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How Do I Decrease Swelling In The Face From Injury
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
Ice and exercise: Most anterior knee pain is due to a imbalance in muscle strength in the quads plus a few other factors. Apply ice after exercise and start working on quad and hamstring stretching and strengthening. Try to focus on building strength in the medial quads while stretching the it band complex. Check google for it band stretches and vastus medialis exercises. Too much to cover here. ...Read more
Short term: If the other suggested answers don't work, it may not be possible to reduce the swelling without the help of a dentist. If the swelling is from an abscessed tooth it could get worse and close the airway to prevent breathing. Urgent care from a dentist or oral surgeon is important. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not likely to be: Due to garlic. Garlic does not usually cause redness. If the redness is bothersome you should consult your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more
Natural healing: When our bodies sustain an injury, 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. The key is to do things that reduce the parts of inflammation such as ice and antiinflammatory medications in the first 24hrs. It will reduce quickly. ...Read more
Cold: Compresses can be helpful.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Eye swelling: I presume you are referring to swelling of the eyelids and surrounding tissue. If so, cold compresses (frozen peas or corn wrapped in a cloth for 1 min off and on) will help. Keeping your head elevated at night will also help. If you are referring to swelling of the conjunctiva (thin, clear tissue overlying the white of the eye), artificial tears may help. Intraocular swelling needs an md eval. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Swelling: First , you have to determine the cause of the swelling . Then you can create a treatment plan. See you family doc or vascular doc for assistance ...Read more
See below: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more
Depends: It depends on the cause. If your eyes are swollen because of allergies then antihistamines and anti allergy eye drops are helpful. Eye swelling can be due to other factors so a diagnosis is important. I recommend you see you doctor. Other possibilities: venous obstruction, thyroid issues, low portein in you blood due to nephrotic syndrome or malabsorption. ...Read more
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
Pressure: Pressure will reduce swelling and scar formation. The mechanism for this improvement is a sunject of debate. If the injury is a limb then gentle wrapping with an ace wrap from the hand or foot up to the injury will help. The wrap should be snug but not painful. If the scar is not on an extremity then tape and a silicne pad may help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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