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I jammed my finger how can I get the swelling to go down?

I jammed my finger how can I get the swelling to go down?

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, properly applied, can also help. Remember "rice": rest, ice, compression and elevate. Most of these are simple sprains, but fractures are common and can be serious. See a doctor if symptoms persist or if there is any deformity present.

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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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My gums got swollen due to my tooth paste because it was to harsh. How do I get the swelling to go down?

My gums got swollen due to my tooth paste because it was to harsh. How do I get the swelling to go down?

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 the possibility of gum infection or periodontal disease.

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I think i have a cystic pimple on my cheek. There is one small hard spot surrounded by swelling up to my eye. How do I get the swelling to go down??

I think i have a cystic pimple on my cheek.  There is one small hard spot surrounded by swelling up to my eye.  How do I get the swelling to go down??

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 the skin and gently push on pimple without popping it. We can show you on video how to do this if questions. Likely oil glands are clogged & causing pimple.

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I bumped my head from hitting it on a wooden shelf. What do I need to do to get the swelling to go down?

I bumped my head from hitting it on a wooden shelf. What do I need to do to get the swelling to go down?

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 tylenol (acetaminophen) should do the job.

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What do you suggest if I have a sty in my eye and it is really swollen. Any ways on how to get the swelling to go down?

What do you suggest if I have a sty in my eye and it is really swollen. Any ways on how to get the swelling to go down?

Heat treatment: The best treatment for an evolving stye is to apply very warm soaks (washclosth under very warm -not hot- water applied to the lid about 5 times per day for 5 minutes at a time will usually get it to respond fairly quickly. Give this a try for 3-5 days and then see an ophthalmologist if still significant after that time.

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My husband has a swollen thigh with no pain but the leg does feel heavy! how can we get the swelling to go down?

My husband has a swollen thigh with no pain but the leg does feel heavy! how can we get the swelling to go down?

Go to the Doctor: Unexplained swelling can represent life threatening problems. This is nothing to just wait on. Please get your husband to your family clinic urgently.

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I just got my tonsils removed today and my uvula is HUGE! Is there any way to get the swelling to go down? If not, how long until they reduce in size?

I just got my tonsils removed today and my uvula is HUGE! Is there any way to get the swelling to go down? If not, how long until they reduce in size?

Tonsillectomy: This is normal after the surgery. The swelling is going to start going down after 12 hours and between 24 and 36 hours should resolve drink room temperature water avoid hot or hard food for the next couple of days,

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What can be done to get the swelling to go down on a hornet sting?

What can be done to get the swelling to go down on a hornet sting?

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.

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How can I get the swelling down with my parotiditis?

How can I get the swelling down with my parotiditis?

Parotitis: Common remedies include heat to area, massage, saliva stimulants like sour candy, and lots of fluids. Sometimes an antibiotic is required, so see an ENT for treatment. Occasionally, there can be obstruction of the ducts with a stone, but relatively rare in parotitis.

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What should I do to get cold sore swelling to go down?

What should I do to get cold sore swelling to go down?

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).

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What can I do to get lip swelling to go down?

What can I do to get lip swelling to go down?

Dependent on cause: Lip swelling can be a result of numerous causes. Trama, allergy to foods, irritation from exposure or contact to chemical(food additives, colorations, etc), and diseases. You need to seek help from dentist or dermatologist to determine cause and then treatment.

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How do I get the swelling of tooth abscess to go down?

How do I get the swelling of tooth abscess to go down?

Sorry: There's no home repair kit available on amazon. An abscess is an infected tooth with bacteria spilling out into the surrounding tissues. The only treatments are root canal or extraction. Antibiotics may help control (but not cure) the infection. Analgesics, salt water rinses, and cold compresses may help control (but not cure) the swelling. See your dentist asap before it gets worse.

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How do I get the swelling down on a spider bite?

How do I get the swelling down on a spider bite?

Steroid cream: You need to make sure there is no existence of infection before starting this.

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I bit the inside of my cheek. How do I get the swelling down quickly?

I bit the inside of my cheek. How do I get the swelling down quickly?

Cheek biting: About a week for cheek swelling to go down. But because, it is swollen it is easier to bite again. Cheek, lip tongue accidental biting is common. The most effective remedy is to put crush ice in you mouth right away to keep the swelling down. Take an over the counter pain anti-imflamatory drug like Motrin aleve, (naproxen) Aspirin as directed. Then be careful not to re-bite the area.

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I bit my lip and now it's swelling. How do I get the swelling down?

I bit my lip and now it's swelling. How do I get the swelling down?

Biting Habit: Lip, cheek tongue biting is an annoyance that we have to deal with it life. It takes about 10-14 days to totally heal. Avoid doing it is the only cure. When it happens get some crushed ice on it immediately. Take aspirin, advil, or aleve (naproxen) at the time and with meals. Try not to re-bite the area. Avoid alcohol and hard to chew foods. If badly bruised see a dds/md.

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Breast inflammation swelling. How do I get the swelling down?

Depends why: There can be many reasons why there is swelling.. Infection? Perhaps antibiotics immune system reaction? Sterioids hormonal problem? Homoral evaluation and assess cause and treatment. Local treatment with cool compresses may temporarily help...If not any infection.

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