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Posted by: john | 2009/01/23

swelling

sorry Doc, how long must I keep the ice packs or whatever on. What can I drink or apply to bring the swelling down.
PS Thankyou for your unselfish help and advice alwasy. You ease many an anxiety

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Dear John

Thank you for your feedback.

Ice packs are normally applied 20 minutes, followed by heat for the same time to bring swelling down. This can be repeated every second hour for a day or two.

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