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Doctor insights on: Anti Inflammatory Swelling And Rash On Ankles

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...Read more


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Which is the best anti-inflammatory pill that I should take for knee swelling?

Which is the best anti-inflammatory pill that I should take for knee swelling?

Best is what works: There is no such thing as a best anti-inflammatory medication as they are all fairly equal in effectiveness. Best is whatever works and doesn't cause side effects. Consult with your doctor so that he or she can take into account your specific medical history when recommending a medication. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take anti inflammatory pills to reduce swelling?

How long is it supposed to it take anti inflammatory pills to reduce swelling?

What's the cause?: There are many causes of swelling which can occur in many locations. If the swelling is cause by an inflammatory process such as arthritis, a sprain, strain, etc, then antiinflammatory medications will work very well usually within 2-3 days along with ice, compression and elevation. If it is due to heart failure, vein disease, lymphedema or blockage of something, then they will have little effect. ...Read more

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What foods or herbs have diuretic and anti-inflammatory properties for pain and swelling of joints and legs?

What foods or herbs have diuretic and anti-inflammatory properties for pain and swelling of joints and legs?

Why?: There is not much known about most of herbal medicines because they have not been studied with the tight control regular medicines have, If you have swelling of joints and legs you need a real evaluation by a doctor and follow his advise. ...Read more

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A cortisone shot i was given three weeks ago caused additional swelling in my knee. Ice, rest, anti inflammatory, and pt is not helping. What can i?

A cortisone shot i was given three weeks ago caused additional swelling in my knee. Ice, rest, anti inflammatory, and pt is not helping. What can i?

See doc: There are several possibilities. The two that can cause a significant increase in swelling is infection or a steroid flare. The steroid flare usually only lasts a day or two. You need to call the doctor. ...Read more

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If there is pain & swelling on right side back of base of big toe will anti-inflammatory drugs help? Don't want to wear surgical boot.

Must know : Cause before we treat. It maybe a bunion, gout, hallux limitus, capsulitis so see podiatrist for prober diagnosis then treatment, might not need a surgical shoe just depends on what cause is. ...Read more

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Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


Antiinflammatory (Definition)

Inflammation is a condition of swelling that may or may not be associated with pain. Anti-inflammatory are medications that block the cause of this condition. Medications include ibuprofen, naproxen, and celecoxib. Steroids (cortisone) are ...Read more