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Ring stuck in the finger and difficulty in removing - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   i have a ring stuck on my finger and its swollen from me pulling on it. is there something besides ice i can do to bring down swelling?
                                                  
Doctor :   Hi
User :   i have a ring stuck on my finger and its swollen from me pulling on it. is there something besides ice i can do to bring down swelling?
Doctor :   You can wait for some time till the swelling comes down, however
Doctor :   if you have severe pain, the ring should be removed to prevent vascular injuries.
Doctor :   You can try removing by means of using a lubricant such as soap water.
Doctor :   But if you can't then see a doctor.
Doctor :   Have you followed with what I am saying?
User :   yes i have followed. is there a cream or over the counter medication i could take to reduce swelling or should i just leave it alone for a while to let the swelling go down?
Doctor :   The best way to reduce the swelling is by icing.
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