- RICE Principle to be strictly followed.
R – Rest.Complete rest for the first 24–48 hours.
I – Iced packs to the affected area for 20–30 minutes once in every 2 hours for 24–48 hours.
C – Cold compress–Frequently cold compress reduce bleeding and swelling by constricting the blood vessel.
E – Elevation of the sprained area reduces swelling.
- Continuous use of cold compresses reduces the flow of blood and hence, delays healing. Therefore after 24–48 hours of ice–cold applications, hot applications to be employed on the affected area to restore blood circulation which will speed up the healing process.
- Employ hot and cold baths frequently.
- In case of bruises or abrasions, intake of foods, rich in Vitamin C should be recommended to speed up the healing.
- A cold pack applied to bruises and injured muscles are also helpful in relieving pain.
- An ice massage to bruises and injured muscles are also helpful in relieving the pain.
- Hot water application later on in the form of fomentations or affusions over the bruises and injured muscles after first 24 hours of ice massage are often beneficial.
FeverFever is a warning signal the body sends out indicating that something is wrong with the system. Fever is an acute condition, and all acute conditions are direct manifestations of the self–cleansing and health restoring activity of the body. Fever should be allowed to run its natural course in order to have better health once fever subsides on its own.
If the fever is suppressed with antipyretics or antibiotics, then it will only lead to other chronic diseases. Hence, the best way to treat fever is not to interfere with the body’s self–healing process.
Fever is generally accompanied by increased body pains, generalized fatigue, malaise and distaste in the mouth.