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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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I have foot after had bang to shin how to reduce swelling?

Elevate: If no bone is fractured or broken elevate above your heart while laying down. Compression will also reduce swelling. ...Read more

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I want to ask how to reduce swelling under eyes ?

I want to ask how to reduce swelling under eyes ?

Exam: Get checked for eye allergies and infection. You can reduce swelling with cool compresses and sometimes tea bags and cucumber will help reduce swelling.Over the counter antihistamine mediciation will also help. ...Read more

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I have swelling on my hands after applying mehndi(henna) with chemicals 2 weeks back.plz tell me how to reduce swelling?

I have swelling on my hands after applying mehndi(henna) with chemicals 2 weeks back.plz tell me how to reduce swelling?

Bad deal: looks like you had applied Mehndi with chemical PPD-very toxic. If it has been 2wks and still have swelling of hands Please see your PCP. you may need oral steroids like prednisone besides topical steroids. It can have toxic effect on your entire body. Urgent don't wait ...Read more

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How to reduce swelling in my eyes after excessive crying?

How to reduce swelling in my eyes after excessive crying?

If the swelling is..: ..From crying, then it will go down naturally after you stop. That said, tea bags (black tea) are an excellent compress for the eyes. They contain tannic acid, which is a natural astringent and anti-inflammatory. ...Read more

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How to reduce swelling in finger after a kittens claw under nail?

How to reduce swelling in finger after a kittens claw under nail?

Infection:UC/ER: Unfortunately a cat claw scratch under a nail is problematic since the cat's claws are contaminated from the litter box and licking. Start on topical Neosporin ointment or triple antibiotic ointment and then get to a physician for antibiotic coverage. ...Read more

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How to reduce swelling after wisdom tooth surgical extraction?

How to  reduce swelling after wisdom tooth surgical extraction?

Anti- inflammatories: It's normal and expected to have done swelling after 3rd molars extraction. Anti inflammatories medication such as ibuprofen combined with strong pain medication is usually prescribed. Application of ice bag on site can bring some relief. However if pain or swelling persist 3-5 days after surgery consult with the doctor that performed the surgery. ...Read more

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How to reduce swelling/ tightness of a previously broken ankle?

How to reduce swelling/ tightness of a previously broken ankle?

Difficult to achieve: Previous sprains and fractures of the ankle cause prolong swelling. Compression stockings may be beneficial. ...Read more

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My nose is swollen after 1 year rhinoplasty, how to reduce swelling?

My nose is swollen after 1 year rhinoplasty, how to reduce swelling?

This is unusual: Your swelling should be resolved by one year. I would return to your surgeon and ask them for advice. ...Read more

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How to reduce swelling of the first degree burn causeed by motorcycle pipe?

How to reduce swelling of the first degree burn causeed by motorcycle pipe?

Can use: You can use aloe vera gel and vaseline ointment on burn. Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options during healing to treat possible discoloration. ...Read more