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How Do I Get The Swelling To Go Down Crutches
Help healing: A sprain is when a ligament or tendon is injured by overstretching. There may be minimal or quite a bit of damage to it. Inflammation (redness, warmth, tenderness, and swelling) occurs as a natural healing process. The key is to minimize further damage while keeping the area flexible and mobile. Ice massage (24-36 hours), compression and elevation are the keys to maximize healing. ...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
Possibly a year: Depending on the severity of the break, type of treatment, medical history (diabetes, vascular disease, smoker), and any complications from the broken ankle, it can usually take up to a year for swelling to completely go away. Generally the swelling starts to dissipate after the first week or so if treated properly. Hope this helps. ...Read more
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 & ice pack to protect skin. Anti-inflammatory medications, like Ibuprofen or naproxen, can also be used by to decrease swelling. If the swelling is due to an allergic reaction, anti-histamines may also be beneficial. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Elevation/compressio: First you need to find out the cause of the swelling. There are several possibilities ranging from leakiy valves in veins of legs, to lymphedema or congestive heart failure. See a doctor. Elevating feet and legs often works temporarily in simple cases. Elastic stockings are the best way to keep swelling down assummming there are no serious causes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
YOU DON'T: A doctor is needed to determine the cause and give you the proper treatment. ...Read more
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
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Acute or chronic?: If you were injured, you should use a cold compress of ice wrapped in a towel. If you have chronic swelling that started more than 24 hours ago and is not going away you need to find out what the cause is so it can be treated. It could be an allergic reaction, which could use benadyl, but you should probably see a physician about it. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
RICE therapy: The pneumonic r.I.C.E. Helps guide the general treatment of orthopedic injuries until a more thorough eval can be done. It stands for rest, ice, compression, and elevation. In addition, tylenol (acetaminophen) and anti-inflammatories can help with the pain. If it hurts to put weight on it, don't. Get some crutches and stay off of it. A brace or immobilizer can help relieve pain as well. ...Read more
Chill: The inflammation of the conjunctiva (whites of the eye) can be treated with artificial tears that have been chilled in the refrigerator. Ice can be used to help the swelling around the eye to go down. The viruses that cause pink eye have a very high attack rate (this means they are highly contagious). Be very careful not to transmit the virus to your colleagues and family. Therefore, chill! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What causes "water on the knee"? How long can it take to go away? Why do doctors not want to drain the knee?
Inflammation: This is called a knee effusion and is the result of joint inflammation or damage. As a rheumatologist i strongly favor joint aspiration as it is often very valuable in establishing the cause. Also, a cortisone injection done at the same time can help quite a bit with improvement of the swelling and pain. ...Read more
Time, time, time: It's easier to prevent it then to try to get it to subside. Ice packs to the outside of your face on an off every 15-20 minutes for the first 24 hours. Keep your head elevated rather that lying down flat. Once it's swollen, it's mostly a waiting game for mother nature & your body to work it's wonders. Be patient, each day should be better than the previous one. Follow your surgeon's instructions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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