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What is the best way to bring the swelling down on the eye from a maschito bite?

What is the best way to bring the swelling down on the eye from a maschito bite?

Ice: For any inflammation such as from an insect bite, applying local ice can help decrease or minimize swelling. A nice trick for an area as irregular as the eye is to take a bag of frozen peas and hold them against the area. Do not do this for more than 20 minutes as cold can cause injury. ...Read more

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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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Please advise what is the best way to bring down a swelling or bruise on childs forehead?

Please advise what is the best way to bring down a swelling or bruise on childs forehead?

Apply ice.: Immediately after the injury, apply an ice pack to the area, on and off for 10 minutes at a time for a few hours. There will probably still be swelling and bruising, which will go away after a couple of days, but the ice will help somewhat. If it doesn't, you should have your child seen by a doctor. If there is vomiting or loss of consciousness, you should also see a doctor. ...Read more

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How can I bring down the swelling of tonsils? I don't have any medical insurance and I would like to know what is the best way to reduce the swelling of the tonsils.

How can I bring down the swelling of tonsils? I don't have any medical insurance and I would like to know what is the best way to reduce the swelling of the tonsils.

Free clinic?: Tonsillar swelling may be a result of an active infection, and if that is the case antibiotics may be needed (if bacterial in origin). Fever?
See if there is a free clinic nearby to seek help. Meanwhile, gargle with warm salt water for some relief. See an md, and good luck! ...Read more

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What is the best way to make tongue swelling go away?

What is the best way to make tongue swelling go away?

See MD!: Tongue swelling can be caused by multiple causes including, allergy; some rare diseases; trauma (such as inadvertently biting the tongue); dental problems. In short, treatment depends on the cause of the swelling. See a physician. ...Read more

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What is the best way to reduce swelling from a finger that got stuck in the doorway?

What is the best way to reduce swelling from a finger that got stuck in the doorway?

Ice, immobilized: If you have a large amount of swelling from
this type of crush injury, it will gradually
decrease with ice, splint and NSAID meds.
If you have a large subungual hematoma,
it can be very helpful to decompress the
nail with a small needle with much improvement in pain. ...Read more

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What is the best way to reduce swelling from dental abscess?

What is the best way to reduce swelling from dental abscess?

Treat the infection.: The only permanent treatment is usually root canal therapy or tooth removal. Temporarily antibiotics can help. ...Read more

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Best way to relive sinus swelling?

Best way to relive sinus swelling?

Treat the cause: The swelling in the sinuses can be caused by allergy and infections. The best way to treat the swlling caused by chronic allergy is by nasal steroid sprays and antihistamines, in some cases short course of oral steroids
if there is coexisting infection use broad spectrum antibiotics alone or with steroids may need to be used. ...Read more

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I got bitten or stung in my back now it's swelling. What's the best way to get rid of the swelling?

I got bitten or stung in my back now it's swelling. What's the best way to get rid of the swelling?

Staph Infection: Until proven otherwise you should consider that your swelling is a dangerous staph bacterial infection known as MRSA (mersa). This must be evaluated and treated by a physician urgently. ...Read more

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Best way to treat knee swelling?

Best way to treat knee swelling?

Should be evaluated: Knee swelling is a sign of something wrong. It is not a disease in and of itself. There are many causes and only a trained expert can determine the source. ...Read more

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What is the best way to reduce eyelid swelling?

What is the best way to reduce eyelid swelling?

A few ideas: More info about the duration, severity and appearance would be needed for specific help, but in general, keeping the head elevated during sleep and applying refrigerated, moist washcloths to the eyes can be helpful. Refrigerated artificial tears may also be beneficial. Decreasing salt intake could also be helpful. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of swelling of the hands?

What is the best way to get rid of swelling of the hands?

Elevation, motion: Elevation of your hand above heart level is key, along with range of motion which acts like a pump to remove swelling. An edema glove from a pharmacy or therapist will help. ...Read more

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Dental experts! What is the best way to reduce swelling after wisom teeth removal?

Dental experts! What is the best way to reduce swelling after wisom teeth removal?

Many: Start with immaculately clean mouth before surgery to reduce infection risk. Use ice after surgery as directed by your oral surgical specialist. Talk to surgeon about medications that can reduce swelling. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of swelling in my lip?

What is the best way to get rid of swelling in my lip?

Depends: If swollen due to trauma, ice on and off and ibuprofen. If the swelling is from a non-traumatic source, you would need to be examined as to why it is occurring. When known, the cause should be treated. Allergy, infection, salivary cyst and a host of other reasons could be at play. Your dentist is always a good source of information and help. Good luck! ...Read more

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Rash, itchy, swelling in face, allergies probably. Best way to treat this?

Antihistamine: Try OTC antihistamines, if that doesn't work see a board certified allergist for testing and further management. ...Read more

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What is the best way to reduce the swelling of my left labia minora (lip)?

What is the best way to reduce the swelling of my left labia minora (lip)?

Several ways: This is usually from intercourse but there are pathologic processes that can swell the labia. Cold compresses, ice packs & occasionally topical steroid should reduce the swelling. If persist, see a physician. ...Read more

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Best way to reduce swelling on your nose?

Best way to reduce swelling on your nose?

Depends on source: Nose swelling can be of traumatic origin, or other explanation, an md can help you sort it out. Swelling usually responds to ice and
advil. Find the source, and treat that. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat swelling on my eyebrow? How long will it last?

What is the best way to treat swelling on my eyebrow? How long will it last?

Eye Brow Swelling: It depends on the cause. If it is allergic, stopping the offending agent might be enough. It could be from skin conditions or rarely eye conditions. Please see your doctor if this persists. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of feet and ankle swelling from edema?

What is the best way to get rid of feet and ankle swelling from edema?

Elevation: While at rest, compression while ambulating, restricting salt from your diet and consideration of a diuretic by your internist. ...Read more

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Should I get Robert a chair for the shower? What ways are best to relieve swelling in ankles? Swelling goes away when laying down to sleep. Can you help?

Should I get Robert a chair for the shower? What ways are best to relieve swelling in ankles? Swelling goes away when laying down to sleep. Can you help?

Gravity.: It all has to do with the consequences of gravity and your body's never ending battle to move blood back up your leg. See your doctor for some possible solutions. ...Read more

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What is the best way to discern mastitis from a normal increase in milk production and substantial breast swelling?

What is the best way to discern mastitis from a normal increase in milk production and substantial breast swelling?

Mastitis: Mastitis is almost always associated with redness and tenderness of the skin of the breast. It may involve a small or large area of the breast. A fever may occur. These symptoms will persist even after breast feeding. Treatment usually requires oral antibiotics and continued breast feeding. ...Read more

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Allergy/itchy skin rash swelling from Effexor (venlafaxine) xr. What's the best way to come off? I see my dr tomoz. Considering tapering off slow n going on prosac

Allergy/itchy skin rash swelling from Effexor (venlafaxine) xr. What's the best way to come off? I see my dr tomoz. Considering tapering off slow n going on prosac

See your doctor: It is best to see your doctor for advice in going off a medicine that may be causing a side effect and taking another. In addition medication may be recommended to relieve itching and rash. ...Read more