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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.
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cold compress

Orthopedics CCs are usually applied intermittently to acutely injured muscle, joints or bone, up to 48 hrs after the initial trauma
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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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