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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.
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