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How to reduce swelling from a bee?

How to reduce swelling from a bee?

Swelling from sting: You can reduce the swelling from a bee sting with ice compress. I suggest scraping out the stinger, rubbing a freshly cut onion slice over the sting, and then applying an ice pack. ...Read more

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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Please suggest tips on how to reduce swelling of the vocal folds! anyone?

Please suggest tips on how to reduce swelling of the vocal folds! anyone?

NoVocal cord inflamm: There really are no medications that have been noted to help alleviate or facilitate swelling of vocal cords. The best thing you can do for your cords is vocal cord rest. That's really the only thing, follow up with ENT if needed in the future. Evidence if debatable on the use of oral steroids or anti-inflammatory medications like Ibuprofen, none have been shown to be beneficial. ...Read more

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How to reduce swelling cause by head bump?

How to reduce swelling cause by head bump?

Ice pack: Ice pack. Treating the swelling may have cosmetic benefits (short term) but doesn't affect long term results. Ice can also reduce pain. Apply it for no more than 20 minutes at a time. ...Read more

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How to reduce swelling after achellis surgery?

How to reduce swelling after achellis surgery?

Elevation: Slightly elevate your foot above heart level when in bed. Put a pillow under the leg. ...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 to reduce swelling in the feet for an elderly person?

How to reduce swelling in the feet for an elderly person?

Elevation/compressio: Elevate feet/legs when possible. Elastic stocking or other form of compression are helpful. Avoid excessive salt intake. See your physician for evalaution. ...Read more

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How to reduce swelling or enlargment of collar bone?

How to reduce swelling or enlargment of collar bone?

First diagnose the -: Cause of the swelling, so see your pcp. Ibuprofen will help with swelling and discomfort; a sling will help to relieve the pulling effect of the weight off the arm. Importantly get the cause diagnosed, as the treatment would depend on that. ...Read more

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Swollen gland (i think) in neck, i'm not sick, other symptoms as well. How to reduce swelling?

Swollen gland (i think) in neck, i'm not sick, other symptoms as well. How to reduce swelling?

See your physician: When glands are swollen that is a sign that your body is fight off infection. This is certainly a time to see your physician for a full examination and please call attention to areas of concern like your swollen neck . Once you have seen the doctor and your health improves, the swelling will go away. Please see your doctor. ...Read more

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