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compress in Medicine topic

compresscom‧press2 /ˈkɒmpres $ ˈkɑːm-/ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 MHa small thick piece of material that you put on part of someone’s body to stop blood flowing out or to make it less painfulcold/hot compress 🔊 Apply a cold compress to the injury.
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compressThe engine's efficiency depends on the effective compression of gas in all its cylinders.Apply cold compresses and take aspirin or another nonprescription pain reliever if necessary, says KleinSchwartz.For recent injuries such as sprains, bruises, swellings, inflammation and headaches, cold compresses are recommended.Mud-Pony-Boy healed the horse with loving care and herbal compresses for the injured foot.Other doctors were putting compresses of saline solution on the worst burns.Her hand touched the compress on his head tentatively.The compresses can be used hot or cold according to the condition being treated.cold/hot compressFor a cold compress, use exactly the same method, but with icy cold water.She said that putting him on bute straight away would reduce the inflammation and alternate hot and cold compresses would also help.Apply cold compresses and take aspirin or another nonprescription pain reliever if necessary, says KleinSchwartz.For recent injuries such as sprains, bruises, swellings, inflammation and headaches, cold compresses are recommended.He came back with the basin of cold water and put more cold compresses on her ankle.Why were there no hot compresses on his limbs?Cold or hot compresses and/or a gentle massage may bring some relief.Abscesses can be hastened to burst by fermenting the swollen painful area with hot compresses.