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Why would a 5 year old crave salt and or ice?

Why would a 5 year old crave salt and or ice?

Many reasons: There might be reasons, but check the iron count as a starting point ...Read more

Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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Is eating salt ice bad for you?

Is eating salt ice bad for you?

Salt water: Not sure what you mean by "salt ice", but if it is frozen salt water, the answer would depend on the concentration of salt. Ingesting highly concentrated salt water is dangerous. ...Read more

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I did the salt and ice challenge and I am scared why do I do?

Don't do it again: The mixture of salt and ice lowers the freezing temperature of water. This can quickly cause second and third-degree injuries similar to frostbite. It all depends on how long you left this on your skin. The longer the time the worse the lesion. I am assuming a wound here, keep it clean and irrigate it (pour water on it). Make sure it does not get dirty to avoid infection. If concerned go to MD! ...Read more

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What to do if I did the salt and ice challenge, how can I make it heal quicker?

What to do if I did the salt and ice challenge, how can I make it heal quicker?

Really bad idea: Your skin is injured from excess temperature. It has inflammation which means increase blood flow to the area to promote healing. Depth determines care. Do not use ice worsens already injured skin. Anti-inflammation medicines like Motrin or advil (ibuprofen) may help. Avoid further damage by using protective dressings if skin is open and minimize further trauma. A visit to a doc is probably a good idea. ...Read more

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I've been craving ice cubes and salt, I've been literally nibbling on salt and eating stock cubes, what could be wrong with me?

I've been craving ice cubes and salt, I've been literally nibbling on salt and eating stock cubes, what could be wrong with me?

Low iron stores: You are likely having iron deficiency which causes an intense craving to chew ice. See your family doctor for a ferritin level and a workup up for why this might be the case. Have a happy holiday season. The treatment is simple iron replacement. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What is the salt and ice cube diet? Is it safe?

What is the salt and ice cube diet? Is it safe?

No idea.: Haven't heard of it, but certainly doesn't sound safe. Just be prudent. Healthy diet of complex carbohydrates, lean proteins and fiber. Exercise regularly. ...Read more

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Hoe do you treat frostbite from the salt and ice challenge?

Hoe do you treat frostbite from the salt and ice challenge?

Frostbite is treated: Based upon its severity, much like a burn frostbite can involve just the superficial layers of tissue, or go deeper. Odds are if you did the salt and ice challenge you do not have a full thickness injury of a finger but a skin injury. Still the essential rules are to avoid repaid rewarming, avoid refreezing and get to a doctor for basic wound care. And don't try it again! ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for salt and ice challenge burns to fade?

How long is it supposed to it take for salt and ice challenge burns to fade?

Very dangerous game: A contest in which salt and ice are applied to the skin, allows a temperature significantly lower than freezing point of water, can quickly cause second- and third-degree injuries similar to frostbite/burns. Due to the numbing sensation of the cold and possible nerve damage during the stunt, may be unaware of injuries sustained during the challenge. Don't do it injury can be severe and permanent. ...Read more

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Help! Did the salt and ice challenge and burnt my skin. How long till it goes away?

Help! Did the salt and ice challenge and burnt my skin. How long till it goes away?

Frostbite: Ice causes frostbite. Unfortunately, the injury cannot be reversed. Time heals most wounds. If the skin should open, applying aquaphor healing ointment is helpful to speed healing. Also, avoid sun exposure to the affected area as skin discoloration may result. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to cure a salt and ice burn?

Can you tell me how to cure a salt and ice burn?

Med eval: Seek medical attention. The salt and ice challenge is both dangerous & stupid. I hope you make a decision never to do this again. ...Read more

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How would you recommend I cure my salt & ice challenge scar?

How would you recommend I cure my salt & ice challenge scar?

Please consult: With either a plastic surgeon or a dermatologist to see what if anything can be done for this scar. Don't ever do the salt & ice challenge again. ...Read more

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What is occurring in the body, when one eats food and everything taste as if it has been salted? As in a bowl of ice cream, taste as if salt was added

What is occurring in the body, when one eats food and everything taste as if it has been salted? As in a bowl of ice cream, taste as if salt was added

Some: Some possible reasons for things tasting salty are: a sinus infection, dehydration, diseases of the salivary glands, nutritional deficiencies, excessive alcohol use, certain medications or in rare cases; endocrine or neurologic problems. Here are some things you can try until the salty flavor goes away: avoid use of tobacco products. At least temporarily, don’t eat hot or spicy foods, and don’t drink coffee or soft drinks. Increase your intake of water. If you are drinking alcohol to excess - don't. If you have just started a new medication and think it might be the cause, talk to your doctor about changing. It the salty taste continues, check with your doctor, so that he or she can help to figure out the cause. ...Read more

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What is occurring in the body, when one eats food and everything taste as if it has been salted? As in a bowl of ice cream, taste as if salt was added

What is occurring in the body, when one eats food and everything taste as if it has been salted? As in a bowl of ice cream, taste as if salt was added

Ice: Ice cream that tastes like salt can't be fun. I am not sure why everything is tasting salty to you. Here are some possibilities: a sinus infection, dehydration, diseases of the salivary glands, nutritional deficiencies, excessive alcohol use, certain medications or in rare cases; endocrine or neurologic problems. ...Read more

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Could a burn from salt and ice give a 3rd degree burn?

Could a burn from salt and ice give a 3rd degree burn?

Yes: Basically frost bite. All burns depend upon the length of exposure and the source. ...Read more

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I did the salt and ice challage im 23 its red and now its got pimple or sunthing what do I do?

I did the salt and ice challage im 23 its red and now its got pimple or sunthing what do I do?

Burn: Doing that "challenge" can significantly burn your skin, so it's not recommended at all!! Since it's just like a bad burn, it will take time to heal. Treat it with an antibiotic ointment and bandage. Avoid doing dangerous things to your skin- you may need it!! ...Read more

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I tried the salt & ice cube under my wrist & it burned, but a day or 2 later bumps appeared & now their itchy. What happend & why is it itchy?

I tried the salt & ice cube under my wrist & it burned, but a day or 2 later bumps appeared & now their itchy. What happend & why is it itchy?

IRRITATION: Why do you have to put salt and ice under your wrist? The itchy bumps can be the result of irritation from ice and salt. Try putting steroid cream at least 2x/ day to the affected area. ...Read more

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Would diclofenac sodium tablets still be effective if crushed first?

Would diclofenac sodium tablets still be effective if crushed first?

Yes: Not all nsaids are absorbed better when crushed. You should contact your nearest pharmacy. ...Read more

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How do you neutralize chilli burn on your fingers. Habe tried salt, alchohol, ice and cream with no results.

How do you neutralize chilli burn on your fingers. Habe tried salt, alchohol, ice and cream with no results.

Many possibilities: I am not sure that neutralize is the right word; if you have a burn then it is too late to neutralize it but you can treat it. Treatment for chemical burns is similar to those from heat. My favorite remedies are aloe vera ; calendula cream topically. Homeopathic hypericum, capsicum or urtica urens may help. Take vit c 2000 mg 3-4x/day. Also see http://earthclinic. Com/cures/burns. Html. ...Read more

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Tight right hamstring per Dr. What is safe exercises- to do in meantime- my first 5K in Oct. How long will tight last? Is ice best & Epsom salt?

Tight right hamstring per Dr. What is safe exercises- to do in meantime- my first 5K in Oct. How long will tight last? Is ice best & Epsom salt?

Hamstring: Heat, rest and light stretching help hamstring injuries. Also, get a physical therapist to check your running form and also assist with running shoe selection. ...Read more

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Burn: small clear blisters, painful around the edges, no feeling in the middle where the blisters are. What should I do? (from salt and ice challeng)

Burn: small clear blisters, painful around the edges, no feeling in the middle where the blisters are. What should I do? (from salt and ice challeng)

3rd degree: If there is no feeling in a burn than that indicates probable third degree burn and you need to seek care with a plastic surgeon or burn specialist. Especially if this is a chemical burn. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a cold sore, I've tried ice, chapstick, and toothpaste with salt! What else can work?

What to do if I have a cold sore, I've tried ice, chapstick, and toothpaste with salt! What else can work?

Cold sore: Kenalog (triamcinolone) in orabase preparation can be effective zovirax, other antiviral preparations can help, if painful topical pain relievers like orabase or orajel can be effective for discomfort. ...Read more

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I have a burn. From the salt and ice challenge. It covers a huge area of my leg and it's really red. And it's starting to get a bunch of mini blisters?

I have a burn. From the salt and ice challenge. It covers a huge area of my leg and it's really red. And it's starting to get a bunch of mini blisters?

ER ASAP: I am concerned that you might have cellulitis. This could be a strep or staph infection and might develop into sepsis. The mini blisters might be a form of infection that is developing as well as the indication from the redness. Get it looked and probably will need antibiotics.
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Ice & salt challenge 1 week ago. Now wrist to hand is a little numb like a bad bruise feeling.

Ice & salt challenge 1 week ago. Now wrist to hand is a little numb like a bad bruise feeling.

Continue to monitor: Did you injure your arm/wrist in some way? There are many reasons, but it all depends on your medical history and recent history. Continue to monitor the symptoms for now, and if they get worse, then see your physician immediately to discuss the symptoms in detail and to undergo a physical examination. Http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/arminjuriesanddisorders. Html ...Read more