Edema is also an another word for swelling. It can be caused any where in the body. Common parts are face and legs. Reducing the swelling is not difficult but it takes time to decrease. Sometimes it is also painful and can harm your normal timetable. Home remedies work effectively on swelling.
It is now a days very much common and it is also very common to pregnant woman. 90% of pregnant woman suffers from swelling. Simple things are used to decrease the swelling and things can be easily available at home.If swelling do not reduce consult your doctor. To the people suffering from swelling here are some tips to reduce it as below.
Effective Home Remedies For Swelling
Take ice in a plastic bag. Wrap the first layer with a hand towel this will avoid cold to damage the skin. Cold compresses will reduce the swelling. In many medical stores cold compresses bag are available.
Even by above method bag can be made at home. This home remedy is good in facial swelling. Keep the feet in the cold water for 15 to 20 minutes. It will reduce the swelling of the feet.
Common to cold compresses. Apply the hot compresses on the affective area. Soak a cloth in a warm water and remove the excess water from the cloth. Apply it. After 1 hour repeat it. To get best result use cold and hot compresses alternatively in every 3 to 4 hours in a day.
Avoid Salt Intake
Avoid salt and snack food. Foods like french fries, chips and fast food. It is necessary to avoid. Even many doctors tells to avoid it. Reduce swelling from the affective part.
Honey is an antibiotic. Swelling can be reduced in a very short period of time. Make a teaspoon of honey. Apply it directly on the affective area with the help of a fresh cotton.
Let it dry for at least for 20 minutes. Wash it with cold water. This remedy can be used 2 to 3 times in a day. Honey prevents from swelling, pain and infections. This remedy is best for lips.
Make a mixture of lemon oil, peppermint oil, water and eucalyptus oil. Apply it on the affective area. Will reduce swelling.
Aloe vera is very much useful for swelling. It contains the properties of anti-inflammatory. Apply aloe vera gel or juice on the affective area. Massage it gently. Follow this remedy twice a day.
It is a antibiotic. Properties are very essential for reducing swelling. Take little turmeric powder, cold water and fuller’s earth.
Mix all things properly and apply it on the swelling. Let it dry. After the paste is dried wash it with lukewarm water. Repeat it twice a day. It will reduce pain and swelling.
Make a thick paste of baking soda with water. Apply a thick paste on the affective area. Let it dry for 10 minutes and wash it with cold water. It will reduce inflammation and pain.
Tea Tree Oil
Dilute the tea tree oil with carrier oil. Apply it. Will reduce swelling. Alternative method, mix 1 teaspoon of tea tree oil and 1 teaspoon of aloe vera gel. Properly mix it and apply it on the affective area. Leave it for 10 to 15 minutes. If irritation occurs remove it with cold water. Best for lips.
Drink plenty of water. Fluids caused swelling. Drinking water or juice reduces the swelling from the body. Avoid alcohol and coffee.