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contusion
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Nicholas Nickleby
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  • …before the passengers were well collected together; and a careful investigation being instituted, it appeared that the lady inside had broken her lamp, and the gentleman his head; that the two front outsides had escaped with black eyes; the box with a bloody nose; the coachman with a contusion on the temple; Mr Squeers with a portmanteau bruise on his back; and the remaining passengers without any injury at all—thanks to the softness of the snow-drift in which they had been overturned.

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  • For initial treatment of a mild contusion, remember RICE: Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation.
  • Initial treatment of a contusion calls for ice for 10 to 15 minutes every two hours, but after a day or two, heat may be helpful.

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