First few days: Rest upright and use ice packs.
When recuperating, elevating your position to keep your head higher than your heart. This improves circulation and helps with swelling. Ice packs also fight inflammation, suppress swelling, and constrict blood vessels. Numbing from cold compresses also helps with pain management. Keep as cool as you can by adjusting the room’s temperature.
First two weeks: Rest
It may sound obvious, but many patients struggle to slow down their busy life. You need the energy to heal, and taking it easy gives you the energy stores you need for healing. Slowing down can also reduce stress, which can slow the recovery process.
Eat well and mindfully. At first, soft foods are ideal to avoid excess chewing, which contributes to pain. Foods high in nutrients, particularly Vitamin C for collagen formation, will keep you energized and on the mend.
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