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A 32-year-old member asked:

is true that salty crackers can cause swelling?

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Dr. David Schleimer
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Yes: In moderation probably not, however, what is known is: that salt or sodium causes an imbalance of fluid distribution in the body and pursuant to swelling, it causes retention of body fluids: this leads to swelling or "edema". Good luck!

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A 30-year-old member asked:

Should I worry if I have a lot of swelling?

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Dr. Amy Herold
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No: Swelling is normal postpartum and usually resolves within 2 weeks as the uterus shrinks and takes pressure off the pelvic blood vessels.
A 20-year-old member asked:

How can I adjust my waistband so that it is comfortable when I swell?

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Dr. Traci Buxton
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Elastic: You can buy extenders to hook over your belt loop to widen your waistband but it is probably a better idea to buy new pant or check into causes of weight gain.
CA
A 33-year-old member asked:

Can ice make swelling go down?

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Dr. Bryan Reuss
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Yes: Ice is the gold standard for initial treatment for swelling and should always be considered in a swollen joint.
Tampa, FL
A 57-year-old female asked:

What causes lymph nodes to swell?

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Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Sink traps: Lymph nodes are sink traps for our bodies. If you have infection or inflammation somewhere, your friendly hardworking lymph nodes will catch bits, work on it, & swell. They may feel tender. They may not hurt at all. Example: common cold & swollen neck lymph nodes. See your doc if you're concerned, if there's not an obvious neighborhood reason why your nodes are swollen, if it's more than 3-4 weeks.
A 36-year-old member asked:

Can swelling in the eustachian tube produce headaches?

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Dr. Robert Flinchbaugh
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Not typically: Eustachian tube dysfunction usually results in a feeling of fullness in the ears.

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