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Ice Pack Burn When To See A Doctor
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Got ice pack burn but don't have med insurance so can t really go to doctor. Is about the size of my palm slightly swollen blister red with white edg?
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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?
Got frostbite on wrist from ice pack two days ago. Doctor treated it and sent me home. Still geeks numb and is red. Is this normal or should I go back?
I would: Have it rechecked.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have been on a Medrol (methylprednisolone) pack for the last 6 days I am worse off now then before the burning pain and numbness is terrible? When do I see a doctor?
Herniated disc: The neck and arm pain are due to a pinched nerve in the neck. The addition of Neurontin (gabapentin) may be more effective in calming the nerve irritation. Cervical traction, neck exercise, and physical therapy can help too. Call the doctor in the morning for additional treatment options. ...Read more
Recently gf has burning sensation in her vagina right after sex. Its so bad she had to use ice pack. Should I be worried? Is it std? We are both 38yrs
Ice pack burn on leg over week ago. Blisters gone. Large dark purple/blk spots. Edges burn constantly. Applying aloe. Painful to walk. Suggestions?
I am having pain on left side lower back, especially when I push on it. Do I need to see a doctor right away. I have no burning when I urinate.
A burning sensation wake me up every night at 5am (no problems after eatin) maybe an ulcer? What can I do for now? (going to see a doctor in 10 days
Abdominal pain: Eating neutralizes acid but some food increase induce acid production later. That is why eating alleviates pain from acid (gastritis or ulcer) but hurts later. If you can see your doctor sooner that would be good. If not, there are medications such as prilosec, ranitidine, or tagamet (cimetidine) or any antacid like mylanta over the counter. Try them temporarily until then. ...Read more
Not necessarily: Second degree burns range from minor to very serious. In general, you should remove the roof of the blister, wash the burn with soap and water once a day and apply something like Bacitracin ointment and a dry bandage. If there is increasing pain, drainage, redness, or if not healed in about 10 days, you should see a doctor. ...Read more
I got Dial Mens soap in my eye and I washed it out a bunch of times with water. It still burns on the corner, am I ok? Or do I need to see a doctor?
Is it necessary to see a doctor for a sprained foot? I fell and now it hurts to walk on that foot and it is bruised and swollen. I have it elevated and ice packs about every thirty minutes. I cannot put full pressure on it to walk.
My face is covered in a red rash that looks like heat rash or hives. It itches and burns. Do I need to see a doctor?
SLE: Could be a malar rash associated with lupus, erysipelas, pellagra or other issue. Would recommend MD evaluation. ...Read more
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