Arnica can ease swelling and related pain from many common minor injuries, from children ’s bumps and bruises to athletes ’ sore muscles. In conjunction with appropriate medical care, it can aid recovery from other injuries such as strains. Multiple studies have shown Arnica to be an effective treatment in reducing the pain and stiffness of minor arthritis. 2 3 Many doctors and homeopaths recommend the use of Arnica before and after surgery to reduce swelling, in particular, the unsightly swelling that follows cosmetic surgery. 4
The best thing you could do to prevent facial swelling is lead a lifestyle that is active and healthy. Very often it is found that people who are inactive have fluid build-up in their bodies, and this often results in swelling. Follow a daily routine that involves some amount of exercise that will help reduce puffiness of the face. Exercises such as jogging and walking are beneficial as they help pump fluids away from the face. Also, eating a well-balanced diet will help keep problems related to facial swelling at bay. As mentioned earlier, avoid a high-sodium diet and try to consume foods that help flush out toxins from the body. Facial swelling is generally not a cause for panic and with a little home care you can get back to normal. However, do keep in mind that any swelling that worsens or persists must get immediate medical attention.