or not there is something still in there). You need to give it time. It's too early to have an infection, so the pain associated with the injury is making it feel like things will not go well, but the odds are nature has this one covered and all you need to do is give your body's healing system some time. ...Read more

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My son has blisters all over his knee after using an ice pack. Looks like a burn. Should he see a dr?

My son has blisters all over his knee after using an ice pack. Looks like a burn. Should he see a dr?

Ice burn: Ice can cause as much or more damage than heat. When an ice burn blisters, it indicates there is a burn that extends through a skin layer. You get him (his knee) into warm water between 104 and 106 degrees and observe, the area should begin to pink up, feel numb and tingling and then regain sensation. If this does not happen, he needs immediate medical attention. ...Read more

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I put an ice pack directly on my cheek for 8 minutes last night. Now the spot is bright red (freezer burn?). Should I go to the doctor?

I put an ice pack directly on my cheek for 8 minutes last night. Now the spot is bright red (freezer burn?). Should I go to the doctor?

Why ice?: My first question is why were you using an ice pack? We're you using it for something at this site. Unless you were using "dry ice" I doubt you could have given yourself frostbite in 8 min with a standard ice pack if there is any question I would have it looked at. ...Read more

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I have a burn from an Ice pack on my chest. I have went to the doctor I got a cream. But my question is how long is this red mark going to be there.?

I have a burn from an Ice pack on my chest. I have went to the doctor I got a cream. But my question is how long is this red mark going to be there.?

FEW DAYS IF NO BLIST: Burn caused by ice pack leaves a red mark which will disappear gradually in few days most of the time with or without treatment as long as there are no blisters or there has not been damage to the blood vessels or muscles underneath. Since you just have a red mark and no blisters and no deep tissue damage the redness may disappear in few days ...Read more

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Ice pack burn on leg over week ago. Blisters gone. Large dark purple/blk spots. Edges burn constantly. Applying aloe. Painful to walk. Suggestions?

Ice pack burn on leg over week ago. Blisters gone. Large dark purple/blk spots. Edges burn constantly. Applying aloe. Painful to walk. Suggestions?

A blood clot?: Large dark purple spots. Edges burn constantly. Painful to walk. I am concerned you may have a blood clot. I would suggest you see a doctor immediately because blood clots can be very dangerous. Better safe than sorry. ...Read more

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Where is the best place to put a ice pack on your head when u have a migraine?

Where is the best place to put a ice pack on your head when u have a migraine?

See a neurologist: There are many types of headaches and many reasons for each type. You should speak to your primary care physician who can refer you to a neurologist. It would be helpful for you to keep a "headache calendar" by noting down the timing, frequency, duration, and intensity of your headaches. Ice is not proven for migraines, especially if it is diffuse. Http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/headache. Html ...Read more

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I just fell and hit my head, what do I do? Motrin? Ice pack?

I just fell and hit my head, what do I do? Motrin? Ice pack?

Head trauma: Better seek medical evaluation. Sometimes internal bleed can take more than a few days to start getting symptoms. ...Read more

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If I put and ice pack on a head injury and I put pressure on it is that bad?

If I put and ice pack on a head injury and I put pressure on it is that bad?

No: Trauma to the scalp often produces a "goose egg" swelling due to bleeding into the membranes of the scalp. Ice and pressure will reduce the amount of bleeding. If injury is severe, evaluation may be necessary including ct scan to look for fracture or bleeding inside the skull. Ice and pressure will not affect the fracture or internal bleeding. But additional evaluation would be necessary. ...Read more

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I got the stuff from a leaking ice pack on my skin what do I do? Am I going to be poisoned?!

Wash skin now: If it is only located on unbroken skin, just wash it thoroughly and you should be fine. Rinse and dilute the chemical with plenty of water. If you develop a mild burn, treat it carefully or see a doctor. ...Read more

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I put an ice pack directly on my skin and now I have three large discoloration areas on my leg. What can I do to get rid of this?

I put an ice pack directly on my skin and now I have three large discoloration areas on my leg. What can I do to get rid of this?

Time: Ice applied directly to the skin can damage it. In time the skin cells should be replaced by your body and the discoloration should fade. If it does not you may need to see a dermatologist ...Read more

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Is it bad if I've had a migraine for 12 hours now and counting? I've tried pain meds, darkness, sleep, and an ice pack on my head but nothing is working.

DHE45 or triptan: Go to emergency room or to urgent care to request abortive treatment. The two major prescribed abortive classes of drugs are the triptans and the ergotamines. The ergotamines may be considered for moderate to severe attacks of migraine that have not been relieved by analgesics. Take care and see headache or orofacial pain specialist for future prevention treatment. ...Read more

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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

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This morning put an ice pack on bare skin. Skin is red like a welt, no pain, no blisters and feeling is normal should I be concerned with the welt?

Well, actually ice: Can injure the skin. Try applying the ice over a thin towel and limit ice application to 15 minutes. ...Read more