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How to significantly reduce the swelling in my ear fast?

How to significantly reduce the swelling in my ear fast?

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

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 do I decrease swelling in the face from injury?

How do I decrease swelling in the face from injury?

Depends: If facial swelling from an injury is due to a contusion, ice may help decrease the swelling. If the swelling is due to an infection, get evaluated by your physician immediately. ...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 pigmentation from face in pregnancy?

How to reduce pigmentation from face in pregnancy?

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

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How can you reduce bruising and swelling on face?

How can you reduce bruising and swelling on face?

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

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How can you reduce/prevent swelling in the legs?

How can you reduce/prevent swelling in the legs?

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 more

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Swelling in the face associated with shingles? What to do? How to get rid of swelling?

Swelling in the face associated with shingles? What to do? How to get rid of swelling?

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 more

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What are ways to decrease swelling in face after eye surgery?

What are ways to decrease swelling in face after eye surgery?

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

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How to reduce sweating in the armpits?

How to reduce sweating in the armpits?

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

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How to reduce the fat in hands.?

How to reduce the fat in hands.?

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 more

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Will massage help the swelling with lymphedema to reduce its swelling?

Will massage help the swelling  with lymphedema to reduce its swelling?

Yes : Lymph massage is called manual lymph drainage -mld check youtube video for techniques. ...Read more

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How can you reduce the redness of my acne?

How can you reduce the redness of my acne?

Scientific Rx: There is no way to reduce post-acne redness but you can keep new lesions at bay. If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerable has not cleared you in 20 weeks, get with your personal physician. ...Read more

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What can you do to reduce swelling in the eye?

What can you do to reduce swelling in the eye?

Depends: It depends on the reason why the eye is swollen (ie trauma, infection, allergy, etc). You should see your ophthalmologist for diagnosis and appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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How can you reduce the redness of your skin left after acne?

How can you reduce the redness of your skin left after acne?

Redness: Redness due to resolving acne will disappear over time. The key is to medically treat any existing or future breakouts ...Read more

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What can I do to reduce the swelling in my eye?

What can I do to reduce the swelling in my eye?

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

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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

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The masseter face muscles are swollen. What can I do to reduce the swelling?

The masseter face muscles are swollen. What can I do to reduce the swelling?

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