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Hi my daughter has just had jaw anlightment surgery, the pain

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Hi my daughter has just had jaw anlightment surgery, the pain is not bad but the swelling on her face is killing her, i have put ice packs on her face all the time, can she take anything which will help please, Thanks
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Su S replied 7 years ago.


Sorry for the problem.
Please let me know a little more about the symptoms so that I can try.When the surgery was done?When the swelling has started? Did she take any medicine?

Customer: replied 7 years ago.

She has had her operation on Sat 29th, 3 days ago, the swelling got worse today which is quite normal, at hospital she was given saline drip, voltaren drip , and steroids for swelling.


but today her face is very swollen, our surgeon told us that this is quite normal today is the peak day, maybe i can do something apart from ice packs, to minimize the swelling.


also her nose is always blocked and congested.

Expert:  Dr. Su S replied 7 years ago.
Thank you for the input.

Antiinflammatory medicine like ibuprofen can be taken which helps in reducing the swelling. Ice wrapped in towel should be applied for 10 -15 min leaving in between for the temperature to return to normal & prevent cold injury.

Hope this information will help you.
Wish her healthy life.
Any query, please feel free to ask.
It will be my privilege to assist you.

Edited by Dr. SS on 6/1/2010 at 2:11 AM EST
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