- Ice cube
- Plastic bag
- Towel/kitchen towel
- Alternatively, special cold packs from specialist dealers can be used.
Application: The injured body part can be cooled every 2 to 3 hours for 15 to 20 minutes at a time. It should not be cooled for more than 48 hours.
The ice pack should not be left on the skin for a long time and never directly on the skin. This can lead to cold damage. It is always best to place a cloth between the skin and the ice pack.
The following effects can occur when using ice packs:
- Local decongestant
Bruises, swelling, localized pain
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