Follow RICE Method
RICE method is most effective ways to stop swelling and is prescribed by the doctors as well. R stands for Rest, I for Ice, C for Compression and E for Elevation.”
Rest: Make sure to stop moving around once you fall down and take some rest to soothe it. Walking around can make the injury worse.
Ice: Lightly place an ice pack on the injured area and let it rest for 20 to 25 minutes. It helps in slowing down the blood circulation around the affected area, forcing the swelling process to go down. If you don’t have the icepack available at hand, simply place some ice cubes in a small towel, wrap it and place on the inured area.
Compress: Use an ACE bandage, available in the medical stores, to lightly compress the wounded area. It helps in reducing the pain and swelling.
Elevate: In order to slow down the swelling process, elevate the injured area with the help of a medium soft pillow.
Avoid Salty and Spicy Food
Make sure to avoid salty and spicy food items until you are thoroughly recovered from the injury. Salty food helps in keeping hold of liquid around the injured area, making the injury worse.
Prefer Cold Environment
A cold environment helps in reducing the swelling process as compared to hot environment. Try you best to stay cool as much as you can.
Try Home Remedy
Pour some pure vegetable oil into a bowl and add some sugar into it. Stir it until the sugar dissolves completely and forms a thick but smooth paste. Dip you finger tips into the oil mixture and gently apply it all over the injured area. Light massage the mixture until it penetrates into the wound. Apply this mixture 2 to 3 times a day.
Drink Plenty of Water
Try to increase the intake of water as this natural solvent helps in flushing out the excess fluid from the cells of the affected area and putting it back into the bloodstream, creating more smooth blood circulation and less swelling.