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Will an ice pack relieve my itchiness better than a cold compress?

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Dr. Sheila Goodman
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: No

The 2 are equivalent.
Either one is fine. If it isn't working, Hydrocortisone cream on the itchy area or antihistamine pills (like benadryl) may help.

In brief: No

The 2 are equivalent.
Either one is fine. If it isn't working, Hydrocortisone cream on the itchy area or antihistamine pills (like benadryl) may help.
Dr. Sheila Goodman
Dr. Sheila Goodman
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Dr. Joseph Selem
Ophthalmology

In brief: May need eye drops

Cold compresses are more tolerable than ice packs, and should be enough to provide relief of your itching.
If this is ongoing you should consider using anti-histamine eye drops that your eye doctor can prescribe.

In brief: May need eye drops

Cold compresses are more tolerable than ice packs, and should be enough to provide relief of your itching.
If this is ongoing you should consider using anti-histamine eye drops that your eye doctor can prescribe.
Dr. Joseph Selem
Dr. Joseph Selem
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