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Best Way To Help Swelling Go Down By A Deep Cut
Apply ice to area.: Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) expedites healing of cold sores. It can reduce healing time by half. Studies also show that regular use can help v recurrences. Brief supplementation with lysine 1, 000mg orally three times a day at the onset, can also hasten healing. Your physician can prescribe oral valtrex (valacyclovir). ...Read more
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
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
Ice is quickest: Ice is the quickest way to make swelling go down. Ice helps most types of swelling, but especially swelling from trauma. For allergies, rinse the eyes with water and take allergy tablets and eye drops. For bags under the eyes, preparation h can actually help for the short term, but getting enough sleep is best. Sometimes blepharoplasty surgery is required. ...Read more
Hornet sting tips: Clean with soap ; warm water. Apply ice in 10 minute. Increments; alternating 10 on ; 10 off. Elevate affected area. Tylenol, (acetaminophen) Aspirin or Motrin for pain or Benadryl for swelling. Make a paste of 2 parts baking soda ; 1 part water ; apply. Need tetanus shot every 10 years. Throat, airway or tongue swelling – call 911. ...Read more
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What is the best home remedy to reduce swelling caused by an abscessed tooth? I'll be going into my dentist to have him look at my tooth soon, but i would like some proven things i can do at home to reduce swelling and pain.
Dr. : Dr. Mcleod is right. There is nothing that you can do at home. In addition, going to the emergency room just wastes previous tax dollars. Please go see your dentist, or go to the many free clinics, or hospitals residencies out there. The resources are there. You just have to go... Best wishes, dr. Zev kaufman. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What's the best way to quickly deal with a blister on your toes from walking too long? Should I pop it or not?
What's the best and fastest way to get rid of the pain from a sore gum due to the cap being too high? The dentist filed it down to fix it but it'sstill sore.
OTC pain meds +: Take some advil, motrin, aleve (naproxen) or what you normally take for a headache. You might need another bite adjustment or you may have a problem with the fit, or the nerve of the tooth may be inflamed. Let your dentist know what you are feeling. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
To see what we can do about the swelling in the foot and ankle after cellulitis? What works best to help swelling go away?
Onion: Rub a slice of onion on the bite. The enzyme in the onion neutralizes the bug irritant and reduces/prevents swelling and itching. The only place I do not recommend its use is on/around the eyes. ...Read more
What would be the best way to treat a compression fracture in L2 or L3 and if untreated what would i look forward to down the road? 22, X-ray at 20.
Depends: This depends on why you have the compression fractures (assuming trauma at your age), how much vertebral body height is lost, if there is any abnormal angulation of your spine at that level, and if there is any significant retropulsion of bone into the spinal canal. The answers to these questions determine the specific details of how you may do in future. However most heal in matter of months.Gl! ...Read more
If you lose an arm or leg in an explosion, what's the best way to treat the injury until help arrives?
Traumatic amputation: Traumatic amputations occur during high energy trauma. A tourniquet should be applied as soon as possible, such as a belt or thin piece of fabric and tied tight enough to stop as much bleeding as possible. At that point pressure should be applied to stop bleeding if possible. The body will go into hypovolemic shock due to blood loss. Elevate the injured extremity if possible and rapidly seek care. ...Read moreSee 10 more doctor answers
Due to a medical problem My legs go numb and ache. They burn, tingle, and often lose function. Trying to find a way to help ease this. Any suggestion?
Nerve: It is difficult to give any suggestions without knowing what the "medical problem" is. Your symptoms are likely nerve related and we would call the burning feeling neuropathic pain this medications used for treatment of nerve related pain may be useful. You should discuss this with your treating physicians. ...Read more
Iis there anything i can do to reduce swelling and bruising and get the numbing to go away after teeth extraction?
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