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Why Is Ice Pack Put Under Arm Groin To Reduce Fever
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 have fever in my elbow hurts when i try to use it and bend it it really pains me. Kind of looks like i fell and hit it but i didn't. I helped lay sod grass yesterday. Put ice pack on it isome. It helps the pain. But only if i keep it on it. But the
Should I put Icyhot on a pulled muscle? I know heat is bad for injuries, but I work in a restaurant and can't keep an ice pack on my arm all day.
For a fever, when are you supposed to apply an ice pack on your forehead and when are you supposed to bundle up in blankets for extra warmth if ever?
Grandmother's advice: Both of these treatments are wive's tales like the theory that going out in the cold without a jacket causes you to catch a cold.Use a blanket when you feel cold; if you're shivering it's your body's way of generating heat and, if that heat results in a fever, take tylenol (acetaminophen) or advil, it will stop your shivers and start you sweating.Ice works to reduce fever if you're submerged in it. ...Read more
My 9yr old started with wet cough now has fever 2 days 99-101deg. Had a headache twice today went away with ice pack. Stuffy nose started today.Virus?
AURI: It is usually a viral infection that last for a few days unless complicated with bacterial infection. ...Read more
Good question: Western medicine says use ice/cold to decrease swelling and then warmth after a coupe days. Eastern medicine does not like cold at all as it causes constriction and keeps toxins local where heat increases circulation and removal of toxins. Do what makes it feel better for you. If injured, take homeopathic arnica. It helps. If it is not an injury, please be seen. ...Read more
Hello. My arm is swollen the size of 2 golf balls after attempting to donate plasma. I was told to use heat and ice pack rotating between the 2. Is there any idea on what this is? Thank you. By the way I have donated plasma several times.
Husband (40yrs) has constant chest pain above right nipple towards armpit. Had heartburn pain earlier which has eased. Has ice pack on it. Worried?
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