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How to reduce swelling after pregnancy?

How to reduce swelling after pregnancy?

Time: It takes awhile for all the excess water that accumulates in your tissues during pregnancy to leave the body. Typically the majority of the swelling should be gone in 3 weeks. Exercise can help. Compression stockings and garmets can help a women feel better as well. Some gals take epsom salt baths as well. ...Read more

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 to reduce facial swelling after surgery?

How to reduce facial swelling after surgery?

Ice and Advil (ibuprofen): You do not mention what type of surgery. Dental? Plastic surgery? In general intermittent use of ice, advil (ibuprofen) and limiting activity are the usual advice given. ...Read more

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How can you reduce swelling after mumps?

How can you reduce swelling after mumps?

Reduce swelling?: I don't know of a way to reduce swelling of salivary glands but cold compresses can help to reduce pain. ...Read more

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How to reduce fingure sprain swelling quickly?

How to reduce fingure sprain swelling quickly?

R.I.C.E: Rest ice compression elevation rest it, use ice to reduce inflammation, and elevate it so swelling doesn't develop. Compression is hard when it come to the finger. Anti-inflammatories help too. ...Read more

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How long can swelling continue after an injury?

How long can swelling continue after an injury?

Depends : On the type , location and severity of the injury . ...Read more

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How to reduce swelling after achellis surgery?

How to reduce swelling after achellis surgery?

Elevation: Slightly elevate your foot above heart level when in bed. Put a pillow under the leg. ...Read more

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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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Knee swelling due to injury. What can help get the swelling down?

Knee swelling due to injury. What can help get the swelling down?

R I C E: Rest- reduce walking, standing for few days. Ice- ice packs 10 minutes, 3-4 times daily. Compression- ace wrap for support. Elevation- keep it elevated when at rest. If swelling not better, see primary care doctor or orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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How to reduce swelling from a bee?

How to reduce swelling from a bee?

Swelling from sting: You can reduce the swelling from a bee sting with ice compress. I suggest scraping out the stinger, rubbing a freshly cut onion slice over the sting, and then applying an ice pack. ...Read more

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How can I reduce the swelling from a sprained foot?

How can I reduce the swelling from a sprained foot?

Many possibilities: R.I.C.E. Rest, ice, compression, elevation. Immobilization with a splint or brace may be of benefit in the initial phase of recovery. Oral anti-inflammatory medication may help with the pain and 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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How do you reduce lip swelling after sticthes?

How do you reduce lip swelling after sticthes?

Slow Process: Normally, time will take care of the swelling. In the meantime, over-the-counter anti-inflammatory drugs like Ibuprofen can help a bit. On the first day or two, ice/cold compresses can also help a bit. Obviously, you need to avoid additional trauma, like playing with your lip or very hard foods for a few days. Other than that, you'll just have to wait for your body to heal. ...Read more

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How can you reduce pain and swelling one month after meniscus surgery?

How can you reduce pain and swelling one month after meniscus surgery?

Post-op complaints: Did you have a menisectomy (removal) or a meniscal repair? - pain and swelling a month after surgery are not unheard of by any means, but it is also possible that you are overdoing it. I suggest you speak with your surgeon and/ or physical therapist about your concerns. In the meanwhile, at home, you can use rest, ice, compression, elevation, tens (if prescribed), and/or nsaids for pain & swelling. ...Read more

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How to reduce swellig after knee replacement surgery?

How to reduce swellig after knee replacement surgery?

Lots of things: Ice it a lot. Get a knee sleeve ice machine and use it when ever you are sitting down or resting for the first 6-12 weeks. I can't stress how much these ice machine sleeves help. Bregg makes a great machine. I believe it is called polar tec. Do lots of isometric quadriceps contractions. Elevate it when your not walking around. Ice after any activity for 10-20 minutes. Where a compression sock. ...Read more

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How to reduce forehead swelling from impact?

How to reduce forehead swelling from impact?

Ice: Cold at first, with alleve or equivalent twice a day. Apply cold packs for 10-15 minutes. ...Read more

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What can I do to reduce the soreness after skateboarding?

What can I do to reduce the soreness after skateboarding?

Masssage,ice pack,mo: You can use ice pack, massage the area and if it is hurting short Ibuprofen may be taken if there is no allergy to Ibuprofen or aspirin. ...Read more

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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