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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 do you reduce swelling in the left foot and leg?

How do you reduce swelling in the left foot and leg?

Swelling: First , you have to determine the cause of the swelling . Then you can create a treatment plan. See you family doc or vascular doc for assistance ...Read more

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How can I reduce the swelling from a sprained foot?

How can I reduce the swelling from a sprained foot?

Many possibilities: R.I.C.E. Rest, ice, compression, elevation. Immobilization with a splint or brace may be of benefit in the initial phase of recovery. Oral anti-inflammatory medication may help with the pain and swelling. ...Read more

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Foot swelling at side of foot. What can I do/take to reduce the swelling?

Foot swelling at side of foot. What can I do/take to reduce the swelling?

Depends on the cause: Some causes of swelling of the feet can include systemic problems such as hypertension, and problems with the kidneys and localized issues such as arthritis, cellulitis, lymphatic obstruction, blood clots, varicose veins and trauma. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...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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I have foot after had bang to shin how to reduce swelling?

I have foot after had bang to shin how to reduce swelling?

Elevate: If no bone is fractured or broken elevate above your heart while laying down. Compression will also reduce swelling. ...Read more

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After taking the stinger out from the bottom of the foot, what's the best thing to reduce swelling and pain for a 6-year-old?

After taking the stinger out from the bottom of the foot, what's the best thing to reduce swelling and pain for a 6-year-old?

Bee sting: Elevate the foot, give benedryl (orally), and you can apply ice as well if that makes him/her feel better. The Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is likely to help the most. ...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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