Everyone seems to experience some form of pain or inflammation at some stage.

The following may be useful in helping you to find relief for mild/ less severe pain when at home. Remember to always seek medical attention if you experience severe pain, are unable to find relief for pain, or if you require pain medication.

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Application of ice or heat

The application of heat or ice can be used as a means of pain relief, depending on the need. Heat can be applied to aching, stiff muscles while ice is usually applied to injuries. Ice helps to calm down inflamed or swollen tissues.

Remember that severe burns will require immediate medical attention.

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