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What Can I Do At Home To Relieve The Swelling In My Hand
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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
I work at a nursing home and the sides of my feet always swell. What can I do at home to help the pain?
Do you wear proper: Shoes? Do you have any other physical problems. (cardiac, pulmonary, arthritic)- if pain persists see pcp. ...Read more
Topical care: Wash in soapy water, apply antiseptic and bandaids. ...Read more
Tongue Swelling: True tongue swelling should be evaluated urgently as it could represent an underlying allergic reaction. Often the oral mucosa/tongue is effected first in an anaphylactic response particularly to something ingested. Massive tongue swelling can lead to airway blockage which can be an emergency. Best not to ignore this kind of problem if significant. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Depends: It depends on the cause. If your eyes are swollen because of allergies then antihistamines and anti allergy eye drops are helpful. Eye swelling can be due to other factors so a diagnosis is important. I recommend you see you doctor. Other possibilities: venous obstruction, thyroid issues, low portein in you blood due to nephrotic syndrome or malabsorption. ...Read more
Depends on the cause: Pain could be as a result of different things. One would need to do a thorough history and physical exam and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams to determine the cause. Causes of pain may include: trauma (fracture, tendon or ligamentous tear, arthritis) infection metabolic conditions (gout) musculoskeletal or biomechanical abnormality. Neurologic conditions (neuropathy). See your doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Too vague to tell: There are many problems which cause pain in the ball of the foot. See your friendly neighborhood podiatrist for accurate diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
Back hygiene: Always make sure that you have a good mattress. There are some things in life that you cannot lower your standards about. Having a good mattress is one of them. Make sure that you are drinking 1.5-2 liters per day of pure water. Make sure that you are getting plenty of fruit, vegetables, nuts and seeds in your diet. Go for a daily 20-30 minute brisk walk / bicycle ride at least 4-5 days per week. ...Read more
Find the cause: The first step is to determine the cause of the pain. See your dentist first. ...Read more
Rest: Depending on which toe is broken you may be able to splint it. You should have an xray to determine if it is in the right position. Sometimes buddy taping actually opens up a fracture site making it worse. Of course get off your feet and wear comfortable shoes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends on Cause: In general, you can start with artificial tears eye drops and/or over-the-counter allergy eye drops if there is itchiness. Also, be sure you are not rubbing the eyes. If there is discharge or any change in vision or other symptoms, it would be best to see your eye doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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