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what do experts consider effective ways to stop swelling?

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Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 36 years experience
Whats the cause ?: Your complain is very general. Things that cause that include severe allergic reactions, heart failure, severe malnutrition, severe fluid overload, sepsis, etc. Swelling is a very non-specific finding and has so many causes that identifying the cause takes more than 400 words allows me to help. If it is causing you problems, then getting a doctors opinion should give you peace of mind.

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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.
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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.
A 47-year-old member asked:

What type of common insect in the u.S. Would give you a bite with the biggest swelling?

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Dr. Robert Greer
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Brown Recluse Spider: But this answer has a lot to do with where you live.Spiders are not really insects, but here in the south these are the most common "bite" causing a big reaction.You can have a fatal reaction to any insect sting.
A 33-year-old member asked:

How might cell swelling result from fluid shifts?

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Dr. David Schleimer
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Q is the A: Cells swell because fluids pass through the outer cell membrane. It may be caused by a myriad of situations. But your question is your answer: cells swell due to fluid shifts. Consult with proper specialist to fill in all the details. Good luck!

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