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Inflammation (Definition)

Inflammation is the body's attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens - and begin the healing process. Inflammation is part of the complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, ...Read more


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How do I relief inflammation in knee its starting to swell above the knee in the thigh region.

How do I relief inflammation in knee its starting to swell above the knee in the thigh region.

R.I.C.E.: Try ice and elevation first. 20 minutes on, 30-40 minutes off. Keep the foot above the heart. It is a natural way to stop swelling by constricting the blood vessels and allowing fluid to drain back to the heart via gravity. Sounds line a possible knee effusion that could need drainage. If ice doesn't improve your swelling, go see your regular doctor or orthopedist. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have a red bump on my thigh, i think it's a mosquito bite but not sure. It also has inflammation around it.

I have a red bump on my thigh, i think it's a mosquito bite but not sure. It also has inflammation around it.

Mosquito bite: Does it itch or hurt? If it is a mosquito bite you can use a home remedy. Store aloe vera gel in refrigerator & apply to affected area. Rub basil leaf on bite. It repels mosquitoes & has anti-inflammatory properties. You can mix 2 parts baking soda w 1 part water. Stir into paste & place it over the mosquito bite. Can use calamine lotion. If not a mosquito bite, if it becomes hot, red, tender >>. ...Read more

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After cycling or sitting in one position for a while i get pain on and around my knees. Sometimes the thigh muscle just above the knee has inflammatio?

After cycling or sitting in one position for a while i get pain on and around my knees. Sometimes the thigh muscle just above the knee has inflammatio?

Arthritis?: Knee pain, inflammation of muscle, and problems with exercise (cycling is not weight bearing) requires a review by a musculoskeletal physician (orthopedic surgeon, physiatrist, or sports physician) to care for the knee and support your active lifestyle. X-ray and lab work may be helpful. Try tylenol or liniment for comfort. Wait on arthritis medication if you have high blood pressure. ...Read more

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Toung upper area sensation last one year with thigh pain weakness and inflamation?

Toung upper area sensation last one year with thigh pain weakness and inflamation?

Vague: Symptoms of thigh pain, weakness and inflammation are quite nonspecific and vague. If the symptoms have been going on for a year, it is best advised to seek out medical evaluation by a doctor. All the best! ...Read more

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Right side of my body is inflammed. I have tight shoulder, tight lower back, stiff neck just on the right side, tight thighs, etc. What's wrong?

Right side of my body is inflammed. I have tight shoulder, tight lower back, stiff neck just on the right side, tight thighs, etc. What's wrong?

Hard to say: It really hard to say based upon info. For example, what does it mean to say right side of body is inflamed? There are simple things, such as a viral respiratory infection that can be associated with aches in the muscles and joints. There are more serious conditions, such as meningitis, that can cause similar complaints and is life threatening. You should probably be checked. Thank you. ...Read more

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Left knee pain , thigh pain , hip pain . Pelvis pressure & inflamation , low back pain , constipation , lump above navel , pelvic tilt to left 2 yrs?

Left knee pain , thigh pain , hip pain .  Pelvis pressure & inflamation , low back pain , constipation , lump above navel , pelvic tilt to left  2 yrs?

Vague : Your symptoms may be serious but are very vague and could be related to any number of things. Best advice is get a physical exam from your md to discuss. ...Read more

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What could cause a painful lumpy area on inner thigh?

What could cause a painful lumpy area on inner thigh?

Red?: Is the area red in the skin? That could be inflammation or infection in the hair follicles or could be a fungal infection. You should be checked by a doctor to determine what is the problem and get the right treatment. ...Read more

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