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What can I do to not get fluid accumulation in the skin?

What can I do to not get fluid accumulation in the skin?

Lower leg swelling: One of the most common forms of 'water in the skin' is edema or swelling of the lower legs. It's common during pregnancy and is frequently related to poor circulation and heart failure as a person gets older. Support stockings are usually the best way to treat this problem. Exercise can also help. Sometimes salt intake is a factor too. ...Read more

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How do I explain to my daughter what it means to have fluid accumulation in the skin?

How do I explain to my daughter what it means to have fluid accumulation in the skin?

Edema/swelling: There can be many causes of fluid accumulation (or edema). Can be caused by infection, inflammation, bug bite, preexisting skin disease, allergic reaction, drug reaction, trauma/injury, surgery, sunburn, poor circulation. Usually the area of edema looks swollen and sometimes tender. ...Read more

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What can you do to get rid of scar tissue in the breast?

What can you do to get rid of scar tissue in the breast?

Scarring from what?: Please give more information. Are you talking about surgical scarring after breast surgery for cancer, or after reconstructive surgery or after cosmetic breast augmentation and capsular contracture? ...Read more

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What can I do to get rid of protein in the urine?

What can I do to get rid of protein in the urine?

Depends on why...: This depends on why you have protein in your urine. A woman having a period, for example, may have protein in her urine because of the presence of blood cells. But if you have protein in the urine because of declining kidney function, you'll want to learn what you can do to control the source of he problem. For example, get your high blood pressure or diabetes under better control. Good luck. ...Read more

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What can I do or eat health wise that will help the adema in my legs due to the removal of lengthnodes in that area?

What can I do or eat health wise that will help the adema in my legs due to the removal of lengthnodes in that area?

Lymphedemaspecialist: You have secondary lymphedema from the groin dissection, and using compression hose and seeing a lymphedema specialist (physical therapy dept) will help. See a phlebologist at www.Phlebology.Org for evaluation of venous system in legs as venous insufficiency contributes to the edema, and correcting that may also help. ...Read more

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Ive dark skin around the nails in hands. The area is always and I get itching. I want to know the cause and if you could prescribe any treatment.

Ive dark skin around the nails in hands. The area is always and I get itching. I want to know the cause and if you could prescribe any treatment.

Needs examination: Just darkness may be related to your complexion and the amount of skin pigment, if it is itching need to rule any irritation in the form of infection or inflammation. Have yourself examined through a dermatologist to get a better idea about your condition ...Read more

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So I have scabies, and I've done the thing where you cover yourself in the cream, but is there anything that I can do to get rid of the red bumps?

So I have scabies, and I've done the thing where you cover yourself in the cream, but is there anything that I can do to get rid of the red bumps?

Scabies: F of unknown age and location states has scabies. States she had covered body with cream but what can I do to get rid of bumps? ANS: They are reactions to having the little buggers under your skin. They should be dead now. They should then heal and go away a week or so. If not consult with the Dr who gave you the med. ...Read more

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What to do to get rid of extremely painful air bubbles in your chest?

What to do to get rid of extremely painful air bubbles in your chest?

Excessive gas: Try zantac (ranitidine) or other otc meds for excessive stomach gas and make appointment to get checked and treated properly by your pcp. ...Read more

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My lips are severely chapped in the uae but when i go home to the us, the problem disappears. What could be the cause, and how can I get them to heal?

My lips are severely chapped in the uae but when i go home to the us, the problem disappears. What could be the cause, and how can I get them to heal?

Blame it on weather: Temporary lip chapping usually is due to change in temperature and moisture in the air. Even in us you will see that lips chap more in winter months than in summer months. The more you get used to weather over there better it will get. Try hydrating lip balm or chapstix. ...Read more

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Is there something i can do to reduce fluid on the knees?

RICE: Try rice. If from an acute injury, try rest, ice, compressio, nand elevation. Nsaids are also helpful if you can take them. If the fluid persists, see a doctor. ...Read more

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Can you recommend what to do to get rid of bad breath and dark circles under the eyes that seem to be permanent?

Can you recommend what to do to get rid of bad breath and dark circles under the eyes that seem to be permanent?

Good OH and airway: Bad breath can be treated with good oral hygiene and perio tx. Airway volume may be the problem. Narrow palate often leads to malocclusion, compromised periodontal health (ultimately bone loss and bad breadth), most importantly, less airway volume (reduction of oxygen intake). Expand the palate in children has proven to increase airway volume and reduced or eliminate dark circle under the eye. ...Read more

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I often have inflamation in my ears. What are the causes of that. What can I do to avoid this in the future. Thanks?

I often have inflamation in my ears. What are the causes of that. What can I do to avoid this in the future. Thanks?

It depends: I'm not certain what you are referring to. I am assuming you are referring to otitis externa which is infection in the external ear canal (also called swimmers ear). Excess moisture in the canal or devices that occlude the ear like ear phones can cause infection. The following two websites have excellent patient information: http://bit.ly/1C3SC5Q and http://bit.ly/1HhTGb4 ...Read more

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What is the histamine in the body for? Do I need it? Or what can be done?

What is the histamine in the body for? Do I need it? Or what can be done?

Allergies: This is a substance that is in your body and released when you have an allergic reaction. You can take anthistamines to lessen the reaction, but you cannot rid your body of them. ...Read more

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What to do if I have edema (retain fluid in ankles) can a doctor drain this?

What to do if I have edema (retain fluid in ankles) can a doctor drain this?

Diuretic: No a doctor will not drain the edema but rather place you on a diuretic eg water pill for your body to secrete the excess fluid most likely or use a unna boot vs compression stocking. The etiology of the fluid retention should however be determined.First. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how could i get rid of redness in certain spots in my face, in fact only one?

Can you tell me how could i get rid of redness in certain spots in my face, in fact only one?

Many causes...: Redness of the face can be a sign of sunburn, rosacea, cellulitis, acne, lupus, side effects of medications (flushing symptoms), dermatitis due to topical preparations/soaps/lotions, signs of viral infection (exanthems), just to name a few. Get to a doctor so they can look at this and begin to tender a diagnosis. Only then can a proper treatment or recommendation be made. ...Read more