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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Works for me Wednesday

It's time for a Wednesday tip! To see lots of good ideas, visit Kristen at We are THAT Family.


My tip is something I've heard about before, but never had a chance to try. However, last week I had cellulitis in my ankle. It was really warm and uncomfortable, and the urgent care Dr said it would be a good idea to put an ice pack on it. I don't have any ice packs in the house, but I remembered reading that a bag of frozen peas works well in a pinch.
I took the bag and wrapped a towel around it. The peas made it easy to wrap around my ankle and it really did help. I would put it back in the freezer if it started thawing.
Of course - when this was done I had to throw them away, but it was a small price to pay for an ice pack.
Hope you don't need this hint anytime soon, but if you do - it really works!
PS - the ankle is doing much better! I'm still on antibiotics for a few days.

15 comments:

Pat said...

I done the same thing before. Then I went out and bought an ice pack!
Glad your ankle is better, I'll send more frozen peas if you need them!

Stitching For Serenity said...

Oh I've relied on a pack or two myself for sprained ankles. Me, I whip out the chicken, white sauce and make up some biscuits to go with those there peas. Hugs. Tammy

Karin said...

For many years I've kept a small bag of peas in the freezer - with a label on it - especially for this purpose and for use on the kids and grands. Thanks for the reminder - I have a spot on my ankle that could use this treatment and I even have a bag of peas!

Kat said...

I've heard of this before, but never tried it. I actually keep a couple of the flexible type ice packs in my freezer at all times. With our tennis, bike riding, etc. ya never know when we'll need one for a ache, sprain, etc.

Glad to hear your ankle is better.

Hugs,
Kat

Connie said...

I bought a ice pac one time when I had a sore hip when we were in a motel. But I know the bag of peas works great too.

le blÖg d'Ötli said...

I like the peas therapy! and hope your ankle is better.

Just Mom said...

I have lots of ice packs now, thanks to my recent hospital stay. :-D

Angel said...

So glad the peas worked and you are feeling better!!

Love and Blessings

Kari said...

sorry about the ankle but happy that the peas worked for you.
I've used mixed veges before too and it's so easy to move around.

Cherdecor said...

I have heard of this. I am glad to hear that it worked for you.

~Ginger said...

Made my mom grab a bag of frozen corn to put on her chin when I drove her to the hospital after her fall. She felt stupid, but it was the best ice pack to use!

Life with Kaishon said...

This is a great tip Mari! I am glad you are feeling much better! I don't like to know that you are hurting!
: (

Aspiemom said...

Hope you're better soon, Mari.

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Kim said...

We use bags of frozen corn :) The corn here is awful and not something we'd eat anyway so we keep re-using it as an ice pack for months.

septembermom said...

Mari, I'm happy to hear that your ankle is doing better. Keep resting when you can. Thanks for the tip too!