Swelling can be a consequence of an injury, a food allergy or an insect bite. Surprisingly, the reason doesn’t matter as the remedy will work the same. Bear in mind that swelling does indeed serve a purpose to protect the injured tissue. So please, proceed with caution when trying to reduce it! Often we’re told to ice a swelling area, and while that will help reduce swelling, bear in mind that it will also decrease blood flow to the area, which is needed for healing.
Learn some ways you can naturally reduce swelling that is hanging around longer than you’d like: