In our last blog article, James Devine, DC advised us how to use cold packs properly for acute injuries.
Making your own cold pack to treat sprains and other acute injuries is simple. Here's how.
1. Add 3 cups water and 1 cup rubbing alcohol to a ziplock freezer storage bag.
2. Add a few drops of blue food coloring, if desired.
3. Double bag to prevent leakage.
4. With a marker, write, "Do not eat" on the bag and place in freezer.
The alcohol will keep the water a soft, cold slush, instead of freezing solid. Perfect for cold therapy.
Note: A bag of frozen peas works well, when you need an ice pack in a hurry and there isn't one on hand.
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