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How To Reduce Swelling In Face
Depends: In your ear or external ear? If from trauma or ear lobe cyst or infection, icing would help, but treating the source of the problem is the best and quickest route to recovery. If internal ear, think of viral or bacterial pathogen: your md can best diagnose these and appropriately treat. Good luck! ...Read more
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
Melasma: This is called melasma, or chloasma. It is due to the hormonal influence oin the skin. Treatments must be done after pregnancy: chemical peels, superficial dermabrasion, to topical hydroquinone (perscription) will help. Also, use screen screens when in the sun. That will help prevent darkening of the melasma. ...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
See you physician: At any age, swelling is never good, but at a young age of 41, you need to pro-actively address this problem. Dr. Schleimer lists some very good suggestions, but other areas may also need to be addressed including possible weight loss (if necessary), starting a good consistent exercise program, possible use of support stockings. See you physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It will get better: Shingles will heal on its own with/out treatment. Early treatment can result in faster healing/less swelling. 2-3 wks is the typical course of shingle attack without early treatment. Some may have persistent/prolonged postherpetic neuralgia (nerve pain), but swelling will pretty much always resolve completely. Sleep in recliner may lessen swelling a bit. Consult doc for treatment. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cold compresses: I would "clear" this with your surgeon as you did not clarify what type of surgery you had...Ocular or eyelid? ...Read more
Aluminum chloride: Aluminum chloride can stop sweating in the underarms. There are pills like glyccopyrolate that stop sweating. Iontophoresis involves reversing the calcium channels and can stop sweating. There is a surgical procedure called a sympathectomy that can also stop sweating. ...Read more
Not recommended: More commonly patients request hand rejuvenation because they have lost subcutaneous tissue in the dorsal (back) side of the hand. I am sure you can find a cosmetic surgeon to reduce the amount of fat on the back of the hand with one of the many traditional techniques, but be aware the hand is comprised of key structures such as tendons, nerves, arteries, veins all in a very tight space. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: It depends on the cause. If your eyes are swollen because of allergies then antihistamines and anti allergy eye drops are helpful. Eye swelling can be due to other factors so a diagnosis is important. I recommend you see you doctor. Other possibilities: venous obstruction, thyroid issues, low portein in you blood due to nephrotic syndrome or malabsorption. ...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
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