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cold compress

Etymology: AS, kald + L, comprimere, to press together
a pad of damp, thickly folded, soft absorbent cloth, dipped into cold water, wrung out, and applied to a body part for the relief of pain or reduction of inflammation or as a comfort measure.

cold compress

Naturopathy
A cloth imbibed with ice-cold water applied locally to relieve pain, stop bleeding and decrease congestion and swelling caused by acute local trauma.

Orthopedics
CCs are usually applied intermittently to acutely injured muscle, joints or bone up to 48 hours after the initial trauma.

cold compress

Orthopedics CCs are usually applied intermittently to acutely injured muscle, joints or bone, up to 48 hrs after the initial trauma

cold compress

A soft, absorbent cloth, several layers thick, dipped in cold water, slightly wrung out, and applied to the part being treated. The duration of the application is usually 10 to 20 min.
See also: compress
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Place a cold compress on the site for at least 10 minutes to reduce the swelling.
Or put it in the freezer and use it as a cold compress.
A cold compress will help and you must avoid your dog scratching or rubbing at the affected area.
5 litres of cherry stones and can also be wrapped in a plastic bag and put in the freezer to become a perfect cold compress for sports injuries, bumps, sprains and puffy eyes.
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For a warm soothing compress, pop in the oven for 20 minutes, or for a cold compress for pains, seal in a bag and freeze.
The packet can be refrigerated - a nice touch for those looking for a cold compress - and the cloth cover can be removed and tossed into the washing machine.
If you're bitten or stung, wash the affected area with soap and water, then put on a cold compress to reduce swelling.
Alternating with the cold compress, which has to be refrozen after a while, we wear shades, not only to prevent contaminating others by sight, but to look better.
Gently place a cold compress against the casualty''s face to help
You can also try holding a cool or cold compress against your skin (press, donOt rub).