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Why Is Ice Pack Put Under Arm Groin To Reduce Fever
Hi I have pains below the left breast. Under the rib cage. Is it safe to apply heat pat or cold pad. Which one pliz. Thx?
Rib pain: Ice or heat- generally acute pain ->ice and heat for established. What is the cause?->doctor. ...Read more
I hurt the back bottom of my neck slightly while exercising should I use ice or heat in first 48 hours please?
Ice pack: I would advise to apply ice pack. Apply ice pack to the affected area 5 times/day, as tolerated. Good luck ! ...Read more
Have pain in right knee appears swollen applied ice pack still paining is there a topical pain medicine I can use what i good for swelling ?
Have a muscle knot in my neck, right side. 1+ weeks. Flector patch, (diclofenac) Advil 600+ not touching it. Should i heat or ice it? Other strategies?
Ice: Is it just a muscle knot or is it something that is hurting you? Muscle knots can be present due to posture and strain. Ice as well as warmth can help. Try icing it first with a frozen bean bag for about 3-5 minutes followed by stretching the area. ...Read more
Lower leg swelling knee and below. Injured knee 3 days ago.Have been wraping it.Took off wraps to find swelling . E.R. Or wait female 54 working out caused sore knee thus now swelling after wrapping
The : The swelling may be due to the wrap preventing appropriate circulation and fluid return in the lower leg. We call this edema. I would recommend that you see your primary care doctor for evaluation of your knee injury to rule out a sprain or tear in the supporting structures. It is unlikley that you have a clot in your leg but this can also be assessed. ...Read more
Pain on left side under breast and wraps around to back. Ice heat and rest no help. Coughing sneezing and laughing make it worse. Sore to the touch. C?
Upper left arm soreness for over 5 weeks. NSAID offered little relief. Sore when trying to insert arm into jacket, putting on belt etc. what is wrong?
I hurt my leg and put ice packs on now my leg feels cold where they were days later no blisters or redness is this an ice burn? 1st degree?
Really bad pain on right side of head, it would start in my cheek bone area, then spread to my right temple and down my neck. I've tried moist heat, cold compresses, OTC medication, nothing works. Please help.
For cremaster muscle strain placing hot water bottle on groin good?My doc said 2 use ice packs b'coz hot can effect spermatogenesis.Used cold it hurts
Differing Opinions: I am not sure why you would worry about a temporary diminishment of sperm production when you are hurting. Ice is good in an acute injury to diminish swelling. But, once swelling has occurred ice provides no benefit. Heat helps soften the muscle spasm and helps with some minor pain control. ...Read more
I got an xray that shows a bunion. The pain is so severe tonight that my toes keep going numb. Iv tried heat ice pads tylenol (acetaminophen) . Help.. Dr can't help?
Why so painful?: Not to downplay your symptoms, i'm confused. If they are painful, how can they be numb?. When you say the doctor can't help, seek out a new doctor. Bunions usually create a bump pain, they run the counters of your shoes and create mechanical pressure pain. This may account why they hurt some days / not others (depends on the shoes you wear). Gout? Already take strong pain med.? No heat ever. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What treatment is recommended to treat ice pack freezer burn on side deltoid with a few blisters inside discolored skin that is numb and tingly?
Heat initially: If this frostbite injury just happened, reheat the skin by immersing in warm water. If this happened more than a few hours ago, protect the skin from drying out by applying vaseline then a gauze dressing. Try to keep the blisters intact. If they pop, leave the blister tops in place, cover with vaseline and a gauze dressing. ...Read more
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.
My husband was dx with cellulitis and his foot and ankle are swollen. Should he use ice or heat packs to help lessen the swelling?
My Wife is experiencing swollen face, jaw pain and warm skin (warm enough to melt an ice pack after 10 mins of use) on her left cheek. She just had her bottom left wisdom tooth pulled yesterday. Is being that warm normal?
No injury directly but was reaching up in cold weather yesterday. Today my shoulder is very painful and it hurts too much to raise arm up or to the side. Other than advil, (ibuprofen) ice, what else will help?
Shoulder pain: You are taking the initial correct steps. Take the advil (ibuprofen) with food, 800mg 3 times a day for 3-5 days. Ice 3x day for 20 min each time. Limit overhead activity. If not improved in next weak or any worsening during that time see your family doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cold right cheek; as if ice pack is sitting directly on it even if I cover face with blanket it feels like it's cold and at times stinging ?
Neuropathic pain: Sounds like you have some type of irritation to your trigeminal nerve or fifth cranial nerve. There is a condition called trigeminal neuralgia, but usually this causes pain. Symptoms can be for simple process such as sleeping on cheek which can stun the nerve for awhile, but this should resolve in a day or so. If this persists see your provider. ...Read more
My ER papers say to ice my 8yr olds fractured ankle. The splint and wrap put on in ER are very thick and hard, so do I remove it to put ice on it ?
No: The splint is necessary to immobilize and support the fracture. The splint should only be removed by the either the er physician or the physician you were referred to. However, directly icing the fracture is difficult. I would suggest placing an ice pack over the front of the ankle but also behind the knee. Follow your doctor's suggestions on duration and frequency for the ice pack. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Both: After an acute injury we usually recommend ice for the first 36 hours. After that heat is recommended to help healing. In physical therapy for years heat and ice are used snd this is called contrast therapy. In part this depends on how it makes you feel. You can use both or choose one depending on your comfort zone. ...Read more
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