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How To Treat A Swollen Foot
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
How to treat a swollen and scraped foot. I was on a moving truck but then i slipped and was dragged on cement. I thought i only had scrapes but now it hurts to move my knees and my foot. My foots a bit swollen in my opinion. My right foot has a scrape and
Hello, : Hello, it sounds like you might have both contusions and abrasions. I suggest elevating your feet and applying ice to help wtih possible swelling. Please clean the scrapes out very well and consider use of antibiotic ointment. Sterile bandages or dressings would also be helpful. If the wounds become hot, red, have drainage, or there is red streaking of fever, then you likely have an infection. From the way this injury is described there sounds like potential for some nasty stuff to have entered your skin - so you should check your tetanus status as you may need a tetanus shot. ...Read more
Get it checked!: Wash the injured area with soap and water and apply a topical antibiotic ointment. Then you should call your podiatrist. An x-ray is needed to see if there is any injury to bone and to make sure it is not infected. You also need to consider a tetanus shot if yours are not up to date. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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