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Can a cold gel pack cause frostbite and leave blisters on a child's skin?

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Dr. Barry Bergman
Pediatrics

In brief: YES

Very cold ice packs can freeze the underlyng skin if left on too long.
Most times 7-10 minutes is long enough to get the desired effect.( decrease the swelling).

In brief: YES

Very cold ice packs can freeze the underlyng skin if left on too long.
Most times 7-10 minutes is long enough to get the desired effect.( decrease the swelling).
Dr. Barry Bergman
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