This last week i have had a painful zit on my temple. I attempted to relieve it but made the swelling much worse. I finally got it that night but when i woke up i had swelling that extended to under my eye. I cant afford a doctors visit so I tried several different things. I used an anti bacterial cream. I tried a anti allergen and it didn't help. Finally that night I drank a good bit of alcohol and within hours the swelling was nearly gone!! Is there anything about alcohol that would reduce swelling that fast? doctor
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replied May 28th, 2018
No there is no such property of alcohol to act as an anti-inflammatory agent. Most likely it would reduce the pain associated with the swelling. I would strongly advise against applying any home based remedy/ treatment in this case and would advise you to consult a doctor as soon as possible. If appropriate then you can upload an image of the swelling here to comment further.

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