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Best Treatment For Edema
Fluid in the tissues, either caused by something local to the swollen area like an injury or inflammation, or from the body's retention of water. Gravity brings the fluid to the feet & legs in that case. As a general rule, if one foot is swollen, something is wrong with the foot. If both feet are swollen, it's not the feet, but water ...Read more
Debated: There are multiple medications available to treat pulmonary hypertension. Most of these function to cause vasodilation (relaxation of the blood vessels of the lungs). It is debated which class of medications work best for pulmonary hypertension. I personally feel that combinations of medications seem to be the very best therapy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hives: If you are looking for a medicine to start while waiting to follow up with an allergist or dermatologist, i prefer zyrtec 10 mg at night otherwise known as cetirizine. Bjs and costco have good pricing. If they lead to swelling or facial/throat symptoms, you should see your physician immediately. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
NOT TRYING TO BE A: Smart ass, but the treatment choices are plenty, and there are so many variables we consider when treating hypertension that the answer to your question takes several chapters of medical literature and hundreds of pages. ...Read more
Begin with eval: The best treatment would begin with an evaluation -- probably with both a psychiatrist and sleep medicine specialist. Some physicians have both these qualifications, and you need careful consideration in both realms. If there are additional symptoms like movement & speaking problems you may need a neurologist in your team as well. Then, helpful treatment suggestions can be made. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: What is the root cause of your tachycardia? If it is dehydration then simple hydration. If it is anxiety than possibly nothing but time & calmness. Some conditions can require medication or procedures (e.g. Ablation). First order of business....Meet with a physician & take it from there. ...Read more
See phlebologist: Secondary lymphedema due to groin dissection, radiation to the pelvis can be evaluated by a phlebologist. Evaluation of the venous system in the legs may be contributing to the swelling/weeping, and fixing this may help. Lymphedema therapist in physical therapy dept can help you. Check out www.Phlebology.Org to find phlebologist for evaluation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
For patients that: do not need hospitalization oral antibiotics are usually prescribed. For someone who is 20 years old a standard treatment would be amoxicillin, or my preference is Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) which is a combination of two antibiotics that includes amoxicillin. An alternative is doxycycline which can be taken by people allergic to pen. Also, azithromycin in the for of a 'Z-pack' is a convenient treatment. ...Read more
Use mainstream Rx: Untreated pneumonia is often lethal. Use any "alternative" or "complementary" Rx only as an adjunct. There are few pneumonia quacks because the outcome is generally good and it's obvious when the treatment is working. By contrast, "alternative" practitioners thrive on the desperation of cancer victims with more grim outlooks. Be discerning especially about claims that sound too good to be true. ...Read more
Fuchs: It depends on a multitude of factors such as your best corrected vision, your corneal thickness, your endothelial cell count (health of the inner layer of cells). Anyone with Fuchs should be evaluated by an eye care provider and optimally by a corneal specialist who can review the condition and go over treatments and options and measure the disease course. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What is the best treatment for rheumatoid skin vasculitis of the leg.The patient has leg edema due to prolonged RA and is trying conception. ?
Not recognized Rx: As with many holistic/naturopathic they are not well studied and often fall short of their zealot supporters claims. A more clinical tried and true if Omental tansplant from the abdomin to the axillae ...Read more
Swollen feet and ank: Like any other problem the remedies step from knowing the cause of the problem. If the swelling is due to poor veins in the legs, support hose may help. For some people weight loss helps. There are many causes for swollen lower extremities you need to be seen by your dr. To find out why the swelling and what to do about it. ...Read more
Yes: First an evaluation to determine cause must be done, then the caused treated. For the edema, itself eyedrops containing steroids and non-steroid anti-inflammtory agents are used. If this fails to work, then injections of anti-vegf agents, such as avastin, (bevacizumab) can be done. See a retinal specialist for this problem. ...Read more
Hello, I am currently diagnosed with dish and hypoxia. Is there a treatment to reduce laryng edema to increase air passage?
Rest: Subchondral edema means there is swelling under the cartilage surface. It happens after injury, arthritis, or anything that causes inflammation. An xray gives that information, also arthritis or fracture should be visualized on the same xray. Treatment would be directed toward the causitive problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: if the edema is due to osteonecrosis, or arthrosis the long term treatment tends to be joint replacement. If it is traumatic, or due to abnormal mechanics in case of cartilage or labral injury, then it may respond to arthroscopic treatment. In younger patients, or some pregnant women, it may require no treatment other than non weight bearing Rx on crutches for about 6 weeks to allow for resoluti ...Read more
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
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