Ice & Time
For injuries causing mild to moderate swelling ice packs and time are the best way to get the swelling to go down.
Place a thin towel between skin & ice pack to protect skin. Anti-inflammatory medications, like Ibuprofen
, can also be used by to decrease swelling. If the swelling is due to an allergic reaction
, anti-histamines may also be beneficial.
Answer assisted by Danielle Jones, Medical Student