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How do I get swelling to go down

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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Apply some ice first: Then try some topical Hydrocortisone and/or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream. Most of all, try not to scratch!

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Dr. Jake Richards
Dentistry 12 years experience
Brush more: Believe it or not your gums are more likely swollen because of inflammation. If you have inflammation then you have debris in the gums around your te... Read More
Dr. David Schneider
Dentistry 38 years experience
Hopefully : That is all it was. Use a less harsh toothpaste, make sure it is not cinnamon flavored, and use warm salt water (1 tablespoon of salt in 8 ounces of ... Read More
Dr. Matt Fulmer
Dentistry 15 years experience
See Dentist: A simple fix for swollen or irritates gums is a salt-water rinse or the use of listerine. I would definitely see your dentist, however, to rule out th... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Ice packs: You can try applying an Ice pack to reduce swelling and pain. Some people use Aloe Vera gel to help soothe the area. Ibuprofen may also help reduce in... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Need to examine: If there have been recent changes in your mole,it is imperative that it be examined by a doctor to ascertain if it needs to be removed and the tissue ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Allergy and Immunology 17 years experience
See your doctor: First, you need to be evaluated for the cause of angioedema before treatments can be suggested.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Danielle Jones
Dr. Danielle Jonesanswered
Obstetrics and Gynecology 8 years experience
Ice & Time: For injuries causing mild to moderate swelling ice packs and time are the best way to get the swelling to go down. Place a thin towel between skin & i... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vinod Panchbhavi
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 35 years experience
Compression stocking: A compression stocking and elevation usually can reduce swelling caused by water retention in the legs and feet, but it is important to check for and ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 32 years experience
RICE: Rest, Ice, Compression ad elevation.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rada Ivanov
Pulmonary Critical Care 31 years experience
Ice pack: Ice it! if you passed out; feel an unusual weakness, are unable to speak or have anything else out of the ordinary, go to an er; if not some ice and t... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Hermann
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Ice and elevate: The best treatment for just about any injury is to ice and elevate the injured part. Limit use (rest) and to help control swelling, an ace bandage, p... Read More

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