So the aforementioned patient from my previous post calls me the next day. "My face is throbbing and on fire and it hurts and is swollen."
"Are you taking Ibuprofen like I told you?"
"Yes, three of them every 6 hours." (You could ramp that up, but not too shabby there...)
"Are you following all the directions we sent you home with?"
"Was I supposed to read that?" (Augh! I KNEW I shouldn't have removed that wisdom tooth! Look what happens!)
"Er, sure...Anyway, take an ice pack, or a bag of frozen veggies and hold it to your face - 20 minutes on, 20 minutes off. That should help."
"Sure. I think frozen peas work best."
"Eughh! I hate peas!"
Hopefully the insidious peas were unable to osmose through the plastic and her cheek so as to cause any REAL damage....