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What is the best treatment for swollen feet and ankles at 35wks pregnant? Soaking in hot or cold water? And how to keep the swelling to a minimum?

What is the best treatment for swollen feet and ankles at 35wks pregnant? Soaking in hot or cold water? And how to keep the swelling to a minimum?

Elevation: Elevate your feet, rest drink lots of water. That should help to reduce swelling. You should also contact your md if you are swelling and she is not aware. Sometimes swelling can be seen with high blood pressure during pregnancy. ...Read more

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I fell and hurt my ankle, I have a very swollen foot and pain, i can't afford medical treatment, what should I do? I was walking and tripped and fell.

I fell and hurt my ankle, I have a very swollen foot and pain, i can't afford medical treatment, what should I do? I was walking and tripped and fell.

Unfortunately, : Unfortunately, with lots of pain and swelling after a fall, it's important to rule out a fracture. This can only be done with an exam and/or x-ray of the injured foot. Your doctor or an urgent care facility will likely be cheaper than going to the emergency room. I would give them a call to ask how much a visit and/or x-ray would cost. If your foot or ankle is broken, then taking care of it sooner rather than have it heal improperly later is the most economical way to go. ...Read more

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My ankle is sprained, i followed some treatment x 4 days, and i need to fly out tomorrow (2hr flight) my foot is swollen and veiny should I fly at all?

My ankle is sprained, i followed some treatment x 4 days, and i need to fly out tomorrow (2hr flight) my foot is swollen and veiny should I fly at all?

Flying isn't a : Contraindication. You can speak to your internist to see if they recommend Aspirin or the like. Elevation of the foot is also good if can be done. In flight excercising can be done. ...Read more

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Hit ankle now is swollen painful when walking and little toe and foot is cold what is wrong with it what treatment do I need?

Hit ankle now is swollen painful when walking and little toe and foot is cold what is wrong with it what treatment do I need?

Ankle: First you need to see a foot and ankle dr to get an x-ray to make sure there is no fracture and you should elevate it. Foot could be cold fot many reasos to many to mention here. ...Read more

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18 month old got bitten by fire ants on foot and ankle.Bite is slightly swollen and red with little pimple.Treatment? Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for swelling?

18 month old got bitten by fire ants on foot and ankle.Bite is slightly swollen and red with little pimple.Treatment? Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for swelling?

Keep the area clean: Wash with warm water and soap. Keep the area clean. If uncomfortable, may give an appropriate dose of Tylenol (acetaminophen). You will want to consult with a pediatrician for the correct dose as the child is under 2. ...Read more

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Whats sudo gout? Whats the treatment?Why can't I move my ankles they are swollen and hurts very much?

Whats sudo gout? Whats the treatment?Why can't I move my ankles they are swollen and hurts very much?

Psudeogout: Pseudogout causes inflammation in joints similar to gout. Gout is caused by deposition of uric acid crystals in joints, whereas, pseudogout is caused by calcium pyorphosphate crystals. During acute flares, both can respond to anti-inflammatories such as nsaids as well as colchicine. Would recommend being evaluated by your doctor to arrive at a diagnosis. Other causes should be ruled out. ...Read more

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Are there any alternative medicine treatments for swollen ankles?

Are there any alternative medicine treatments for swollen ankles?

Find the cause 1st: There may be alternative medicine treatments for swollen ankles. However, the more important question is why are your ankles swollen. I would recommend that you be seen by an orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon if your primary care physician cannot find the cause of the swollen ankles. ...Read more