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How do I decrease swelling in the face from injury?

How do I decrease swelling in the face from injury?

Depends: If facial swelling from an injury is due to a contusion, ice may help decrease the swelling. If the swelling is due to an infection, get evaluated by your physician immediately. ...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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How can I reduce swelling of the kneecap area from sports?

How can I reduce swelling of the kneecap area from sports?

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

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How do I reduce the swelling from a toothache?

How do I reduce the swelling from a toothache?

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 more

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How do I reduce knee swelling and bruising resulting from a crash?

How do I reduce knee swelling and bruising resulting from a crash?

See a doctor: Did you get an xray to rule out a fracture. You can still have a stress fracture. If they are worried they will do an mri get an MRI on a high field - 1.5t or 3t MRI scanner. ...Read more

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How do I speed the process of clearing the redness from my face due to garlic?

How do I speed the process of clearing the redness from my face due to garlic?

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

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How can I reduce the swelling and bruising in my eye within a week?

How can I reduce the swelling and bruising in my eye within a week?

Cold compresses: Cold compresses will help reduce swelling but you should see an eye doctor if you've had a trauma to the eye. ...Read more

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How can I reduce the redness from sunburn in a day?

How can I reduce the redness from sunburn in a day?

Sunburn redness: Prevention is best remedy. Nsaids & topical corticosteroids have anti-inflammatory properties that may make redness (if not too severe) resolve quickly. Avoid recurrent sunburns as uv skin damage is cumulative over the years. ...Read more

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Got hit in the face with a volleyball. How do I reduce the swelling?

Got hit in the face with a volleyball. How do I reduce the swelling?

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

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How can I reduce swelling on side of the eye injury for my son?

How can I reduce swelling on side of the eye injury for my son?

Cold compresses: Not sure the eye injury, but should have it checked out. If it's just tissue edema, then resting, time, cold compresses will help it reabsorb (as long as no underlying medical problems). ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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How do I reduce the swelling in my eye?

How do I reduce the swelling in my eye?

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 more

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What can I do about severe sunburn swelling of the face around the eyes?

What can I do about severe sunburn swelling of the face around the eyes?

Cool compresses: Sunburns are just like heat burns - they cause swelling. Cooling the skin with ice can lessen the swelling. If the skin is blistering, your doctor may prescribe antibiotic ointment. If the swelling does not go down in a day, see your doctor. ...Read more

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What can I do to reduce the swelling in my fingers?

What can I do to reduce the swelling in my fingers?

See MD: Swelling fingers: both hands? Recent trauma? New ring or bracelet? Could be allergic. In the mean time you can ice the area, remove rings, jewelry and can raise hand above level of heart. Take a Benadryl (diphenhydramine) 25-50 mg. And see an md. ...Read more

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How do you reduce swelling in the left foot and leg?

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

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What can I do to reduce the swelling in my upper lip?

What can I do to reduce the swelling in my upper lip?

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

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What can I do to reduce the swelling in my eye?

What can I do to reduce the swelling in my eye?

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

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How do I reduce swelling on side of the eye injury for my daughter?

How do I reduce swelling on side of the eye injury for my daughter?

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

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What can I do to reduce swelling and scar formation after a major accident?

What can I do to reduce swelling and scar formation after a major accident?

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 more

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Dr. Erik Borncamp
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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