However, in this discussion, the topic of swelling to be peeled off is localized swelling such as swelling that occurs after an impact, injury due to an accident, swelling due to bee stings or insect bites and so on.
Swelling that occurs in the body, whether accompanied by pain or not, is a screen light signal that implies that something abnormal is happening with our body.
Swelling is an enlargement or protuberance that occurs in the body, this swelling is one of the five main characteristics of trade which also along with pain, redness, dysfunction and heat. When there is bruising and swelling in the body as a result of an injury, you should not take it lightly, even if the swelling does not hurt too much. To treat an injury that causes swelling that doesn’t bleed, it’s best to do the RICE method (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation).
This method is the most widely recommended and applied method for treating swelling that occurs on the body so that it does not spread and become worse. The application of the RICE method is recommended to be carried out from the first 24 to 48 hours after the swelling occurs. This aims to minimize swelling. In order not to be mistaken, the following is an explanation of the RICE method.
The first R stands for rest or which in Indonesian means rest. When an injury occurs and there is swelling in any area of the body, it is better to rest immediately. Do this first treatment in the first 24 hours, and you should optimize your rest time not to do too much excessive movement such as doing household activities, walking, exercising, exercising and other activities. This will make the swelling worse. In addition, the use of tools such as sticks will help, if the leg is injured, this cane can be used as a support.
Applying ice to areas of the body that are swollen will be very helpful. This is because ice is a good medium for reducing the inflammatory response or inflammation that results in swelling. In addition, applying ice can also help you reduce the pain that arises as a result of the swelling. The recommendation to use ice after the swelling occurs is to apply it using a towel directly on the swollen wound for 15 to 20 minutes.
3. Compression (Compression)
Using a support bandage will go a long way in reducing the swelling and pain it causes. Especially for those of you who are required to be always active. For that, use a compression bandage when you are doing activities and remove the bandage when you are resting.
4. Elevation (Lifting)
Elevation or which in Indonesian means lifting, in this case, when swelling arises, the treatment that must be done immediately after doing some of the methods above is to place the swollen body part higher than the heart. For example, when the leg is injured and there are bruises and swelling to reduce the swelling that has already arisen, when you are sleeping, lift or place the swollen leg on the pillow so that the position of the leg is higher than your heart.
The following is how to properly treat swollen wounds using the RICE method. By applying this method, it is hoped that it will be able to relieve the injury or swelling that arises, but if the swelling does not go away, it is better to immediately consult a doctor to find out what is really happening with our health.