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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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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 & elevation: Keep your hand elevated above your heart as much as possible. Depending on the amount of bruising and swelling you may want to get an x-ray to be sure it is not broken. ...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. ...Read more

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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 should do the job. ...Read more

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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, ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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, 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 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. ...Read more

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How do I get my tongue swelling to go down so I can eat?

How do I get my tongue swelling to go down so I can eat?

See your doctor: First, you need to be evaluated for the cause of angioedema before treatments can be suggested. ...Read more

Crutches (Definition)

Crutches are devices held beneath the armpits to support the body in walking after an injury to ...Read more