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A 38-year-old member asked:

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

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Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 56 years experience
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.
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Dr. Zahid Niazi
Dr. Zahid Niazi commented
Cosmetic Surgery 41 years experience
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. Peter Ihle
Dr. Peter Ihle commented
Orthopedic Surgery 56 years experience
Provided original answer
proper elevation is ankle higher than knee, & knee higher than the hip.
Aug 30, 2013
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
40 years experience
Find : Cause by seeing vascular doc or your pcp but in mean time elevation and compression hose will help.
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Dr. Jack Rubin
Nephrology and Dialysis 50 years experience
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.
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