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Doctor insights on: What Can I Do At Home To Relieve The Swelling In My Hand

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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 can I do to reduce the swelling in my fingers?

What can I do to reduce the swelling in my fingers?

See MD: Swelling fingers: both hands? Recent trauma? New ring or bracelet? Could be allergic. In the mean time you can ice the area, remove rings, jewelry and can raise hand above level of heart. Take a Benadryl (diphenhydramine) 25-50 mg. And see an md. ...Read more

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I work at a nursing home and the sides of my feet always swell. What can I do at home to help the pain?

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

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What can I do to reduce the swelling in my tongue?

What can I do to reduce the swelling in my tongue?

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

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What can I do to reduce the swelling in my eye?

What can I do to reduce the swelling in my eye?

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

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What can I do to alleviate pain in my toe?

What can I do to alleviate pain in my toe?

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 more

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What can I do to treat pain in the ball of my foot?

What can I do to treat pain in the ball of my foot?

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

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I have back pain, especially in the morning. What can I do to help alleviate the pain ?

I have back pain, especially in the morning. What can I do to help alleviate the pain ?

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

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What could I use to for the pain and swelling in my foot?

What could I use to for the pain and swelling in my foot?

Antiinflammatory: Like Motrin or alleve (assuming no allergies). You can eleveate the foot and apply ice (if it is not gout.) if this conservative treatment fails see a podiatrist or foot and ankle orthopedist. ...Read more

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What can I do to ease the pain on the arm specialy when i raise my arm is painful exercise can help or not?

If active and: Passive range of motion both cause pain at roughly 90 degrees then you should probably see your doctor. If an injury preceeded pain the possible diagnoses become more numerous. Impingement syndrome however, is one of the most common causes of shoulder pain in the adult. ...Read more

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What can I do to address the pain in the arches of my feet after running?

What can I do to address the pain in the arches of my feet after running?

Stretching/footwear: Proper supportive running shoes and orthotics with provide more stability and support, relieving excessive tension on arches. Stretching exercises can also help. Ice and massage after running may help. See a podiatrist. ...Read more

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What can I drink/take to ease the pain in my mouth?

Find the cause: The first step is to determine the cause of the pain. See your dentist first. ...Read more

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What could I do to stop the pain in my broken toe?

What could  I do to stop the pain in my broken toe?

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 more

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What can I do to alleviate my symptoms in the eye (redness, swelling)?

What can I do to alleviate my symptoms in the eye (redness, swelling)?

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 more

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What can I do to ease the pain from a bruised/swollen thumb?

What can I do to ease the pain from a bruised/swollen thumb?

Ice lopcally&motrin: If it is recent use ice locally, and you can take ibuprophen(motrin) or Aleve (naproxen) for pain and inflammation. ...Read more