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How do I decrease swelling in the face from injury?

How do I decrease swelling in the face from injury?

Details????: Not much on detail here. How severe is the trauma? Fractures or a bump? Where on the face? How long has it been since trauma: the answer is from ice and advil (ibuprofen) to surgical intervention. If you got a big bump and then a lump, again advil (ibuprofen) and intermittent use of ice. ...Read more

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Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

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


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What are ways to decrease swelling in face after eye surgery?

What are ways to decrease swelling in face after eye surgery?

Cold compresses: I would "clear" this with your surgeon as you did not clarify what type of surgery you had...Ocular or eyelid? ...Read more

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Are there prescriptions that will decrease swelling of the face after dental gum grafting?

Are there prescriptions that will decrease swelling of the face after dental gum grafting?

Anti-inflammatories: Yes. Aspirin or Ibuprofen substitutes are excellent anti-inflammatory medications that can reduce post-operative swelling in a short time if taken every 4-6 hours for 1-2 days. Keep your mouth clean and use cold packs that also reduce swelling. Finally, ask your treating periodontist to write a prescription for his "drug of choice". Also ask if antibiotic coverage might be beneficial. ...Read more

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Blood vessel punctured from novocaine injection. Immediate swelling and bruise on face. Initially decreased now swollen again and very tender.

Blood vessel punctured from novocaine injection. Immediate swelling and bruise on face. Initially decreased now swollen again and very tender.

Relatively Common: I am surmising you received Noocaine from your dentist. Having an injection anywhere can rupture blood vessels from the injection. Sorry! Use Ice packs for 15-20min 2-3x Daily over the affected area for a few more days will help. If you have further concerns, you should seek the help of a healthcare professional. ...Read more

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33 weeks pregnant, hand, feet, face and ankle swelling. Gained 3lbs in 2 days. Decreased movement. Awful headaches, dr says I'm fine but I feel off!??

May be preeclampsia: Rapid weight gain, sudden swelling and headache may indicate developing preeclampsia, which can be dangerous to your own or baby's health. Check your blood pressure with a home cuff or at local pharmacy. If too number is >140 or bottom >90, let your doctor know ASAP. ...Read more

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For what reasons should you reduce swelling to an injury?

For what reasons should you reduce swelling to an injury?

Inflammation heals: 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, compression, elevation and antiinflammatory medications in the first 24hrs. ...Read more

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Why am I having significiant swelling and pain after 2 months of intial injury?

Why am I having significiant swelling and pain after 2 months of intial injury?

Re injured: If you have not allowed your ankle injury to heal properly then any new overuse or trauma will re-injure it. ...Read more

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I got accident before ten days and injuries now healed but still swelling is there.please reply..thank u.

I got accident before ten days and injuries now healed but still swelling is there.please reply..thank u.

6 to 8weeks: The average human healing time for soft tissue trauma/injury is approximately 6 to 8 weeks however there are significant individual variables that include but not limited to the nature and extent of injury and also coexisting morbidities. ...Read more

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SHOULD THE INJURY BE WRAPPED IMEDIATELY OR NOT UNTIL THE SWELLING DIMINISHES?

SHOULD THE INJURY BE WRAPPED IMEDIATELY OR NOT UNTIL THE SWELLING DIMINISHES?

Injury: depends on the injury. usually righter away to prevent swelling. you can do a virtual consult if you need further help ...Read more

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What is the fastest way to reduce a swelling of the eye from an injury?

What is the fastest way to reduce a swelling of the eye from an injury?

Black eye?: If you are referring to swelling around the eye, then ice or cold will help. If the eye itself is swollen then it could be more serious and needs evaluation and probable medications. ...Read more

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Dr. Sewa Legha
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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more