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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.

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

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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What will take down swelling and reduce itchiness from allergic reaction on lips?

What will take down swelling and reduce itchiness from allergic reaction on lips?

Time: Time is the best healer of an allergic reaction. Supportive treatment with anti-histamine medications such as diphenhydramine (benadryl) also helps. Also, drink plenty of fluids. ...Read more

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Can ice help reduce swelling caused by the sun?

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

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Are there any pills I can take that reduce swelling?

Are there any pills I can take that reduce swelling?

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

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For what reasons should you reduce swelling to an injury?

For what reasons should you reduce swelling to an injury?

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

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Does nuvigil also reduce swelling

Does nuvigil also reduce swelling

Unlikely: The only way I can imagine that Nuvigil (or provigil) would reduce swelling would be for the drug to energize the user enough to increase exercise, diminishing fluid build-up due to inactivity. There is no direct pharmacological affect of Nuvigil on fluid metabolism. ...Read more

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How to reduce swelling from a bee?

How to reduce swelling from a bee?

Swelling from sting: You can reduce the swelling from a bee sting with ice compress. I suggest scraping out the stinger, rubbing a freshly cut onion slice over the sting, and then applying an ice pack. ...Read more

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How can you reduce swelling after mumps?

How can you reduce swelling after mumps?

Reduce swelling?: I don't know of a way to reduce swelling of salivary glands but cold compresses can help to reduce pain. ...Read more

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How long does naprosin take to reduce swelling?

How long does naprosin take to reduce swelling?

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

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Please suggest tips on how to reduce swelling of the vocal folds! Anyone?

Please suggest tips on how to reduce swelling of the vocal folds! Anyone?

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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How to reduce swelling cause by head bump?

How to reduce swelling cause by head bump?

Ice pack: Ice pack. Treating the swelling may have cosmetic benefits (short term) but doesn't affect long term results. Ice can also reduce pain. Apply it for no more than 20 minutes at a time. ...Read more

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How to reduce swelling after achellis surgery?

How to reduce swelling after achellis surgery?

Elevation: Slightly elevate your foot above heart level when in bed. Put a pillow under the leg. ...Read more

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What medication can reduce swelling for osteoarthritis?

What medication can reduce swelling for osteoarthritis?

NSAIDs: Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs like Aleve or advil may help. Other nsaids are prescription meloxicam, nabumetone, celebrex, (celecoxib) etc. These rx will only reduce swelling due to inflammation and will not reduce swelling that is due to bony enlargement. ...Read more

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Does eating ice help reduce swelling with an oral piercing?

Does eating ice help reduce swelling with an oral piercing?

Probably: Ice will reduce blood flow to the area and by doing so, reduce swelling. ...Read more

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Could eating ice help reduce swelling with an oral piercing?

Could eating ice help reduce swelling with an oral piercing?

Perhaps but....: Perhaps but make sure it's not swollen due to an infection. ...Read more

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What medication can I use for cat bite/puncture wound to reduce swelling?

What medication can I use for cat bite/puncture wound to reduce swelling?

Go to ER for eval.: Infection rate from cat bites is high. You may need antibiotics. If you haven't had a tetanus shot in the last 10 years or your don't know - then you will a need another tetanus shot. Get prompt care. This can quickly become a serious problem. ...Read more

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What can I do to reduce swelling and scar formation after a major accident?

What can I do to reduce swelling and scar formation after a major accident?

Pressure: Pressure will reduce swelling and scar formation. The mechanism for this improvement is a sunject of debate. If the injury is a limb then gentle wrapping with an ace wrap from the hand or foot up to the injury will help. The wrap should be snug but not painful. If the scar is not on an extremity then tape and a silicne pad may help. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take anti inflammatory pills to reduce swelling?

How long is it supposed to it take anti inflammatory pills to reduce swelling?

What's the cause?: There are many causes of swelling which can occur in many locations. If the swelling is cause by an inflammatory process such as arthritis, a sprain, strain, etc, then antiinflammatory medications will work very well usually within 2-3 days along with ice, compression and elevation. If it is due to heart failure, vein disease, lymphedema or blockage of something, then they will have little effect. ...Read more

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What is the best way to reduce swelling from a finger that got stuck in the doorway?

What is the best way to reduce swelling from a finger that got stuck in the doorway?

Ice, immobilized: If you have a large amount of swelling from
this type of crush injury, it will gradually
decrease with ice, splint and NSAID meds.
If you have a large subungual hematoma,
it can be very helpful to decompress the
nail with a small needle with much improvement in pain. ...Read more

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How do I reduce swelling in my feet?

How do I reduce swelling in my feet?

Elevate: Elevate your feet. Where compression stockings. Limit your salt intake. Move your feet. ...Read more

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How do I reduce swelling in my hands?

Depends on cause: You need to know why your hands are swelling first. Get worked up by your doctor.

If there is no medical causes, a mild diuretic and elevation with compression can help. ...Read more

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How can I reduce swelling in my ankle?

How can I reduce swelling in my ankle?

RICE: Rest, ice, compression and elevation. Limit standing and walking as much as possible. Antiinflammatories can be helpful. Discuss with your doctor if symptoms persists. Dr l. ...Read more

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How to reduce swelling after pregnancy?

How to reduce swelling after pregnancy?

Time: It takes awhile for all the excess water that accumulates in your tissues during pregnancy to leave the body. Typically the majority of the swelling should be gone in 3 weeks. Exercise can help. Compression stockings and garmets can help a women feel better as well. Some gals take epsom salt baths as well. ...Read more

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Best way to reduce swelling on your nose?

Best way to reduce swelling on your nose?

Depends on source: Nose swelling can be of traumatic origin, or other explanation, an md can help you sort it out. Swelling usually responds to ice and
advil. Find the source, and treat that. ...Read more

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How to reduce swelling in the feet for an elderly person?

How to reduce swelling in the feet for an elderly person?

Elevation/compressio: Elevate feet/legs when possible. Elastic stocking or other form of compression are helpful. Avoid excessive salt intake. See your physician for evalaution. ...Read more

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