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Over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medications such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB, others) may help relieve inflammation.

When to seek immediate medical care

See a doctor immediately if:

  • Persistent discomfort with redness or swelling
  • Unable to perform daily activities
  • Fever

When to make a doctor's appointment

Make an appointment to see a doctor if:

  • Pain or swelling despite self-treatment

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