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You are on the right track. I would recommend using 1% hydrocortisone ointment, not the cream as it can run into the eyes. I would smear that on there twice a day. I would also recommend using cool compresses liberally. Those two things will be the most effective means of getting the swelling to resolve. Does this make sense?
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