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Doctor insights on: How To Reduce Swelling In The Foot

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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 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?

Ice: Lots of ice, elevation, compress with an ace bandage and rest. Take an over the counter antiinflammatory like advil. If no better, then go to your favorite podiatrist. ...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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