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Chill or Melt Away Inflammation

July 28, 2013

Inflammation occurs when your body attempts to protect itself against damaged cells, germs, irritants, or tissue injury so it can begin to heal. If you have inflammation, you may experience heat, pain, redness, swelling, and tenderness of the affected area. Numerous things can cause inflamed skin, including allergens, burns, poison ivy, sprains, strains, and sunburn. Read More

How to Use Hot and Cold Packs to Treat Sprains

July 21, 2013

If you have a sprain, your ligaments have been stretched or torn. Sprains are most likely to affect your ankles, elbows, knees, and wrists. Even though sprains are generally considered a minor injury, they still cause painful bruising and swelling. Read More

Dry Eyes Respond to Heat Therapy

July 14, 2013

Your tears are a complex combination of fatty oils, water, proteins, electrolytes, and vitamins. If you suffer from dry eyes, you may experience a stinging or scratching sensation, or feel as though there is something in your eyes. Read More

Hot and Cold Therapy for Migraine Relief

July 7, 2013

A migraine is a type of headache that can produce severe throbbing in an area of your head. Other symptoms you may experience include nausea, vomiting, and intense sensitivity to noise and light. A migraine attack can last for hours or days. Read More