... woke up this morning with a very swollen eye-mainly below. What can I take to help the swelling go down?
Do you know what bit you? You can hold a cold wet cloth to your eye, this will bring swelling down better then anything. An antihistamine can help with the reaction that is causing the swelling. If the swelling spreads or you begin to have breathing problems see a dr immediately.
Hi, i would have to go with Kaismama, treat the bite (or whatever it is) initially, it is probably not connected with taking Tramadol. Anthisan cream is a good antihistamine cream, but i'm not sure if it can be used on the face, you would have to ask your pharmacist. Hydrocortisone cream can be prescribed to be used on the face by a doctor, but i'm sure you would prefer to seek OTC options first. I just have to mention a potential side effect of Tramadol, and that is 'blisters under the skin', just so you are aware. So if it doesn't improve, or gets worse, please see your doctor
The first think I do in those situations is apply Aloe Vera gel. it can draw out whatever irritated your skin, helps in healing, dries it up, keeps it from getting infected and has a cooling affect. then I alternate between a cold compress & a warm compress throughout the day to relieve swelling & help disolve the bite. I also continue to apply aloe vera gel.
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