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Swollen foot after too much salt. Raise them to reduce swelling?

Swollen foot after too much salt. Raise them to reduce swelling?

Reduce the salt and: Keep them elevated that will help, you have to use some water bills, consult your doctor. ...Read more

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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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Can you offer some suggestions other than salt water and apple cider vinegar to help reduce the swelling and relieve the tenderness in my glands?

Can you offer some suggestions other than salt water and apple cider vinegar to help reduce the swelling and relieve the tenderness in my glands?

Information: Glands swell in response to some other process. You will need to find out what is the process, e.g. Tonsillitis. Treaat the primary process and the glands wil go back to normal. ...Read more

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Can anti-histamine + nasal irrigation + Cromolyn Sodium spray help reduce chronic nasal turbinate, nasopharynx inflammation & mucus membrane swelling?

Can anti-histamine + nasal irrigation + Cromolyn Sodium spray help reduce chronic nasal turbinate, nasopharynx inflammation & mucus membrane swelling?

Unlikely: they can reduce discharge, sneezing, but not congestion or inflammation, you will need anti-inflammatory medications as steroid nasal sprays, but better be directed by an ENT specialist or an Allergist/Immunologist if you have access to one, best wishes ...Read more

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Random swelling of the hands. Is that from too much salt?

Random swelling of the hands. Is that from too much salt?

Probably not: Your autonomic nervous system controls the swelling in your hands. Salt intake should not stimulate sweating. Body heat would be the main stimulate to your sweating response. ...Read more

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Sodium swelling still not down please could you help me?

Sodium swelling still not down please could you help me?

Swelling: If you are referring to swelling from high sodium intake, you could try cutting down to a 1500 mg/day sodium diet. Consider elevating the concerned limb. You might need diuretics. See a doc for that. Read the article below for more info: http://www.Kidneydoctorbradenton.Org/2013/04/diet-for-patients-with-kidney-disease.Html. ...Read more

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What causes swelling in the leg? Too much salt? Thyroid low?

What causes swelling in the leg? Too much salt? Thyroid low?

Both can: Most things can cause leg swelling, including the 2 above in the question. Blood test will answer the thyroid question. ...Read more

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Swelling around one tooth front and back. Not sure if it's because i had to much salt or hot soup last night or because my teeth shifted a bit. Help?

Swelling around one tooth front and back. Not sure if it's because i had to much salt or hot soup last night or because my teeth shifted a bit. Help?

Need examination: Pain/bleeding/swelling are signs of a more serious problem. Diet would cause generalized rather than localized problem. Teeth don't suddenly shift. It's a glacier-slow process. Probably tooth or gum infection. Please call your dentist for evaluation and rx before little problem becomes big one. ...Read more

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Big lump on gum can't get swelling down tried salt water clove and other stuff please help very painful?

Big lump on gum can't get swelling down tried salt water clove and other stuff please help very painful?

Infection: You probably have an infection. It will not go away until you either have the infection drained or go on antibiotics or both. If it is a tooth infection it will need either a root canal or extraction. ...Read more

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My wife suffered a sodium hypochlorite incident during a root canal. She was admitted the next day to the intensive care unit the irrigation solution was shot into an extra canal and came in contact with vital tissue that caused massive swelling. She ha

My wife suffered a sodium hypochlorite incident during a root canal.  She was admitted the next day to the intensive care unit the irrigation solution was shot into an extra canal and came in contact with vital tissue that caused massive swelling.  She ha

Don't worry: Although this is a very unfortunate incident, it is important that you don't panic. The swelling and the bruising will get better, with time. Make sure that you follow your dentists/doctor's instructions. You many want to ask for a referral to an endodontist just for follow up, although not much can be done at this point, than let time heal the area, and it will. ...Read more

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Could goggling with warm salt water help swelling and healing process of wisdom extraction?

Could goggling with warm salt water help swelling and healing process of wisdom extraction?

No: The best thing you can do is apply cold(ice) compresses, half hour on, half hour off immediately after the surgery. This will help keep the swelling down.Do this the first 8 hrs. Nothing will totally eliminate swelling. The amount of swelling you get is alsoproportional to the difficulty of the surgery, your age, overall health, etc. ...Read more

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What causes sudden swelling of hands and feet? Felt slightly flushed too. Salt? Hormones? What can I do to make it go away?

What causes sudden swelling of hands and feet? Felt slightly flushed too. Salt? Hormones? What can I do to make it go away?

Edema?: Swelling can usually result from accumulation of fluids, such as in anemia, high blood pressure, heart problems, alcohol, effect of medications, etc. Recommend workup by your pcp to find the cause & treat that. ...Read more

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I have swelling in both of my arms only when I sleep. Sometimes looks ready to pop.Also unusual salt craving and thirst. Any help?

I have swelling in both of my arms only when I sleep. Sometimes looks ready to pop.Also unusual salt craving and thirst. Any help?

Swelling: Swelling of both arms only during sleep would be a most unusual symptom. If fluid retention from excessive salt intake was the problem, puffiness would be noticeable in other Areas of the body such as fingers,feet,ankles,around the eyes before arm swelling would occur unless you wear constricting garments restricting blood flow back up your arms. Have your physician examine you as needed. ...Read more

Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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Sodium (Definition)

It's an element that is important in the cell functions ...Read more