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Foot stepped on with soccer cleats now its bruised and swollen. What is the best treatment?

Foot stepped on with soccer cleats now its bruised and swollen. What is the best treatment?

RICE: Rest, ice, elevation, and compression (ace wrap). Anti-inflammatory medication like advil (ibuprofen) can help. If pain persists see a foot specialist. ...Read more

Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Toenails (Definition)

Toenails are the hard coverings at the end of the toes. Nails are made out of a protein called keratin. They function to protect the end of the toe and to increase sensitivity of touch. Good nail care is important to prevent ...Read more


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Bitten by leech while in river, top of foot over arch. 1 week later top of foot large red, swollen area. Itchy, dark purple spot at bite. Treatment?

Bitten by leech while in river, top of foot over arch. 1 week later top of foot large red, swollen area. Itchy, dark purple spot at bite. Treatment?

Leech Bite?: It is actually rare to be allergic or to have a reaction to a leech bite. Assuming it was a leech bite, you could have some irritation and itching, but normally should have no further problems if you have good health and no leech allergies. However, if you are experiencing symptoms such as you describe, then you need to seek medical attention as it may be infected. ...Read more

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I have my foot swollen from gout, what is the most effective treatment for it?

I have my foot swollen from gout, what is the most effective treatment for it?

Anti-inflammatories: Acute gout is best treated with anti-inflammatory medications. Naproxyn, indomethacin, Ibuprofen and many other type drugs work well. Some physicians will use steroid drugs like prednisone. This all depends on your medical history and medicaitons you are on. Colchinine works very wee also but is an older treatment. All have side effects. Not all are comfortable using colchicine. ...Read more

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I fell and hurt my ankle, I have a very swollen foot and pain, i can't afford medical treatment, what should I do? I was walking and tripped and fell.

I fell and hurt my ankle, I have a very swollen foot and pain, i can't afford medical treatment, what should I do? I was walking and tripped and fell.

Unfortunately, : Unfortunately, with lots of pain and swelling after a fall, it's important to rule out a fracture. This can only be done with an exam and/or x-ray of the injured foot. Your doctor or an urgent care facility will likely be cheaper than going to the emergency room. I would give them a call to ask how much a visit and/or x-ray would cost. If your foot or ankle is broken, then taking care of it sooner rather than have it heal improperly later is the most economical way to go. ...Read more

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My ankle is sprained, i followed some treatment x 4 days, and i need to fly out tomorrow (2hr flight) my foot is swollen and veiny should I fly at all?

My ankle is sprained, i followed some treatment x 4 days, and i need to fly out tomorrow (2hr flight) my foot is swollen and veiny should I fly at all?

Flying isn't a : Contraindication. You can speak to your internist to see if they recommend Aspirin or the like. Elevation of the foot is also good if can be done. In flight excercising can be done. ...Read more

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Hit ankle now is swollen painful when walking and little toe and foot is cold what is wrong with it what treatment do I need?

Hit ankle now is swollen painful when walking and little toe and foot is cold what is wrong with it what treatment do I need?

Ankle: First you need to see a foot and ankle dr to get an x-ray to make sure there is no fracture and you should elevate it. Foot could be cold fot many reasos to many to mention here. ...Read more

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Mum had DVT followed by a stenotic vein and swollen leg and foot now she has thrombophlebitis is there a lifelong treatment ?

Mum had DVT followed by a stenotic vein and swollen leg and foot now she has thrombophlebitis is there a lifelong treatment ?

Best to: check to see if her blood is too thick - hypercoagulable. Need to remove or dissolve current clot. The underlying narrowing then can be treated - possibly a stent. She may need Coumadin (warfarin) or Xeralto for a lifetime. Once clot gone use compression hose for leg swelling. Elevate her legs when possible. ...Read more

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18 month old got bitten by fire ants on foot and ankle.Bite is slightly swollen and red with little pimple.Treatment? Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for swelling?

18 month old got bitten by fire ants on foot and ankle.Bite is slightly swollen and red with little pimple.Treatment? Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for swelling?

Keep the area clean: Wash with warm water and soap. Keep the area clean. If uncomfortable, may give an appropriate dose of Tylenol (acetaminophen). You will want to consult with a pediatrician for the correct dose as the child is under 2. ...Read more

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What is the best way to cure a swollen foot?

What is the best way to cure a swollen foot?

Depends on cause: It depends on the cause of the swelling. Following a minor injury, rest, ice, compression, and elevation can help reduce swelling. If the swelling is due to a medical condition, see your doctor for more specific recommendations. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for swollen lump in breast?

What is the best treatment for swollen lump in breast?

Immediate Med Eval!: Any mass in the breast should be considered a malignancy until proven otherwise. Putting evaluation off is taking a potentially lethal risk. I don't know if you have a cancer, abscess, or cyst. Get yourself seen by a doctor asap! ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for ingrown toenails?

What is the best treatment for ingrown toenails?

It may hurt, but...: There is a small piece of nail still embedded in the corner. You need to get that out. If you can't get it out on your own, a podiatrist can. Sometimes this can be done without numbing the toe, but often, anesthesia is necessary. If it is a chronic condition, there is a very successful surgery that can be done to permanently correct the problem. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for ingrown toenails?

What is the best treatment for  ingrown toenails?

See a podiatrist: The podiatrist can examine the toe and may be able to trim the nail properly for you and recommend a topical medication to avoid recurrence or may recommend a more definitive treatment. Depending on the chronicity of your ingrown toenails, you may want to have the edge of the nail plate removed temporarily or permanently. Both procedure are done in-office with little to no down-time. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for a sore/swollen toe?

What is the best treatment for a sore/swollen toe?

Get evaluated : By a podiatrist you need to find out why there is a sore and why it is swollen, is there an infection? If so you am need antibiotics. Is it a fracture? Is it gout? You need to determine the cause which is best done by a podiatrist, . ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for nail/toenail fungus?

What is the best treatment for nail/toenail fungus?

There are multiple : In my opinion and personal experience laser treatment has proven to be very effective with no adverse reactions. However, the classic treatment of choice is probably terbinafine tablets for 3 months under direct medical supervision. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for a swollen uvula & tonsils?

What is the best treatment for a swollen uvula & tonsils?

See your physician.: First, the reason for the swelling must be determined. Then the proper treatment can be prescribed. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for an ingrown toenail?

What is the best treatment for an ingrown toenail?

Removal : As an ingrown nail is actually a 'foreign body', it needs to be removed, either temporarily or permanently. Both procedures are performed in the office under local anesthesia. Normal activitty can be resumed the day after surgery in most cases. ...Read more

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Swollen, sore index finger. What is the best treatment for this?

Swollen, sore index finger. What is the best treatment for this?

Warm Soaks: Hard to be more specific from your description. A paranychia is a common infection around the finger nail and can cause this. Usually warm soaks help, but if symptoms get worse you may need antibiotics. Get it checked out by your doctor if soaking doesn't help. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
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Swollen Toenail Area (Definition)

Swollen toenail area can be a symptom of inflammation or infection in the area, commonly due ...Read more