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How to ice a part of the body when falling asleep?

You should not leave ice on a area for over 20 minutes unless instructed that you can by your doctor. This info is given by a Nursing Assistant Textbook. So you could place the ice before going to bed ...
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Does ice pack therapy have any healing effect for a tendinopathy?

As I mentioned in this answer, icing is not meant to heal tendinopathy. It is supposed to be a painkiller. It can have some effects that may feel like they are fixing the problem though. The cold ice ...
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Can you thermoregulate a fever externally with e.g. an ice bath?

In "A Journal of the Plague Year", Daniel Defoe writes of a febrile patient who cures himself of the plague by swimming in a river: I heard of one infected creature who, running out of his bed in ...
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Why does icing work best when applied shortly after tendinitis symptoms appear?

We ice injuries like tendinitis because they reduce the pain and inflammation. Ice does not actually fix your tendinitis, it just makes it easier to deal with. The reason it is recommended that you ...
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Why does icing work best when applied shortly after tendinitis symptoms appear?

Clinical studies indicate that icing is helpful and offer symptomatic relief for tendinopathies even though the reason of its action is not yet fully understood. It is thought that ice causes ...
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Is exceeding the recommended time for ice application detrimental (delay healing) for soft tissue injuries?

Of course. Icing helps by numbing the pain sensation, thereby providing relief. If iced continuously it would lead to tissue damage with exact same effect of exposing your skin to below freezing temps....
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Does applying ice patch to flea bites help heal faster?

Yes, it can help heal faster and alleviate symptoms which are interrelated. fleabites.net Applying an ice pack on the site of bite to prevent swelling, itching and soothe the skin. And based on ...
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Cold spray vs cold gel vs ice pack vs ice bath for tendinopathy

Please refer to this question for a discussion of the benefits of icing. (It is essentially of unproven benefit.) There is another more effective therapy for tendinitis: stretching. I have ...
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