Traumatic edema treatment

The following measures are used to treat traumatic edema:

  • X-ray;
  • suturing;
  • cosmetic and traditional surgery;
  • gypsum;
  • crutches;
  • other devices.

Home remedies can include the application of heat and cold to reduce edema.

If you are injured, pain and swelling can bereduce, alternately applying heat and cold to the damaged area. According to the latest research in sports medicine, in the first 48 hours after the injury it is necessary to apply cold, and then replace it with heat. (However, the doctor may give other instructions.)

Treatment of traumatic edema with heat

To do this, you can use:

  • bottles with hot water;
  • a heating gasket;
  • towels soaked in hot water.

Treatment of traumatic edema with cold

  • Crumble the ice into a plastic bag, and then wrap it in a towel or pillowcase.
  • Use a frozen bag for the refrigerator bag.

Things to remember. Both heat and cold can not be applied for longer than 20 minutes at a time. Do not put the cold directly on the skin. If the swelling is caused by trauma, consult a doctor to find out if there is a fracture.