Ice bag

Required material

  • Ice cube
  • Plastic bag
  • Towel/kitchen towel
  • Alternatively, special cold packs from specialist dealers can be used.

Application

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.

Effect

The following effects can occur when using ice packs:

  • Local decongestant
  • Analgesic

Helps against

Bruises, swelling, localized pain

Synonyms

Ice bag, Coldpack, Cold, Bruise, Swelling, Ice, Cold

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