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How To Reduce Face Swelling Fast
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
Natural healing: When our bodies sustain an injury, the immediate response is inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling). This is the body increasing the blood flow to the injury to bring healing factors to the area and also the veins expand to carry bad stuff away. The key is to do things that reduce the parts of inflammation such as ice and antiinflammatory medications in the first 24hrs. It will reduce quickly. ...Read more
The cause needs: To be determined before solutions can safely be proposed. Take care. ...Read more
On my head 6area are swelling diff size like some1hit, from 4year. And its growing fast, we remove by opration? And what chance it not grow again there?
Scalp lesions: There are many causes of bumps on the scalp and you should definitely see a dermatologist for this problem. It is possible that these are actually pilar cysts, and that is a hereditary problem. But I cannot tell you for sure what's going on because I cannot see the lesions. See you dermatologist! ...Read more
Bruise: For the first 24 hours, I would ice the effected area to minimize the spread of the bruise. After 48 hours, heat may be applied to allow the blood to disperse about the body. The amount of time it takes to heal is highly variable from person to person. ...Read more
Wrong treatment.: I would not advise using diuretics for facial swelling as (1) probably would not work, (2) you'd likely become dehydrated trying to make them work and (3) fluid accumulation would not be the cause of this facial swelling. Allergy causes facial swelling via inflammation, not fluid accumulation like you'd see in heart failure or kidney disease. ...Read more
I know is 19days since mini face lift surgery, there is still slight swelling, is there anything that can bring down the swelling fast. No pain?
MiniFL/Swell: Unusual to have 19 days of swelling. Are you sure you only had a mini FL and not a full FL??? ...Read more
Ice: Put ice on it. However you must make sure that you do not have any broken bones. If persistent see your md. ...Read more
Icing, Advil (ibuprofen)...: The masseter muscle is one of the muscles of mastication (biting), and it is an extremely powerful muscle, that is constantly in use. If it is bilateral and painful you must rule out mumps (inflammation of the parotid glands) that are deeper but very near. Most likely from night grinding, over-use, over-stretched. Ice, advil, (ibuprofen) limit to soft diet, reduce over opening. Moist heat too. If no relief>dr. ...Read more
The head of my penis has all of a sudden swelled up and is red. It hurts when touched. I really need help. What do I do to reduce the swelling.
See a doctor: If you have pain combined with redness, you must see a doctor asap. ...Read more
I got punched in the face over and over again. Is there any other way other than Ice to reduce soreness or swelling? And how long will it take to heal
Use antibiotic and: Moist heat over the area involved.Get a more detailed answer ›
My friend suffers from kidney disease & face has swollen tremendously due to her meds, I believe. Is there anything she can take to reduce swelling?
Nephrologist: Your firiend must see a nephrologist to figure out the reason for swelling of the face. It could be due to meds or kidney problem. ...Read more
Does Benadryl (diphenhydramine) help swelling caused by bigen dye for the face? My face swole up because of it can I take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to reduce swelling or penicillin.
ER or dermatologist: Please go to an ER or dermatologist. Severe reactions are reported due to the dyes and chemicals in bigen. This is not something that I can give advice for online. Someone needs to see your face, your scalp and acess the entire situation. Secondary staph infections have been reported as well. Please see someone immediately to get an accurate assessment of the condition and treatment. Best to you. ...Read more
I got bit by something last night and this morning and all the bites have swollen up into hard lumps. Even those on the face. What do I need to do? I cut one open on my ankle and the swelling reduced, but is still there. That's not an option on face.
Stop cutting.: Don't be cutting things open on your ankle unless you know what you are doing. The safest thing to do is seek professional help. ...Read more
How do I reduce facial swelling? I had a bad allergic reaction and was treated at the ER, I was allowed to leave but face is still swollen 12hrs later
With medication: 48-72 hrs minimum. What medicine were you given for treatment. 12 hours is too early to see effects of therapy. ...Read more
Ice and NSAID's.: Ice packs applied to the swollen area 10 minutes at a time with 10 minute breaks in between can help. So can non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs like aspirin, Motrin (ibuprofen) and naprosyn (naproxen sodium). Do not exceed the manufacturer's dosages written on the bottle. ...Read more
How can I reduce swelling on the right side of my face due to my wisdom teeth needing to be removed. I am getting them out in 3 weeks?
Swelling: See your dentist or oral surgeon who will be doing the extracting. You may have an infection. This needs to be diagnosed and treated. ...Read more
I'm really sick& only have temps in 99. Swelling all over face, neck, body. Sick to stomach losen weight fast and my heart start to hurt?
How van I reduce swelling due to a tooth infection? The side of my face is swollen the size of a tennis ball.
See a dentist: A tooth infection won't go away without treatment and the infection may spread to your jaw, cheeks, sinus and to other areas of your head and neck. Visit a dentist ASAP for definitive diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
I have a large acne scab on my face it is swollen and red, and nothing is helping heal. I need the fastest treatment to reduce the scab and swelling.?
Boils: Frustrating! Okay quickest solution. You probably have an infection in the deeper tissue sometimes called a boil. See your doctor and get a strong antibiotic to take by mouth. It may even need to be drained. Hope not. Stop squeezing! Use a warm wet compress as often as you can. Cover it at night with an antibiotic cream. In the day cover creams may make you feel better about it. ...Read more
Hit in face. Swollen black eyes and lips. Also fractured nose. How do I reduce swelling? I have an appointment with an ear nose and throat doc soon.
Broken Nose: Use ice pack 3x daily for 72 hours. See ENT as soon as possible. ...Read more
Swelling is tough: Treatment is by cause so that must first be determined. Some are self limited orhers can be chronic. Some are annoying but some can be very dangerous. Start with your pcp (primary care physician). ...Read more
Days at least: It'll take days- and longer if you have a hematoma (a collection of blood under the skin or muscle). If you have a hematoma, the bruising could become extensive before it resolves. ...Read more
See the pediatrician: Swelling of a child's face is not normal, and your child should be seen by a doctor as soon as possible. This could be dental related (unlikely at this age), an insect bite (if red and swollen +/- itching) or it could represent an infection (red, swollen, warm, painful to touch, +/- fever). ...Read more
Too broad a question: Is the swelling due to an infection? What's causing the infection (tooth, gum, other structure)? Acute or chronic? Where is the swelling? What is the dosage and frequency of the amoxicillin? What is your age, general health and any medical conditions? The list goes on..... Have the dentist or physician who is treating you answer that question. I assume\hope you are not self medicating yourself! ...Read more
Fracure: Probably broken bone x-ray must be done or ct scan 100% proof. ...Read more
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 just fell backwards on cement driveway landing on my bottom & slammed back of my head. Applying ice to swelling on head..
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