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Swollen Foot (Definition)

Swollen foot is also known as Foot swelling. Just means fluid is collecting in the tissues. When only 1 foot is swollen, it usually means the cause is local (something going on with in the foot), but if both feet are swollen, it usually means your body is retaining fluid, and the only reason it's showing up in the feet is that gravity thing. If you stood on your head all day, ...Read more


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Swollen foot after too much salt. Raise them to reduce swelling?

Swollen foot after too much salt. Raise them to reduce swelling?

Reduce the salt and: Keep them elevated that will help, you have to use some water bills, consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Will walking on my swollen foot make it swell more?

Will walking on my swollen foot make it swell more?

yes: Until you find out the cause of the swelling is better to rest the foot, elevated. Swelling could be a symptom of a worse problem. ...Read more

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Got stung by a wasp on my lip. 2 hrs ago breathing is ok took Benadryl but it's swollen bad took 2 Motrin too when well the swelling leave my face?

Got stung by a wasp on my lip. 2 hrs ago breathing is ok took Benadryl but it's swollen bad took 2 Motrin too when well the swelling leave my  face?

I would ice area: As well. Also keep taking benedryl Will help keep things less swollen. It will take several hours for swelling to start to subside. But may take sig longer for things to completely go away. ...Read more

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I am normally healthy but after recent trauma to my foot (10 stitches to top of my foot) I have swollen foot after short time. What can I do?

I am normally healthy but after recent trauma to my foot (10 stitches to top of my foot) I have swollen foot after short time. What can I do?

Better work up: Did they do proper x-rays with your trauma? This is to diagnose a missed fracture. Is there pain? Sometimes just tissue swelling (bruising and ecchymosis) following an injury can cause this as well. See your primary doctor to help determine the cause. ...Read more

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What to do about my swollen foot?

What to do about my swollen foot?

Lots of things: There are many causes of swelling (edema) of just one of your feet. They include: injuries such as fracture or sprain, inflammatory conditions like gout or arthritis, infections, injury from a puncture or splinter, a blood clot or a tumor. Sometimes swelling comes from damage to the circulation from an injury to the knee or groin. This often follows knee or hip replacement surgery. See your pcp. ...Read more

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What can I do for a swollen foot?

What can I do for a swollen foot?

Swollen foot: As already stated the rest ice compression elevation are all good, but you need to determine the cause of the swelling for proper and effective relief . See your podiatrist for an evaluation . ...Read more

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What can I do about my swollen foot?

Depends : On why they are swollen. You can elevate them, but the key is finding out why they are swollen. Is this all of a sudden? Any varicose veins? On any medication? More info is needed, i think it would be prudent however, to let your internist know of this finding. ...Read more

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How much should I worry about a swollen foot?

Swollen Foot: Swelling is not normal. I would get it checked out by your physician. ...Read more

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Ibuprofen (Definition)

Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (nsaid). It works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body. Ibuprofen is used to reduce fever and treat pain or inflammation caused by many conditions such as headache, toothache, back pain, arthritis, menstrual ...Read more


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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