it's a bit late now, but i think that heating it would help. what causes swelling? the toxin, when does the swell disappear? when all the toxin is removed. how is it removed? it disentegrades-falls apart, and what is the major factor in most chemical reaction? warmth-heat. so when you cool it, you don't stop the swelling process, you just postpone it, increase the lenght,well you do ease it, but you don't stop it, the swelling is different from person to person, from one body part to another.
This is just my logical thinking, well i did read something like this before, and it does make sense, you do whatever you like. there's at least a hundred ways (my grandma thinks that hone has something in it to take away the toxins :lol: :roll: go figure.