wet compress


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wet com·press

gauze moistened with normal saline or antiseptic solution to prevent adjacent tissues from drying out.
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wet compress

Two or more folds of soft cloth wrung out of water at prescribed temperatures and covered with fabric.
See also: compress
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"[Although] we'd love to treat [everybody] with topicals and wet compresses," effective treatment sometimes means systemic therapy, he said.
Lidoderm[R] patches, which contain the local anesthetic lidocaine, also helped--in addition to numbing the skin, the cooling sensation was soothing (cool, wet compresses can also be used on areas affected by the rash).
Priesnitz preferred to follow his wet compresses with friction hand-drying.
Within industrial environments, wet compressed air can have a detrimental effect on machine performance.