what can i do to prevent swollen hand and foot?
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Clinical Psychology 40 years experience
Swelling: may be due to edema, a collection of fluid as a result of poor circulation. Please see your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. Peace and good health.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
How can I prevent swollen ankles and feet in pregnancy?
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A Verified Doctoranswered
Avoid salt: Swollen feet and ankles are common in pregnancy. As the uterus gets bigger it puts pressure on the blood vessels in the pelvis returning the blood from the legs back to the heart. This can make blood flow slower and increase swelling. Avoiding salt, drinking plenty of water, and elevating your feet can help reduce swelling. Be aware it may not go away until a few weeks after the baby is born.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Prevent malaria best with doxycycline or mefloquine if travelling abroad?
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Infectious Disease 36 years experience
Depends: The choice of prophylaxis is based in part on where you're going and the resistance patterns of the malaria in the area. The cdc has a good website that discusses this issue based on region or country. When in doubt, see a travel medicine specialist.
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A 38-year-old female asked:
My son is 17 and plays football. Complaining of ankle hurting and pains shooting up his leg. Does he need a mri?
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Pediatrics 46 years experience
Exam first: There has been a lot of great diagnostic skill derived from years of training & practice that your physician can bring to the process of examining a patient.After an exam, the physician can decide if additional studies are necessary prior to treatment.
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A 67-year-old male asked:
Ankle swollen &deformed after knee replacement she is 200 lb what is the remedy?
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Orthopedic Surgery 35 years experience
Yes and No: Early in the recovery it is not unusual to have swelling from the knee down into the ankle and foot. With healing proper circulation is reestablished and usually the swelling returns to a more normal state. Ice, elevation, and compression and education may help but if the swelling persist too long more aggressive treatment may be needed.
See, your surgeon.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Can atarax (hydroxyzine) cause itching on feet and palms after stopping the medication?
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Dermatology 51 years experience
Atarax (hydroxyzine): Atarax (hydroxyzine) does not cause itching rather, stopping the drug causes the suppressed itch to come out once again.
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