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Denise


05/04/2012

Is it useful to use a chemical ice pack to an eye injury?

I have seen many people use ice pack when getting an eye injury,I wonder if it is useful to use a chemical ice pack.
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  • Audrey

    05/04/2012

    Chemical ice pack can be used when getting an eye injury to relieve the pain and swell caused by the injuries. But make sure not to use them directly on the injured skin or it will cause localized frostbite.
  • walentynka

    05/04/2012

    1.To reduce swelling around the eye, apply ice or cold packs for 15 minutes 3 or 4 times a day during the first 48 hours after the injury. The sooner you apply a cold pack, the less swelling you are likely to have. Place a cloth between the ice and your skin. After the swelling goes down, warm compresses may help relieve pain. 2.Do not use chemical cooling packs on or near the eye. If the pack leaks, the chemicals could cause more eye damage. Do not use a piece of raw meat on an injured eye. 3.Keep your head elevated to help reduce swelling. Source: https://www.everydayhealth.com/health-center/eye-injuries-home-treatment.aspx
  • Kevin

    05/04/2012

    It is not suggested to use chemical cooling packs on or near the eye.Because once the pack leaks, the chemicals could cause more damage to the eyes.
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