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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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How to reduce fingure sprain swelling quickly?

How to reduce fingure sprain swelling quickly?

R.I.C.E: Rest ice compression elevation rest it, use ice to reduce inflammation, and elevate it so swelling doesn't develop. Compression is hard when it come to the finger. Anti-inflammatories help too. ...Read more

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How can you reduce gum swelling?

How can you reduce gum swelling?

Depends: Gum swelling must have an underlying cause to it. Looking for it and treating it will help resolve the swelling. If it's infection, an antibiotic may be needed. If it's associated with a procedure you may have had, you may need to call your dentist for advice. You can take an antiinflammatory medication, such as Ibuprofen or Naproxen (directions on the bottle) to begin with. ...Read more

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How to reduce chronic finger swelling?

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How to reduce chronic  finger swelling?

Many ways: It depends on the cause... Is it related to retaining fluid through out the body? An injury? Arthritis? Even some rheumatologic conditions can cause chronic finger swelling. Your primary care doctor can help sort these out and decide if you should see a hand surgeon. Good luck! ...Read more

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How to reduce forehead swelling from impact?

How to reduce forehead swelling from impact?

Ice: Cold at first, with alleve or equivalent twice a day. Apply cold packs for 10-15 minutes. ...Read more

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How to reduce gynomastia swelling without surgery?

How to reduce gynomastia swelling without surgery?

Sometimes: Depending on age and cause of the gynecomastia some young men respond to an antiestrogen such as tomoxafin . Talk to an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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How can you reduce swelling after mumps?

How can you reduce swelling after mumps?

Reduce swelling?: I don't know of a way to reduce swelling of salivary glands but cold compresses can help to reduce pain. ...Read more

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How to reduce swelling after pregnancy?

How to reduce swelling after pregnancy?

Time: It takes awhile for all the excess water that accumulates in your tissues during pregnancy to leave the body. Typically the majority of the swelling should be gone in 3 weeks. Exercise can help. Compression stockings and garmets can help a women feel better as well. Some gals take epsom salt baths as well. ...Read more

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How can I reduce ankle swelling?

How can I reduce ankle swelling?

Ankle swelling cause: Foot, leg, and ankle swelling is common with the following situations: being overweight blood clot in the leg, calcium channel blockers, increased age, leg infection, varicose veins in the legs, congestive heart failure as well as kidney failure, among other causes. See a physician to find out what is causing the ankle swelling for a treatment. Plan and a cure. Good luck. ...Read more

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How can I reduce gum swelling?

How can I reduce gum swelling?

Brush and floss: The most important thing you can do is brush and floss your teeth. You should brush after every meal and floss at least once a day. You can also rinse with warm salt water to help kill bacteria and that will also help with the swelling. ...Read more

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How to reduce the colestrol?

How to reduce the colestrol?

Depends on level and: ratio of HDL/total cholesterol, total HDL level, total; LDL level and non- HDL cholesterol ( done with fasting blood testing)/ I always suggest dietary and physicial modifications: diet: low fat, high fiber, lots of fresh fruit and vegetable, fiber ( bran, cereals) , limit red meats and add checken and fish,exercise 30-40 imin at least 4 times/week. Walking, biking running, high/low impact aerobic ...Read more

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How to reduce hoarseness?

How to reduce hoarseness?

Find the Cause: Hoarseness is a symptom, not a diagnosis. You must first diagnose the cause of the symptom to find the treatment for it. ...Read more

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How can I reduce knee swelling?

How can I reduce knee swelling?

Depends: Knee swelling is a symptom of something wrong inside the knee. A cartilage tear, a ligament tear, gout or other inflammatory processes or even just osteoarthritis can be the cause of the swelling. It is important to figure out the source. A physician trained in orthopedics or sports medicine can do this by your history and then doing an exam and sometimes draining the knee or doing some bloodwork. ...Read more

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How can I reduce itching and swelling due to hives?

How can I reduce itching and swelling due to hives?

Antihistamine: The combination treatment, sedating and nonsedating antihistamines, e, g, Atarax (hydroxyzine) plus zyrtec, works well. Known trigger should be avoided as well. ...Read more

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How can I reduce eye swelling?

How can I reduce eye swelling?

Cool compresses: Depending on the cause of the swelling, cool or cold compresses can help a lot. If an infection is causing the swelling, further treatment may be needed. Blepharitis is a common cause of eyelid swelling, you can get more info: http://www.2020vision.Com/blepharitis.Html. ...Read more

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How can you reduse swelling of chigger?

How can you reduse swelling of chigger?

Nasty ole Chiggers !: Get chiggers off your skin asap by rubbing w a cloth or showering in warm water w soap. You can apply Hydrocortisone cream or take oral antihistamines for itching. There are products you can buy specifically to treat chiggers. Chigger bites usually resolve in 1 to 2 weeks w/o treatment. Get medical eval for infection. ...Read more

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How to reduce facial swelling after surgery?

How to reduce facial swelling after surgery?

Ice and Advil (ibuprofen): You do not mention what type of surgery. Dental? Plastic surgery? In general intermittent use of ice, advil (ibuprofen) and limiting activity are the usual advice given. ...Read more