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what treatments can you use for swollen feet if lasix (furosemide) does not work?

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Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Get a Dx as 2 why: Get a firm DX from ur pcp as 2 why they r swollen, cardiac, phlebitis, anemia, renal disease. Also one drug may not work 4 some people, there are others 2 try.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014
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Dr. Peter Ihle
Dr. Peter Ihle commented
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
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proper elevation is ankle higher than knee, & knee higher than the hip.
Aug 30, 2013
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Dr. Zahid Niazi commented
38 years experience Cosmetic Surgery
I agree with Dr Ihle. You should also look at basic steps like elevation of feet and legs during the day, and use compression stockings.
Aug 30, 2013
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
37 years experience Podiatry
Find : Cause by seeing vascular doc or your pcp but in mean time elevation and compression hose will help.
Answered on Aug 30, 2013
Dr. Jack Rubin
47 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Find the cause: You need to find out the reason you are retaining fluid. People may ingest more fluid and salt (s) than they think. One way to deal with this is to cut down on fluid and/or s intake. Another, is to have your doctor increase the dose of your diuretic, or perhaps change it. Pts. With chronic kidney disease need Lasix rather than hctz (hydrochlorothiazide). If swollen legs are still a problem, check your legs' veins.
Answered on Oct 4, 2016
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