Top
10
Doctor insights on: What Helps Swelling Go Down

Share
1

1
What helps swelling go down in ankles? They ache and swollen up little. Aleve (naproxen) or not? What can I do help prevent it in future?

What helps swelling go down in ankles? They ache and swollen up little. Aleve (naproxen) or not? What can I do help prevent it in future?

Symptom relief-exam: Right now, elevate legs and as they can tolerate it do gentle massage and flex movements of feet ankle calf muscles. Avoid salt , caffeine, alcohol and till swelling goes, limit fluids. Get an exam ASAP to discover cause and follow treatment plan. There are many possible causes - find yours. Avoid OTC drugs that warn about water retention. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
1,498 doctors shared insights

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


3

3
What can help my gum swelling go down?

What can help my gum swelling go down?

Depends on cause: Is the swelling due to periodontitis or a necrotic nerve in one of your teeth? Antibiotics will treat the symptoms, but definitive dental care will treat the problem. Please call a local dentist for an appointment. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
4

4
What will help my tongue swelling go down?

What will help my tongue swelling go down?

Diagnosis: The first step is to have someone evaluate your tongue and to provide a diagnosis so that the proper treatment can be initiated. ...Read more

5

5
My eye swelled from a mosquito bite above my eye, does sitting or standing up help it, what else would help the swelling go down?

My eye swelled from a mosquito bite above my eye, does sitting or standing up help it, what else would help the swelling go down?

Ice: For the first few hours, use crushed ice in a baggie on top of the lid. By the next day it should be back to normal unless you have more than an average amount of allergy to the mosquito bite. You can also take a Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or chlorpheneramine to help . These can make you sleepy so take them late in the day. ...Read more

6

6
Can ice make swelling go down?

Can ice make swelling go down?

Yes: Ice is the gold standard for initial treatment for swelling and should always be considered in a swollen joint. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
7

7
Does swelling eventually go down by itself?

Does swelling eventually go down by itself?

Depends on cause.: "Swelling" can mean different things in different areas of the body, and can be present for reasons ranging from simple and transient to dangerous and fatal. In other words, swelling has to be put into a usable context. Where is the swelling? How long has it been there? Any other symptoms? How did it begin? ...Read more

9

9
How long does it typically take orchitis swelling to go down?

How long does it typically take orchitis swelling to go down?

Epididymo-orchitis: It may take a week or longer for orchitis swelling to go down after appropriate therapy. Pain usually resolves in few days. ...Read more

10

10
How long does it take for swelling to go down after a nosejob?

How long does it take for swelling to go down after a nosejob?

A year: The most swelling will resolve within weeks to months but all swelling takes an entire year. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer