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How Can I Reduce Swelling On Side Of The Eye Injury For My Son
Swelling from injury: For new injuries, applying cold compresses will help prevent/reduce any swelling if done within the first 48 to 72 hrs. Beyond that, warm application will induce fluid absorption thereby reducing the size of the swelling. ...Read more
Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more
I recently sprained my ankle and its bruised along my foot and up the side of my leg, any tips on how to reduce the bruising as quickly as possible?
Home therapy needed: I have to assume there are no broken bones. If this is not 100% true then a medical evaluation is needed before you do anything. Otherwise, by utilizing hot and cold contrast bath's this will help the bruising. You can either use a tub or just hot towel or heating pad and cold pack. Start with the hot for 3-4 minutes and then immediately cold for 3-4 minutes. Repeat 4 times, twice daily. ...Read more
Several Things: You can apply ice to the area for 5 minutes or so at a time. In addition, you may take benadryl (diphenhydramine) and motrin. If you have a history of allergic reactions to this kind of thing be mindful of worsening local and systemic symptoms that may prompt need to see a physician in person for additional treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Natural process: Your lip ring placement caused trauma to the lip and it is a foreign body. The immediate response is inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling). This is the body increasing the blood flow to the injury to bring healing factors to the area and also the veins expand to carry bad stuff away. Gentle cleansing, applying ice to the area and using antiinflammatory medications motrin.Advil (ibuprofen) will help. ...Read more
How do I reduce the edma in my leg? My right leg is huge, from the ankle to the knee. How can I reduce the size of this leg?
See a doctor: Marked swelling in one leg could indicate deep venous thrombophlebitis (dvt). This is especially true if the calf is tender and/or warm. This "blood clot" can be dangerous and should be treated promptly. See a podiatrist or other physician who can order the proper diagnostic testing and treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Emergency room: If you want an immediate answer go to the emergency room. They can at least help with pain management. If they feel it is trauma related ( she bit her tongue) they may ask her to contact her dentist for follow up care. If they feel she needs more testing they will let you know. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
How can I reduce pain after an attack of herpes zoster on the right forehead which also damaged my right eye?
See your doctor: The pain that occurs with an active zoster lesion often requires narcotics for control. A few patients will experience long-term pain after the zoster has cleared. This is from nerve damage and can be treated with many medications. You will need to see your doctor for pain management. ...Read more
Cushingoid: Prolonged time of taking Prednisone or steroid can cause change in appearance (cushingoid). Why are you on it? Necessity? These have to be weighed. Talk to your doctor for alternatives because once it is set in, reversal would be difficult. If only swelling like edema, then it can reverse easily. ...Read more
Got a tattoo done 2 days back on my leg. A lot of swelling and pain. What can I do to reduce the swelling and pain?
See doctor: Sounds like something is going on that needs a physician's involvement. See your doctor. ...Read more
My right eye has turned red on the medial side to the eyeball. There is slight irritation as well for the last 4 days. Please help.
Time: A pulled muscle is a tearing of some of the fibers of that muscle, which causes swelling, then pain. It takes awhile for the swelling to resolve, but things that help include resting the area, ice packs periodically and non-steroidal drugs like ibuprofen. Depending on how bad the injury is, the length of time to resolve can last from days to weeks. ...Read more
I have some swelling on the side of my knee on the inside of my right knee do u know what causes this my doctor put me on steroids for my knee and leg?
I have tiny bumps under my eyes and on the area on the either side of my nose.. Its been there for 4 years. How can I get rid of it and what is it?
URGENT PLEASE-----------------I jumped of a ladder and landed hard on the bottom of my heel and it's swollen. What can I do for the pain and swelling?
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