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What is the treatment for edema?

What is the treatment for edema?

Treat the cause: Edema is swelling of the skin that can be caused by many things. Usually we treat the cause but sometimes we give water pills to decrease it, such as in heart failure. ...Read more

Dr. Katharine Cox
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Edema (Definition)

Fluid in the tissues, either caused by something local to the swollen area like an injury or inflammation, or from the body's retention of water. Gravity brings the fluid to the feet & legs in that case. As a general rule, if one foot is swollen, something is wrong with the foot. If both feet are swollen, it's not the feet, but water ...Read more


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What are the symptoms of and the treatment for angioneurotic edema?

What are the symptoms of and the treatment for angioneurotic edema?

Simple usually.: I favor the concommitent use of an h1 and h2 blocker together.
Hydroxyzine 25-50 hd and rantidine 300 work well, as does Doxepin 25-50mg hs with rantidine 300mg. ...Read more

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Treatment of edema in the leg?

Treatment of edema in the leg?

Elevation.: Edema provided both legs elevation low sodium diet. Walking helpful, standing still worsens. If only one leg could be blood clot need medical evaluation. If no improvement if both legs need to see physician. ...Read more

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Explain the method of treatment for macular edema?

Explain the method of treatment for macular edema?

Laser welds, retina: The eye surgeon uses a laser to target tiny areas of fluid leakage around the macula. This essentially 'welds' the leaks shut and stops fluid from causing edema. ...Read more

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Please tell me what's the treatment for peripheral edema?

Please tell me what's the treatment for peripheral edema?

Swollen feet and ank: Like any other problem the remedies step from knowing the cause of the problem. If the swelling is due to poor veins in the legs, support hose may help. For some people weight loss helps. There are many causes for swollen lower extremities you need to be seen by your dr. To find out why the swelling and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is there any definitive treatment for cystoide macular edema?

Can you tell me is there any definitive treatment for cystoide macular edema?

Yes: First an evaluation to determine cause must be done, then the caused treated. For the edema, itself eyedrops containing steroids and non-steroid anti-inflammtory agents are used. If this fails to work, then injections of anti-vegf agents, such as avastin, (bevacizumab) can be done. See a retinal specialist for this problem. ...Read more

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Best treatment for corneal edema/fuch's dystrophy?

Best treatment for corneal edema/fuch's dystrophy?

Fuchs: It depends on a multitude of factors such as your best corrected vision, your corneal thickness, your endothelial cell count (health of the inner layer of cells). Anyone with Fuchs should be evaluated by an eye care provider and optimally by a corneal specialist who can review the condition and go over treatments and options and measure the disease course. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is bisgaard treatment for mastectomy edema?

Hi doctors, was just wondering what is bisgaard treatment for mastectomy edema?

Not recognized Rx: As with many holistic/naturopathic they are not well studied and often fall short of their zealot supporters claims.
A more clinical tried and true if Omental tansplant from the abdomin to the axillae ...Read more

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Treatment of pitting pedal edema?

Treatment of pitting pedal edema?

Edema: The treatment depends on the cause of the pitting edema. When caused by congestive heart failure it is certainly different from when it is caused by venous insufficiency or hepatic cirrhosis. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for a. Subchondral edema hip.

What is the treatment for a. Subchondral edema hip.

Rest: Subchondral edema means there is swelling under the cartilage surface. It happens after injury, arthritis, or anything that causes inflammation. An xray gives that information, also arthritis or fracture should be visualized on the same xray. Treatment would be directed toward the causitive problem. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for a. Subchondral edema hip.

What is the treatment for a. Subchondral edema hip.

Depends: If the edema is due to osteonecrosis, or arthrosis the long term treatment tends to be joint replacement. If it is traumatic, or due to abnormal mechanics in case of cartilage or labral injury, then it may respond to arthroscopic treatment. In younger patients, or some pregnant women, it may require no treatment other than non weight bearing Rx on crutches for about 6 weeks to allow for resoluti ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for pedal edema?

Depends on the cause: Pedal edema can be due to many different things. It could be from the heart, liver, kidneys, thyroid, etc. There are serious conditions that can cause pedal edema, as well as minor ones. It could also be a side effect of some medications. You should see your doctor to determine the cause. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for bone marrow edema?

Bone marrow edema: Depends on the cause & location. Bone bruising or bone marrow edema (bme) is generally due to trauma or stress. Some systemic illnesses can also cause it. Often it seenon mri. Bme or bone bruise is not treated; if symptomatic, the cause is treated. Conservative treatment, infusion of prostacycline or bisphosphonates, and surgery are options. "bone marrow edema syndrome" is an entity. ...Read more

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What are sign & symptoms of pulmonary edema? And what is the treatment?

What are sign & symptoms of pulmonary edema? And what is the treatment?

Shortness of breath: Shortness of breath, cough, chest tightness, heaviness in the chest, low oxygen levels. Chest X-ray shows congestion, sometimes effusion, enlarged heart. Treatment starts with oxygen, diuretics. Determine the cause, treat accordingly. A pressure mask might help in certain circumstances to assist with breathing. ...Read more

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What is the most effective treatment for posterior wall laryngeal edema?

What is the most effective treatment for posterior wall laryngeal edema?

Often requires emerg: Emergency care if breathing is compromised.
For this reason steroids are usually given.

On the other hand if you mean in the context of "a mild cold".... trilosate liquid as a spray. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment of cerebral edema caused by head injury?

What is the best treatment of cerebral edema caused by head injury?

ER NOW: We can treat cerebral edema with meds in the short period after head injury;er is the best venue. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment for pulmonary edema if the person has renal failure?

What's the best treatment for pulmonary edema if the person has renal failure?

Diuretics -dialysis: It depends how severe the renal failure is as to which treatment is best. If severe renal failure is present urgent dialysis is best to remove excess water. If not severe, sometimes diuretics can do the job. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for a pulmonary edema if the person has renal failure?

Dialsysis: In renal failure high doses of water pills/ diuretics may be needes to treat pulmonary edema. They may have to be given intravenously. Dialysis is also sometimes used and is very effective. ...Read more

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Does mild patella chondromalcia cause pressure in back of the knee? What is the treatment for edema within the Hoffa fat pad? Please help

Does mild patella chondromalcia cause pressure in back of the knee? What is the treatment for edema within the Hoffa fat pad? Please help

Patella: Chondromalacia is a disorder of the ANTERIOR =FRONT Compartement of the knee and by itself does not usually cause pain BEHIND the knee!!

Hope this helpd!
Dr Z ...Read more

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If I had water intoxication from 12 days and did not take any treatment can MRI scan show mild edema or other hurts in the head. I have bad headach?

If I had water intoxication from 12 days and did not take any treatment can MRI scan show mild edema or other hurts in the head. I have bad headach?

MRI could show: Mild edema, although the ct may have picked this up as well if it was there. Any commentary on the ventricles with the ct? You said you did not have any treatment? Did you have heavy sodium diet afterwards? This could lead to overcorrection of sodium levels too quickly leading to irritation of specific nerves in your brain and may need to be checked. Discuss with your physician for needed followup. ...Read more

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For 93 yrs. Mom with weakening kidneys. Weakness & edema at times. 1- is there any kidney enhancement treatment or diet? 2- can blood eecp therapy hel

For 93 yrs. Mom with weakening kidneys. Weakness & edema at times. 1- is there any kidney enhancement treatment or diet? 2- can blood eecp therapy hel

Check renal function: You mother needs to go to a nephrologist to see at what level her kidneys work.

Her weakness could be a sign of anemia of chronic kidney disease which can be treated with injections to raise her hemoglobin, which will give her more energy.

She should also collect her urine for 24 hours to see if she has any significant amount of protein in it. Low levels of protein can cause edema. ...Read more

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I have a massive headache from water intoxication from 11 days till now I didnot take any treatment and I doubt edema can MRI scan detect it?

Get me.: Why h20 intox? If u feel this is so, ; from drinking 2 much h20, don't do it. If ur kidneys r function is normal, u should not have a problem with h20. If u have a problem with kidneys, or h20 retention, then u need 2 get in 2 c an internist soon especially @ ur age. The brain usually not effected by h20 retention. ...Read more

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Pitting edema around ankles one week after ankle injury. No pain, just discomfort, causes whole foot to swell after standing. Treatment options?

Pitting edema around ankles one week after ankle injury. No pain, just discomfort, causes whole foot to swell after standing. Treatment options?

Common: Injuries disrupt the flow of the lymphatics.
This results in swelling.
It is only temporary.

Solution: Co-band wrap or Ace-wrap for ~1week
and, keep using it (unless real painful)

[if bruising, you may need an x-ray] ...Read more

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I have biltaeral puffiness and a tingly feeling in the bottom of both feet and toes. My doctor started me on treatment for edema, but it not help.?

Puffy toes: Edema is a condition and not a disease. It can be associated with cardiovascular conditions, where the body is retaining fluid or due to other chronic systemic diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis. The first step in dealing with your edema is in assessing its cause. Many times the treatment is different, depending on its cause. If you could more medical history it could help. ...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