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Can weeping edema blisters of the legs be treated at home? What is the best way to prevent cellulitis?

Can weeping edema blisters of the legs be treated at home? What is the best way to prevent cellulitis?

What's the cause ?: Cellulitis is basically a visible inflammation (itis) of the skin and soft tissues (red, hot, swollen and tender) . It can be caused by many things including sunburn (radiation), trauma (sprained ankle) or poor vein circulation (stasis dermatitis). It need not be caused by bacteria. If you have repeated episodes of this, get to a wound care or vascular specialist, the diagnoses you have is wrong. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Edema (Definition)

Edema is also known as Swelling. 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 causes leg edema?

What causes leg edema?

Fluid retention: There are many causes of this fluid retention some very serious such as kidney failure, heart failure, cirrhosis of the liver and portal vein blockage in the liver. Less serious causes include varicose veins, and excessive salt in the diet. Infrequent causes can be blockage of the veins in the abdomen. Single leg edema can indicate a dangerous clot in the leg. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Managing Restless Leg Syndrome (Checklist)

See a vein specialist
Once
Wear support stockings
Daily
Check cholesterol medications
Once
Exercise
30 Min, Daily, forever
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How do u eliminate leg edema, once u get it do u always have it?

How do u eliminate leg edema, once u get it do u always have it?

Edema: Elimination of leg edema depends completely on the primary cause of the edema. Once the true cause is determined by your physician then proper treatment can be instituted, and hopefully the edema will clear. ...Read more

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What causes my leg to swell up over night like pitting edema?

What causes my leg to swell up over night like pitting edema?

Pitting edema: It can come from many causes, including heart faikure, liver disease, kidney disease, excessive salt intake and fluid retension.It can also come from lacal condition involving just the affected extremitiy, like varicose veins and thrombophlebitis. You should see your doctor and have him check you. ...Read more

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Managing Restless Leg Syndrome (Checklist)

Have your iron level checked
Once
Take medication as prescribed
Once
Reduce caffeine intake
Once
Quit smoking
Once
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Who knows how to wrap a leg to reduce leg edema?

Who knows how to wrap a leg to reduce leg edema?

Leg edema: There are a number of sites on the web about treatment for leg edema, including http://www.Lymphnet.Org/ good luck. ...Read more

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How can lower leg edema be treated?

How can lower leg edema be treated?

Swelling: Or edema, has several very different causes and because of that- different treatments. Water retention due to cardiac issues needs to be treated medically, vein problems can be addressed by compression hose and elevation, lymphatic swelling needs compression via stockings and lympedema pumps. ...Read more

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Managing Restless Leg Syndrome (Checklist)

Take a hot bath
once every night
Exercise
daily
Massage
weekly
Avoid caffeine
daily
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How long will leg edema caused by sunburn last?

How long will leg edema caused by sunburn last?

It can last 3-4 wks: elevate your legs, try cool compresses and cool baths and aspirin if no contraindication. ...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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Weeping (Definition)

Weeping is crying, and is a physical response to sadness. Weeping also refers to a skin rash that ...Read more

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