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If one has kidney problem will the swelling in ankles be there even when laying in bed.Also if its kidney will swelling reduce by rest & by elevating.
Not one answer: Swelling or edema can occur in patients at varying degrees of kidney disease- and the extent is also variable. Typically if you elevate your legs the swelling will go down but it may not always dissipate. Medications such as norvasc (amlodipine) can cause swelling as well as a blood clot, lie ER disease etc. Make sure you discuss this with your doctor to treat the underlying cause effectively. ...Read more
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
No: Soaking can cause swelling.Get a more detailed answer ›
Insult to injury: If you remember that sunburn is an injury to the skin caused by radiation, the skin is already damaged. Healing inflammation occurs (red, hot, swollen, tender) to heal damaged skin. Ice to already injured tissues will increase the injury like frostbite. Better to use cool cloths, protective creams and take antiinflammation medicines like Motrin or advil (ibuprofen). ...Read more
Physician Eval: If is important that your physician determines the reason for your swelling. You may need a specific treatment for the condition that is leading to your swelling. ...Read more
Inflammation heals: When our bodies sustain an injury, the immediate response is inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling). This is the body increasing the blood flow to the injury to bring healing factors to the area and also the veins expand to carry bad stuff away. The key is to do things that reduce the parts of inflammation such as ice, compression, elevation and antiinflammatory medications in the first 24hrs. ...Read more
Depends on injury: This greatly depends on the type and severity of injury. The anti-inflammatory properties will start within 30-45 minutes of taking the medication but the actual swelling may not go down for a few hours or few days depending on the injury. I hope this answer helps and feel better soon! ...Read more
NoVocal cord inflamm: There really are no medications that have been noted to help alleviate or facilitate swelling of vocal cords. The best thing you can do for your cords is vocal cord rest. That's really the only thing, follow up with ENT if needed in the future. Evidence if debatable on the use of oral steroids or anti-inflammatory medications like Ibuprofen, none have been shown to be beneficial. ...Read more
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