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Instant Ice Packs

Instant Ice Packs are now seen as an essential item in any first aid kit and because of their multipurpose use they are perfect for treating soft tissue injuries, burns and general bumps and bruises. Ideal for use on all soft tissue injuries and general aches and pains.

Cooling an injury, cold therapy, is useful for the acute stages of sprain and strain injury, helping reduce pain and swelling. It forms part of RICE treatment - Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation. There are two types of compress: ice packs, and cold pads, which can be made from dampening a cloth with cold water.

How to treat strains and sprains

Injuries to the soft structure around the bones and joints are commonly called strains and sprains. They are often associated with sports activities.

Strains and sprains

Signs and symptoms of sprains and strains

  • pain and tenderness
  • swelling and bruising
  • difficulty moving the injured area, especially if it’s a joint.

What to do

Resting a strain or sprain

R – Rest the injured part. Help them to sit or lie down and support the injured part in a comfortable position, raised if possible.

Putting ice on a strain or sprain

I – Apply an Ice pack. Try and cool the area by putting an ice pack, or a bag of frozen vegetables wrapped in a tea towel against the injury.  This can help to reduce the swelling, pain and bruising.

Supporting a strain or sprain

C – Provide Comfortable support. Leave the ice pack in place or wrap a layer of soft padding around the area, such as cotton wool. Secure the ice pack or soft padding with a conforming bandage that covers the area to the next joint, but make sure it’s not too tight by checking their circulation every 10 minutes. To do this, press a nail or skin beyond the injured area for five seconds until it goes pale. If the colour doesn’t come back within two seconds, loosen and reapply the bandage.

Elevating a strain or sprain

E - Elevate the injured part. Support the injury in an elevated position to help minimise swelling and bruising. You could do this by placing pillows underneath the injured part.

First aid - call 999 or 112 for emergency help

After using the RICE method, advise the casualty to rest. If the pain is severe or they cannot move the injured part, seek medical advice.

An instant cold pack consists of two bags; one containing water, inside a bag containing ammonium nitrate, calcium ammonium nitrate or urea. When the inner bag of water is broken by squeezing the package, it dissolves the solid in an endothermic reaction.

Need more help? Whether you are a home user, GP doctor, medical centre, surgery, first responders, fire service, ambulance service, occupational health department or a nursing home, you can give our team a call on 01 5079901 or email sales@hayesfirstaid.com to discuss your needs and get a quote. Irish owned and based, shipping nationwide throughout Ireland.

Brand: Crest Medical Model: 9986B
Blue Dot Easy Ice EXTRA LARGE Instant Ice Pack - Box of 24 The ideal, simple and quick alternative to a conventional ice pack. Provides on the spot cold therapy for bruising, sports sprains and muscle injuries. Easy to use, no need for precooling. Single use, disposable. Instant ice packs or c..
€29.52
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Brand: Crest Medical Model: 9986
Blue Dot Easy Ice LARGE Instant Ice Pack Single with Value Pack Option The ideal, simple and quick alternative to a conventional ice pack. Provides on the spot cold therapy for bruising, sports sprains and muscle injuries. Easy to use, no need for precooling. Single use, disposable. Instant ic..
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Blue Dot Easy Ice Multilingual Instant Ice Pack (96) OFFER
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Brand: Crest Medical Model: 9987S
Crest Medical Blue Dot Easy Ice Multilingual Instant Ice Pack Single (96) SPECIAL OFFER The ideal, medium sized, simple and quick alternative to a conventional ice pack. Provides on the spot cold therapy for bruising, sports sprains and muscle injuries. Easy to use, no need for precooling. S..
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Blue Dot Instant Ice Pack Multilingual (24) Box 9987
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Brand: BLUE DOT Model: 3601002B
Crest Medical Blue Dot Easy Ice Multilingual Instant Ice Pack Single (24) Box 9987 The ideal, medium sized, simple and quick alternative to a conventional ice pack. Provides on the spot cold therapy for bruising, sports sprains and muscle injuries. Easy to use, no need for precooling. S..
€29.52
Ex Tax:€24.00
Instant Ice Pack (96) Special Offer Pack
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Brand: Crest Medical Model: 9986S
Blue Dot Easy Ice EXTRA LARGE Instant Ice Pack MEGA DEAL 96 Single Packs The ideal, simple and quick alternative to a conventional ice pack. Provides on the spot cold therapy for bruising, sports sprains and muscle injuries. Easy to use, no need for precooling. Single use, disposable. Instant ..
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Brand: Reliance Medical Model: 710
Relief Instant Ice Pack, 30cm x 13cm Free from ammonium nitrate.Very economic in use.Suitable for first aid kits.Ideal sports product.Easy to use, disposable ice pack for the first aid treatment of sprains and abrasions. On the spot immediate ice therapy, twist the pack and apply to bruising, spo..
€1.85
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Brand: Reliance Medical Model: 710-CASE-60
Relief Instant Ice Pack, 30cm x 13cm, Case of 60 Free from ammonium nitrate.Very economic in use.Suitable for first aid kits.Ideal sports product.Easy to use, disposable ice pack for the first aid treatment of sprains and abrasions. On the spot immediate ice therapy, twist the pack and apply to b..
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Brand: Crest Medical Model: 3701001
Hayes first Aid Sprains & Strains Kit Pack The ideal first aid kit pack to deal with a multitude of sprains or strains to help reduce swelling and muscular discomfort.  Popular with sportsmen, women and great for soothing children with small knocks and bangs.  Key Features: ..
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