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Should I take ibuprofen to get rid of pain from eye swelling?

Should I take ibuprofen to get rid of pain from eye swelling?

Depends on the cause: Ibuprofen is an excellent NSAID which will help reduce pain and swelling caused by inflammation- but you should first see an ophthalmologist to determine the cause of the pain and because pain relief alone may delay the diagnosis and cause more damage if antibiotics, antihistamines, or steroids are required to correct the underlying problem. ...Read more

Ibuprofen (Definition)

Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (nsaid). It works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body. Ibuprofen is used to reduce fever and treat pain or inflammation caused by many conditions such as headache, toothache, back pain, arthritis, menstrual ...Read more


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How can I get rid of eye swelling?

How can I get rid of eye swelling?

Cool compresses: Cool compresses and possibly antihistamines if allergic. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of black eye swelling?

How can I get rid of black eye swelling?

Elevate head night: The black eye is caused by ruptured capillaries and bleeding into the soft and thin-skinned tissues of the eyelids. Swelling often accompanies this. Other than oral arnica montana (available at health food stores) which may help your body reabsorb the bruising and swelling, gravity is your best friend. Sleep with a sofa cushion under your mattress so that your head is above heart level. Dr. Tholen. ...Read more

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What could have caused under eye swelling and how can I get rid of it?

What could have caused under eye swelling and how can I get rid of it?

Too many things: There are multiple causes of eyelid swelling, including inflammation, infection, and many others. You would be best served having an evaluation by an eye doctor to determine the cause. ...Read more

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What could have caused this under eye swelling and how can I get rid of it?

What could have caused this under eye swelling and how can I get rid of it?

Cool compresses: Depending on the cause of the swelling, cool or cold compresses can help a lot. If an infection is causing the swelling, further treatment may be needed. Blepharitis is a common cause of eyelid swelling, you can get more info: http://www.2020vision. Com/blepharitis. Html

another common cause is not swelling, but rather the normal fat pads pressing forward as we age. Surgery can help! ...Read more

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How can I get rid of eye swelling due to sun exposure?

How can I get rid of eye swelling due to sun exposure?

Sun exposed eye swel: It will go away by itself and no treatment is needed, but in future do not overdo in sun to prevent the eyes from swelling. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of swelling under my eye?

How can I get rid of swelling under my eye?

Swelling under eyes: Swelling under eyes are often due to: fluid from thin blood vessels under eyes. This can be due to genetics (got it from mom or day), excess rubbing (shiners), allergies, excess salt in those with kidney issues. Cold ice packs might help decrease bags by contracting the vessels. Consult with us to see if a surgical consult is needed. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment to get rid of eye swelling?

What's the best treatment to get rid of eye swelling?

Cold compresses: In general, you should see you eye doctor if you have swelling in or around the eyes. There are things that need to be ruled out as a cause of recent onset swelling such as infections, thyroid problems and even certain types of tumor. The most common cause of eye lid swelling is acute allergic response for which cold compresses are of benefit. ...Read more

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How to get rid of swelling around eye from itching allergies?

How to get rid of swelling around eye from itching allergies?

Antihistamines: Over the counter medicines like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) will help some, but you may get more relief from anti inflammatory or anti histamine eye drops. Ask a local pharmacist to suggest some that may help (something like ketotifen). ...Read more

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Can there be a way to get rid of swelling from a mosquito bite under the eyes?

Can there be a way to get rid of swelling from a mosquito bite under the eyes?

Try ice: It will go away on its own but ice might make it go away quicker. You could put some Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream on it as well. ...Read more

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How to get rid of a weird blister/swelling on my eyeball?

How to get rid of a weird blister/swelling on my eyeball?

See an eye doctor: You need exam, but most likely it can be incised and drained. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of my swollen eyes from crying?

How can I get rid of my swollen eyes from crying?

Cool Compress: A cool compress over your eyes will help decrease the swelling. Please seek help if sadness or constant crying are hindering you from daily activities. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of swollen eyes?

How can I get rid of swollen eyes?

Rest and avoid salt: A good way to treat swollen eyes is to avoid salty foods and get rest. In addition you can place some tucks (witch hazel) pads in the refrigerator and then use them on your eyes for 45 minutes wih a cold compress on top of the pads. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of puffy, swollen eyes fast?

How do I get rid of puffy, swollen eyes fast?

Puffy eyelids: Cool compresses, artificial tears, allergy meds, concealer makeup, dermal filler, laser skin treatments. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of swollen eyes from crying today?

How can I get rid of swollen eyes from crying today?

Cool compresses: Crying and emotional stress causes excess fluid to accumulate under the skin of the eyelids. Cool compresses (a wet washcloth wrapped around a piece of ice, for example) will constrict the small blood vessels under the skin and stop them from leaking water, allowing the fluid to reabsorb quicker. It will also help not to lie down, so less blood will rush to the face. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of swollen eyes every morning?

How can I get rid of swollen eyes every morning?

Challenging problem: Puffy eyelids upon awakening are a challenging problem. Common causes include underlying sinus congestion, sinusitis and allergies. You can experiment with over the counter antihistamines and head elevation. You might want to consider undergoing allergy testing. Often times no underlying cause is found, and an oculoplastic evaluation is needed. ...Read more

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What are some ways to get rid of swollen eyes?

What are some ways to get rid of swollen eyes?

Swollen eyes: It is important that you see an eye doctor to find the cause of your swollen eyes. In the meantime apply cold compresses to your eyes to perhaps reduce the swelling. ...Read more

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How to get rid of swollen eyes from crying?

How to get rid of swollen eyes from crying?

Ice: Place someaathing cold over your eyes and the swelling with be decreased. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of swollen eyes from staying up too late last night?

How do I get rid of swollen eyes from staying up too late last night?

Swollen eyes: There is no specific treatment. Go to bed earlier. Makeup can hide the problem. ...Read more

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When I get an anxiety attack, my chest hurts really bad. I then take an ibuprofen to get rid of the pain. Is that OK? The attack can lasts for hours.

When I get an anxiety attack, my chest hurts really bad. I then take an ibuprofen to get rid of the pain. Is that OK? The attack can lasts for hours.

Anxiety: Anxiety or panic attacks can present with chest pain, shortness of breath, or a feeling of impending doom, as if you are going to die. Ibuprofen is not the primary treatment for panic disorder and can cause bleeding ulcers if taken on an empty stomach. See your doctor - there are many effective treatments available, including medication and cognitive behavioral psychotherapy. Good luck! ...Read more

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How can I get rid of excessive gas in my stomach? When I take advil, (ibuprofen) I will have excessive gas. I have to take Advil (ibuprofen) for my pain : (otherwise I will be miserable. Can you please suggest how can I reduce or minimize the symptoms

How can I get rid of excessive gas in my stomach? When I take advil, (ibuprofen) I will have excessive gas. I have to take Advil (ibuprofen) for my pain : (otherwise I will be miserable. Can you please suggest how can I reduce or minimize the symptoms

Try switching...: Ibuprophen is not as strong or lasting as naproxen. You can get 500mg tablets to take twice daily (90 days worth) for $10.00 at most walmarts, krogers, target, etc. Switching to Naproxen may not give you gas and and better pain relief. Try some otc alleve and see if your GI tract works better. ...Read more

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Can you let me know how many milligrams of ibuprofen should I take to get rid of menstrual cramps?

Can you let me know how many milligrams of ibuprofen should I take to get rid of menstrual cramps?

400/600 mgm/6 hours: You can try 400 mgm and ir if is not effective you can increase to 600 mgm and can be repeated every 6 hours for 2to 3 days as needed. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of an itchy rash with swelling on the back of my head near my neck?

How can I get rid of an itchy rash with swelling on the back of my head near my neck?

Get a diagnosis: Get a proper diagnosis. It could be fungal (tinea capitis) or bacterial (cellulitis) or allergic. These are all treated differently so it is important to know which one you have. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get rid of facial nerve inflammation? I use ice and as needed Advil (ibuprofen) but it keeps coming and going so I can't predict results.

How long does it take to get rid of facial nerve inflammation? I use ice and as needed Advil (ibuprofen) but it keeps coming and going so I can't predict results.

Facial Nerve: Do you have Bell's Palsy and facial drooping? Facial Nerve is mostly motor so what makes you think you have "Facial Nerve inflammation" and not Trigeminal nerve or sensory facial neuropathy? Why do you have this? Could it be dental or sinus related pain? Need to see a doctor. ...Read more

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I got a goose egg on the right side of my head. It has beenswollen for two days. Now, the swelling has reached my eye and head and it is black also. Ice does not work. Is taking Advil (ibuprofen) good? What else can I do?

I got a goose egg on the right side of my head. It has beenswollen for two days. Now, the swelling has reached my eye and head and it is black also. Ice does not work. Is taking Advil (ibuprofen) good? What else can I do?

Head injury: It sounds like you've injured your head, and the swelling cannot be expected to go away immediately. I see you're also having dizziness. You need to be seen by a doctor since the swelling is extending and you're dizzy. You can go to an er to be examined. Concussion is possible. The homeopathic remedy arnica 30c may help with the bruising and swelling. A dose every 3-4 hours for first 2 days. ...Read more

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What can I do besides taking Advil (ibuprofen) to get rid of pain?

What can I do besides taking Advil (ibuprofen) to get rid of pain?

Not specific: It depends on the cause, duration, and severity of the pain. Please be more specific in your next question. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of a headache when ibuprofen doesn't work?

Look at causes: Headaches can occur from a number of things. So if Ibuprofen isn't working, which is the over-the-counter solution, then it's time for you to see your primary care doctor. If your headaches are due to stress, then this has to be looked at closer. If your headaches are due to sinus or are migrainous, then that's another cause. Dietary considerations cannot be over emphasized by eliminating caffeine. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of tooth ache I have tried orajel, advil, (ibuprofen) and benzocaine. The tooth is caped but is extremly painlfull

How do you get rid of tooth ache I have tried orajel, advil, (ibuprofen) and benzocaine. The tooth is caped but is extremly painlfull

If: If the tooth is hurting you that much, then it probably has something to do with the nerve inside the tooth. The topical meds and otc pain relievers will not fix the problem.

I suggest you see a dentist as soon as you can to determine if the nerve in the tooth is still vital. The tooth may need root canal therapy. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a bad tooth ache? I've took ibuprofen and hydrocodone. It's not working. I go to the dentist in 3 days.

How can I get rid of a bad tooth ache? I've took ibuprofen and hydrocodone. It's not working. I go to the dentist in 3 days.

Call: The dentist and try to get in sooner. You are doing all you can. The only definitive relief is from the dentist. ...Read more

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I've been taking 2400mg of Advil (ibuprofen) a day for 2 months everytime I get a headache now I'm getting heartburn & pain in stomach. How do I get rid of it?

Rebound?: Phenomenon is known as rebound headache and occurs when you use daily meds to treat the original headache. Its a vicious cycle. The headache worsens whenever you haven't taken the meds. You become dependent. This amount of Advil (ibuprofen) will also harm protective lining in the stomach. You need to see a physician urgently to 1) work up potential headache causes, 2) adjust pain management plan, 3) treat gut ...Read more

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Sometimes I get a headache late at night before sleeping, supposedly sinus headache, and it can be hard to sleep. Should I be concerned? Two regular Advil (ibuprofen) get rid of it, but Advil (ibuprofen) irritates my bowels.

Sometimes I get a headache late at night before sleeping, supposedly sinus headache, and it can be hard to sleep. Should I be concerned? Two regular Advil (ibuprofen) get rid of it, but Advil (ibuprofen) irritates my bowels.

See a specialist: Any headache must be viewed as a valid medical disorder and the headache assessment must be comprehensive. See an orofacial pain or headache specialist for diagnosis evaluation and preventative treatment. ...Read more

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What are ways to get rid of fluid in the knee besides taking ibuprofen?

What are ways to get rid of fluid in the knee besides taking ibuprofen?

Depends: Ibuprofen will not get rid of the fluid, just provide pain relief. If the fluid is in excess, your doctor can drain it with a needle. ...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


Dr. Steven Griggs
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Swollen Eyes (Definition)

Swollen eyes = puffiness or edema/ excess fluid ...Read more