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Doctor insights on: How To Reduce Swelling On The Head

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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

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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Got hit in the face with a volleyball. How do I reduce the swelling?

Got hit in the face with a volleyball. How do I reduce the swelling?

Natural healing: When our bodies sustain an injury, the immediate response is inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling). This is the body increasing the blood flow to the injury to bring healing factors to the area and also the veins expand to carry bad stuff away. The key is to do things that reduce the parts of inflammation such as ice and antiinflammatory medications in the first 24hrs. It will reduce quickly. ...Read more

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Best way to reduce swelling on your nose?

Best way to reduce swelling on your nose?

Depends on source: Nose swelling can be of traumatic origin, or other explanation, an md can help you sort it out. Swelling usually responds to ice and advil. Find the source, and treat that. ...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 do I reduce the swelling in my eye?

How do I reduce the swelling in my eye?

Eye swelling: I presume you are referring to swelling of the eyelids and surrounding tissue. If so, cold compresses (frozen peas or corn wrapped in a cloth for 1 min off and on) will help. Keeping your head elevated at night will also help. If you are referring to swelling of the conjunctiva (thin, clear tissue overlying the white of the eye), artificial tears may help. Intraocular swelling needs an md eval. ...Read more

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How do I reduce the swelling on my lip from a coldsore?

Natural process: The good news is that area has fantastic blood supply and healing occurs rapidly. Inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling) is the body increasing blood flow to the injury to bring healing factors and also the veins expand to carry bad stuff away. Dressings and ointments are of no value there. Avoid further trauma to the area and let nature take it's course.Protective lip balm will help reduce pain. ...Read more