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Will An Ice Pack Relieve My Itchiness Better Than A Cold Compress
Either one: Either one has excellent anti-inflammatory potential.Get a more detailed answer ›
Heat but it depends: Before advising either you need a specific diagnosis. Why is it vein pain? Could be some other reason pain is the vein swollen red and hot? Other important things can cause pain in the leg like blood clots, muscle inflammation, and other and you need to have your physician check it ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Hi, I've just developed erythema an Inge from a hot water bottle. Will using ice packs help to relieve it?
Good thought: Either cool compress or ice pack would be first line therapy ...Read more
Cold compress or hot compress for teeth pain and infection cold seems make worse but will heat make face swell ?
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
Ice, ice, ice: Start first with resting, staying off it completely. Wrap it with compressive wraps like an ace bandage, use lots of cold compresses or ice. Hot compresses actually only make the skin feel better, but inside increase swelling and delay healing. Hope this answers your question. ...Read more
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
Time swollen: If swollen within 24 hrs cold compress . If after 24 hrs warm compress. ...Read more
SORE MUSCLES USUALLY: Respond well to cool/cold compresses.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have an abscessed tooth and my face is swollen. Will applying warm or cold compress to it help?
No: Soaking can cause swelling.Get a more detailed answer ›
Depends: This depends upon the cause. If the swelling is acute, especially if due to trauma, then icing the lids can be helpful for two or three days. If the swelling is inflammatory, infectious or has persisted for more than a couple of days, then heat is usually the best strategy. ...Read more
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