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Can rubbing an ice cube on your face do anything?

Can rubbing an ice cube on your face do anything?

Makes you colder: This can be a satisfying way to cool off in the hot, humid summer. It has no other health effects. ...Read more

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Could i put lidocaine cream to numb my son's face to take the non-washable paint he put in his face?

Could i put lidocaine cream to numb my son's face to take the non-washable paint he put in his face?

Not a good idea: While Lidocaine cream might temporarily numb his skin you will still have to scrub very hard to remove this paint. In addition to damaging his skin with all this rubbing it will start to hurt him once the cream wears off. As long as his skin is not red and irritated it would be better to gently clean the area with mild soap and let the paint come off slowly over a couple of days. ...Read more

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Does put vaseline all over your face make your skin softer?

Does put vaseline all over your face make your skin softer?

Yes but...: Vaseline sits onthe surface of the skin. It moisturizes the skin by preventing water from evaporating from the surface. Vaseline works well for some people but in others it can occlude the oil glands and cause acne. Other ways to soften the skin include hydrators (e.g. Hyaluronic acid that binds water inside the skin) and squalane which fortifies the natural lipids in the upper layers of the skin. ...Read more

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Will putting hemp oil on my face letting it soak in for 30 minutes then put Retin a (tretinoin) on minimise redness and flaking?

Will putting hemp oil on my face letting it soak in for 30 minutes then put Retin a (tretinoin) on minimise redness and flaking?

Possibly: Products like Retin-A exfoliate the skin, and WILL cause some dryness and flaking in some people. If this is too bothersome, try applying every other night. A moisturizer can help with the flaking, but use caution. Some people have had acne breakouts using hemp oil in their face, so if your acne worsens, stop the oil. You can also ask your Dr what moisturizer he/she recommends! ...Read more

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Will icy hot and plastic wrap on your stomach and thighs reduce cellulite?

Will icy hot and plastic wrap on your stomach and thighs reduce cellulite?

Cellulite Reduction: No topical treatment to date will have any long term effect on cellulite including what you propose. Velashape 3 is the only non-invasive device FDA approved at the moment for cellulite reduction. Cellulaze is approved for this but it is an invasive surgical procedure. ...Read more

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How come when you put benzoyl peroxide creams on your face, your eyelids burn?

How come when you put benzoyl peroxide creams on your face, your eyelids burn?

Thin skin: Eyelid skin is among the thinnest on the body and is delicate and easily damaged. Read labels on anything you put on your face and avoid using strong substances on eyelid skin. ...Read more

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Can i put on an ice pack to bring down the swelling from my eyes?

Can i put on an ice pack to bring down the swelling from my eyes?

Cold compress: Peri-orbital (around the eye) edema (swelling) can be reduced by a cold compress to the area. This prevents capillary dilation and increased edema. If the eye itself is swollen, then topical medication will be needed. ...Read more

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Do yo put lotion on your face after you washed your face in the night or you just leave it like that ?

Do yo put lotion on your face after you washed your face in the night or you just leave it like that ?

You can!: AS a teenager you have enough oil in your skin that you can go without adding lotion. YOU may want to if your skin is exceedingly dry but that is unusual at your age. Do not scrub the face hard however to "cleanse" it . Just soft washing and pat dry is enough. ...Read more

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Could you apply acne moisturizer on your whole face?

Could you apply acne moisturizer on your whole face?

Yes: your skin should be moisturized to stay healthy. So yes you should moisturize your entire face and neck. ...Read more

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Could putting ice on your vein hurt you?

Could putting ice on your vein hurt you?

No harm: Water ice will not cause any harm, even if placed overtop and obvious vein. ...Read more

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Is it bad to put lemon on your face overnight?

No - but why?: Lemon has minor anti-oxidant activity and is a little astringent. But it will not penetrate the skin and while the scent might make you feel better, it will not enhance your face. However, there is no harm in doing this/. ...Read more

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Will rubbing an ice cube on your skin count as self-harm?

Will rubbing an ice cube on your skin count as self-harm?

Possibly: It depends on the reason you're doing this, and the intensity. If your intent is self-harm, it is self-harm. Some people do not intend to hurt themselves but enjoy the sensation of cold on their skin. Others, however, use ice to effectively cold-burn their skin. This is truly self-harm. Help is available with psychologists and psychiatrists. ...Read more

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Which do I put on my face first sunscreen or moisturizer?

Which do I put on my face first   sunscreen or moisturizer?

Sunscreen moisturize: There are some excellent sunscreen moisturizer combinations made, but the sunscreen level in many of them is in the 10 - 25 spf range. If it is winter in the northern climates that would be all you need. If you are going to be outside in a sunny climate in the summer you may want to put on a high spf sunscreen 50+, could even be chemical free and you won't need a moisturizer which could dilute the. ...Read more

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Should I put acne medication on my face or moisturizer on first?

Should I put acne medication on my face or moisturizer on first?

Medication: After the application of the topical acne medication, apply the moisturizer. ...Read more

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How do you sit, put your hands on the keyboard, and place your feet for the healthiest posture?

How do you sit, put your hands on the keyboard, and place your feet for the healthiest posture?

Good posture: 1) sit tall, don't slump your shoulders, and keep a nice curve in your lower back. A good ergonomic chair can assist with this. 2) keep your feet flat on the floor, with your knees at a comfortable 90 degrees. 3) your hands should be "neutral" - without significant bend up or down. This will minimize your risk of carpal tunnel syndrome. Happy keyboarding! ...Read more

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Should I apply ice directly to my skin if jaw pain?

Should I apply ice directly to  my skin if jaw pain?

No, but: No, follow the instructions by the other docs here so far. But, make sure you treat the cause of the jaw pain. Dental infection? Trauma? TMJ problem. Get proper advice about your problem from an oral surgeon. ...Read more

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Do you really put an ice pack into a bag or wrapped around a towel before applying to injured areas?

Do you really put an ice pack into a bag or wrapped around a towel before applying to injured areas?

A thin towel is best: Ice should never be placed directly on the skin to prevent "ice burns" to the skin. Best to wrap the ice bag in a thin towel to keep the ice directly off the skin. ...Read more

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My son hit his head he has a big knot its blue I put ice on it but it hasn't gone down will he be okay should I take him to er?

My son hit his head he has a big knot its blue I put ice on it but it hasn't gone down will he be okay should I take him to er?

Bump on head: If your son did not loose consciousness and is actind normal including no headache, dizzyness, unsteady gait and has no nausea or vomiting then all you have to do is put ice one the bump, which a hematoma, which means bleeding under the scalp and that is not serious and gradually the hematoma will get smaller and disappear as blood is absorped back in to your body.So continue what you are doing. ...Read more

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I hit my head on the car door yesterday and i forgot to put an ice when i got home, now when i touch the part where my head got hit it hurts?

I hit my head on the car door yesterday and i forgot to put an ice when i got home, now when i touch the part where my head got hit it hurts?

Not surprising: It's not too late to use ice to reduce swelling and inflammation, so go ahead. Should be beneficial for the first 3-4 days. Otherwise, no worries. Good luck ...Read more

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I fell in the tub, I have a lump on my head near the back. Should I put ice?

I fell in the tub, I have a lump on my head near the back. Should I put ice?

Yes...: Proper use of icing/cool packs helps reduce swelling..Apply gentle icing-pressure for 10-15 minutes 3-4 times/day for a day or two often helps with swelling after minor injuries/bruisings/contusions etc..... ...Read more

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Can i put ice on a skin abscess on my face?

Can i put ice on a skin abscess on my face?

Yes: Not ideal approach. For a skin abscess, especially on the face to heal, one needs the CD8 immunocytes circulating in the blood stream to identify the bacteria involved, recognize the threshold level of immunogen In the bacterial cell and attack and destroy the bacteria- the healing process. As such one needs warmth which increases the blood supply to the lesion and thus promotes healing. ...Read more

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I smashed and i mean smashed my head going into my car, i put ice on it right away. Now it's just sore when i touch it. D you think that's ok? .

I smashed and i mean smashed my head going into my car, i put ice on it right away. Now it's just sore when i touch it. D you think that's ok?
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No nausea: If you have no nausea, vomiting, loss of consciousness, or visual changes, the chances of having a brain injury is small. It will be sore for a few days, but if the bump subsides, then it should be ok. Sometimes you can get blood between the skull bone and the skin, called a hematoma, so if a bump persists for more than a few days, you should see a doctor. How is your neck? ...Read more

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My brother got hit by a rock on his head and it was bleeding. I took stop the bleeding and put ice, 2 band-aids on it. Is there anything else I can do?

My brother got hit by a rock on his head and it was bleeding. I took stop the bleeding and put ice, 2 band-aids on it. Is there anything else I can do?

Tell parents!: You need to tell your parents or another adult. Your brother may need to go to doctor now. You are too young to use this service, but thanks for looking out for your brother! ...Read more

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I put ice on a burn on my face, bad idea but yea. I need advice?

I put ice on a burn on my face, bad idea but yea. I need advice?

Better Ideas: Burns are the response of the tissues to injury from heat. It is simply inflammation which means increase blood flow to the area to promote healing. Depth determines care. Do not use ice worsens already injured skin. Cool water soaks help as can taking anti-inflammation medicines like Motrin or advil (ibuprofen). Avoid any further damage as this can cause scarring . Good skin cream applied daily/gently helps. ...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 hit my head on the freezer door when i stood up after putting something in the fridge. I put ice on immediately, just localized pain now. Go to er?

I hit my head on the freezer door when i stood up after putting something in the fridge. I put ice on immediately, just localized pain now. Go to er?

Monitor yourself: Based on your description, the injury is not alarming and so er visit is not necessary at this time. If you develop significant headache, dizziness, nausea/vomiting, vision change etc...Then consult doc or go to er. Otherwise, mild localized bump and pain should get better in a few days. Good luck and happy new year. ...Read more

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Safe to put ice pack on head if have headache from cold? I'm pregnant.

Safe to put ice pack on head if have headache from cold? I'm pregnant.

Yes: This is safe. Tylenol (acetaminophen) or a dose of a caffeinated beverage should be safe too and will probably work a little better than the ice alone. ...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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My daughter hit the back of her head in the bath tub what are the signs of a concussion? I put ice on her head so far.

My daughter hit the back of her head in the bath tub what are the signs of a concussion? I put ice on her head so far.

Concussion?: The major sign of concussion is an alteration of mental status or level of alertness. Additional signs may be confusion, headache, dizziness, disturbance of sleep and a disorder of attention. If she is free of symptoms, yoiu do not have to worry. ...Read more

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This moring i had a toothache so I put ice on my face since then my face has been red hot and swollen burn on celluits? And what should i do

Get to a dentist: Cold may help relieve some of the acute symptoms but you really need a dental evaluation and treatment plan ASAP to address the root cause of your symptoms. ...Read more

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I have had a headach four 7 days on my left side of my head right behind my eye . It starts right when i wack up and it gets hurting more every hour in tell i take 4 Advil and lay down and put ice on it for hours and then that does not work all the time .

I have had a headach four 7 days on my left side of my head right behind my eye . It starts right when i wack up and it gets hurting more every hour in tell i take 4 Advil and lay down and put ice on it for hours and then that does not work all the time .

First : First of all vodka and advil (ibuprofen) is a dangerous combination.This could adversely affect your liver and could cause liver damage and possibly failure which could be lethal. The maximum amount of advil (ibuprofen) is 3200mg/day and no more than 800mg every 6 hours. An over the counter advil (ibuprofen) tab is 200mg. As far as your headache goes, if it has been present for 7 days then this definitely warrants a medical evaluation. It sounds like a cluster headache. Your doctor will be able to tell you what their diagnosis is after a complete evaluation and give you appropriate treatment. Best of luck. ...Read more