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how do I get swelling to go down

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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
13 years experience Family Medicine
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
11 years experience Dentistry
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
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Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
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
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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
24 years experience Ophthalmology
Cystic pimple: Could be a range of reasons: Send photo to diagnose you properly & find right treatment. For now put a hot cuetip or fingertip with out burning th ... Read More
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
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
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Dr. Lee Perry answered
16 years experience Allergy and Immunology
See your doctor: First, you need to be evaluated for the cause of angioedema before treatments can be suggested.
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Danielle Jones
7 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
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
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vinod Panchbhavi
34 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
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 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
RICE: Rest, Ice, Compression ad elevation.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rada Ivanov
30 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
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
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