An Ingenious Use for Takeout Condiment Packets!

Playing Drs. Rx: Use Leftover Condiment Packets to Treat Bruises?

If you’re a big takeout person, you know those little condiment packets just tend to pile up in your drawers or end up in the garbage. The Doctors have an ingenious use for them; pop them in the freezer and you have yourself some miniature ice packs! 

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These mini ice packs are great for bumps and bruises, especially on children. Dermatologist Dr. Sonia Batra loves this Doctors prescription. Her advice is to use the foil packets, like the ones for ketchup, as opposed to the plastic ones, like the ones soy sauce comes in.

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Dr. Batra says the foil packets don’t get as cold so they are less likely to cause freezer burn. ER physician Dr. Travis Stork notes there is a risk of freezer burn with any icy things and direct-to-skin contact so viewers should be careful of this. 

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