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What can help to reduce swelling on one side of the minor labia ?

What can help to reduce swelling on one side of the minor labia ?

Ice will help: though do you know why you have swelling there? Sometimes infection, cyst, or dermatitis can occur in that region, though most likely it is a cyst. If it is red and painful, it is more likely to be an infection. Please proceed to the nearest healthcare provider for proper examination and treatment. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...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 can I reduce swelling on side of the eye injury for my son?

How can I reduce swelling on side of the eye injury for my son?

Cold compresses: Not sure the eye injury, but should have it checked out. If it's just tissue edema, then resting, time, cold compresses will help it reabsorb (as long as no underlying medical problems). ...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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Can you tell me how to remove the rash on the side of my cheeks?

Can you tell me how to remove the rash on the side of my cheeks?

Evaluation: This rash would likely need to be examined and more history obtained to be able to provide you with useful input about the diagnosis or possible treatment. ...Read more

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Swollen eyelids from the bottom to the top. What can I do to reduce the swelling?

Swollen eyelids from the bottom to the top. What can I do to reduce the swelling?

See your eye MD: See your eye md to make sure that you don't have a more serious problem. If it is allergy, you could try a cold pack to reduce the inflammation. ...Read more

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How do I reduce swelling on side of the eye injury for my daughter?

How do I reduce swelling on side of the eye injury for my daughter?

Swelling from injury: For new injuries, applying cold compresses will help prevent/reduce any swelling if done within the first 48 to 72 hrs. Beyond that, warm application will induce fluid absorption thereby reducing the size of the swelling. ...Read more

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How to reduce bruising and pain on legs?

How to reduce bruising and pain on legs?

Bruise: You should see your primary care dr. To determine the cause of this. 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 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 take the swelling down on my face due to an infected tooth?

How to take the swelling down on my face due to an infected tooth?

See dentist: Antibiotics along with establishing drainage and treating the cause of the swelling is imperative.See your dental pro! ...Read more

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How can I bring down the swelling of my foreskin?

Here are some ...: Clinically, you developed paraphimosis by forgetting to pull the foreskin down after pulling-up over glans penis for cleansing or pleasure. How long has this been? Most of times, professional manual gentle compression and squeezing will slowly reduce the swelling, and push the glans penis "into" the reduced foreskin. Such maneuver takes 3-10 minutes to complete depending on degree of swelling... ...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 do you cause and reduce the soft spot on the top of a newborns head?

How do you cause and reduce the soft spot on the top of a newborns head?

You don't: The soft spot or spots (front & back) represent areas where the edges of the skull bones are separated by more than a few millimeters. They can be as small as a pea at birth, enlarge over a few months & for most seem closed by 15-18 mo. Some start out big, i've seen one softball sized & had a helmet made to protect the head. Graduall closure over time is based on genetic factors, not your efforts. ...Read more

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Please help me! how can I reduce the swelling of the lymph-nodes under my neck?

Please help me! how can I reduce the swelling of the lymph-nodes under my neck?

Find Reason: You need to see your doctor or dentist to find out. If they are swollen, then they are collecting bacteria. Where do you have an infection that is feeding them? Stop the infection. ...Read more

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How can I bring down swelling of the face?

How can I bring down swelling of the face?

Swelling is tough : Treatment is by cause so that must first be determined. Some are self limited orhers can be chronic. Some are annoying but some can be very dangerous. Start with your pcp (primary care physician). ...Read more

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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

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How to calm inflammation on the face ?

How to calm inflammation on the face ?

Several Steps: - Avoid sun exposure - Do not scratch or pick irritated areas - Apply cool compresses - Try 1% hydrocortisone cream - Seek medical attention if your symptoms persist or worsen. Take care! ...Read more

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What can I do to reduce the swelling of a bug bite on my eye lid?

What can I do to reduce the swelling of a bug bite on my eye lid?

Several Things: You can apply ice to the area for 5 minutes or so at a time. In addition, you may take benadryl (diphenhydramine) and motrin. If you have a history of allergic reactions to this kind of thing be mindful of worsening local and systemic symptoms that may prompt need to see a physician in person for additional treatment. ...Read more

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