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Is it appropriate to use ice or heat on head injuries?

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Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends

If the ice is used on a superficial contusion, that is fine but for any possible internal or closed head injury, the treatment is to get seen asap by a medical professional.

In brief: Depends

If the ice is used on a superficial contusion, that is fine but for any possible internal or closed head injury, the treatment is to get seen asap by a medical professional.
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
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Dr. Cassandra Lee
Orthopedic Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends

If there is superficial swelling, i.
e. "goose egg, " you may use ice. Treatment for head injuries should include rest (lying down, limiting loud noises/bright lights). Headaches, nausea, and dizziness are not uncommon - you may use tylenol/acetaminophen. If symptoms do not improve or worsen, you should be evaluated by a healthcare provider.

In brief: Depends

If there is superficial swelling, i.
e. "goose egg, " you may use ice. Treatment for head injuries should include rest (lying down, limiting loud noises/bright lights). Headaches, nausea, and dizziness are not uncommon - you may use tylenol/acetaminophen. If symptoms do not improve or worsen, you should be evaluated by a healthcare provider.
Dr. Cassandra Lee
Dr. Cassandra Lee
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