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How can I make the swelling in my foot tattoo go away?

How can I make the swelling in my foot tattoo go away?

See a physician: If you are still having swelling after a tattoo, it would be wise to have a physician examine the area to ensure that there are no signs of infection. ...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


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How can I make the swelling in my foot to go away?

How can I make the swelling in my foot to go away?

Elevation/compressio: First you need to find out the cause of the swelling. There are several possibilities ranging from leakiy valves in veins of legs, to lymphedema or congestive heart failure. See a doctor. Elevating feet and legs often works temporarily in simple cases. Elastic stockings are the best way to keep swelling down assummming there are no serious causes. ...Read more

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How long will it take for the swelling on my foot to go away after bieng stung by a bee (the tip of the stinger may still be in my foot)?

How long will it take for the swelling on my foot to go away after bieng stung by a bee (the tip of the stinger may still be in my foot)?

Stinger should B -: -taken out. Some bees that leave their stinger, it remains functional & pumps more venom into Ur foot 4 a while. Ice and benadryl (diphenhydramine) is best as long as U have no allergies 2 bees. It will go away. There is a lot of room 4 swelling in the foot, especially on top. If its been more than an hour or so the stinger is no longer active, a good tweezers will allow U 2 get it out. It will eventually fall out. ...Read more

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The front part of my foot hurts after i stepped in a hole. The pain won't go away, but i can walk on my foot. It just throbs and hurts and there is no swelling. What should I do?

The front part of my foot hurts after i stepped in a hole. The pain won't go away, but i can walk on my foot. It just throbs and hurts and there is no swelling. What should I do?

How long hurting?: It sounds like a soft tissue injury, which will heal with time, and limited weight bearing. Ice alternating with heat may also help. If the pain persists more than two weeks, it should be evaluated by a foot doctor (podiatrist) or an orthopedist, preferably one specializing in foot/ankle. The possibility of a stress fracture with the injury you describe is a possibility. ...Read more

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How long does it take for the swelling to go down on a foot tattoo?

How long does it take for the swelling to go down on a foot tattoo?

Less than a week : There is not much soft tissue so it is more sensitive on the foot. It depends how deep they went and if they ushered black ink because black ink penetrates deeper and uses a different needle so swells and hurts more. If only colored ink most of the swelling gone3 days but still sore. ...Read more

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Help! i just have sudden pain, bruising and swelling in my foot?

Pain: Sudden pain is a reason for an evaluation by your podiatrist. Thi8s could be a stress fracture based on the description. ...Read more

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What could I use to for the pain and swelling in my foot?

What could I use to for the pain and swelling in my foot?

Antiinflammatory: Like Motrin or alleve (assuming no allergies). You can eleveate the foot and apply ice (if it is not gout.) if this conservative treatment fails see a podiatrist or foot and ankle orthopedist. ...Read more

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I have swelling in my foot and leg after a bypass surgery. Is it normal?

I have swelling in my foot and leg after a bypass surgery. Is it normal?

Foot swelling: Lower extremity swelling not unusual after saphenous vein harvesting. May need support hose, get wound checked to be sure no infection. ...Read more

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I have a very badly sprained ankle and fractured fibula. When I press on the swelling in my foot an indent stays, is that normal?

I have a very badly sprained ankle and fractured fibula.

When I press on the swelling in my foot an indent stays, is that normal?

Yes: thats called pitting edema from chronic swelling. That will resolve but will likely take several months to completely resolve. When you start becoming more active and putting more weight on your ankle, that's when you'll see it start to improve. ...Read more

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I have great swelling in my foot and calf had a DVT many years ago but leg does not radiate heat do I need heparin??

I have great swelling in my foot and calf  had a DVT many years ago but leg does not radiate heat do I need heparin??

Dvt: Would recommend evaluation as quickly as possible Swelling is a real symptom of dvt even though other things can be at play ...Read more

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Hit my shin 7 days ago, it hurt pretty bad, big knot on leg and now i noticed bruising and swelling in my foot,right above ankle.

Hit my shin 7 days ago,  it hurt pretty bad,  big knot on leg  and now i noticed bruising and swelling in my foot,right above ankle.

Common: bruising from shin initially spreads down to foot and ankle due to gravity. Should resolve in time. Try some elevation and ankle exercises. See doctor if gets worse rather than better. ...Read more

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Swelling on the ball of my foot comes and goes, what's wrong?

Swelling on the ball of my foot comes and goes, what's wrong?

Different : Possibilities hence a proper exam is needed. For this you should have an in office exam. ...Read more

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I burnt my foot from a heater like 3 days ago. My mom says the swelling will go down but, it hasn't why?

Go to the podiatrist: The biggest danger from burns is actually infection. Depending on how severe your burn was with regards to the amount of skin loss will be what puts you at risk. Get to the doctor! ...Read more

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Can you tell me how i can reduce my foot swelling?

Can you tell me how i can reduce my foot swelling?

It would depend: On what caused the swelling.....Injury? Varicose veins? A clot in your leg? All three for example should be treated differently... ...Read more

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Tattoos (Definition)

Tattoos on your breasts, or elsewhere, will not have any effect on your pregnancy or on breastfeeding your new baby. It may not be a good idea to get a new tattoo during pregnancy or while breastfeeding, because of the small risk of infection from the small breaks in the skin that ...Read more