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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?

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

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My goosebumps have been extremely painful and only relief I get is using an ice pack?

My goosebumps have been extremely painful and only relief I get is using an ice pack?

Try antihistamine: Try non-sedating otc antihistamine such as Claritin (loratadine). If these are painful, they may represent a type of small hive brought on by change in temperature. If problem priests, consult with an allergist. ...Read more

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Shoud I use an ice pack to relieve my toe pain?

Shoud I use an ice pack to relieve my toe pain?

Depends on the cause: Ice is good for some things and not good foor other conditions. Have it evaluated and treated appropriately. ...Read more

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Have heard ice pack first and then warm compress after for tmj?

Have heard ice pack first and then warm compress after for tmj?

Moist Heat First: Use moist heat to relaxes tight muscles and joints, increase blood flow and relieve pain. Use Ice to decreases inflammation and reduce swelling. See Orofacial Pain specialist for assessment. ...Read more

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Ok pinched nerve in my back was hurting me and making it hard to breathe, put some cold ice pack on my back and I started to breathe normal W is tht?

Ok pinched nerve in my back was hurting me and making it hard to breathe,  put some cold ice pack on my back and I started to breathe normal  W is tht?

Associated symptoms: The nerve(s) in you back was affecting the Muscles of the back that are most likely attached to the ribs, that we all use for breathing. When the pain and inflammation was treated, your accompanying Trouble breathing was relieved too. ...Read more

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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 ?

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