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Will restricted clothing work to treat lymphedema?

Will restricted clothing work to treat lymphedema?

How restrictive?: If by restrictive clothing you mean compression sleeves and stockings, yes. If you just mean a tight pair of pants or a tight shirt, no. ...Read more

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Dr. Ted King
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Lymphedema (Definition)

The lymph channels work to return fluid from the lower extremities back towards the heart, and filter out bacteria. If the lymph channels and not functioning appropriately swelling of the affected limb is most common presentation. The swelling usually occurs during daily activities and improves with leg elevation. In order to prevent swellingUse a compression ...Read more


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Does restrictive stockings work to treat edema?

Does restrictive stockings work to treat edema?

Yes: These are commonly very effective for reducing edema. It is a simple treatment but very effective, sometimes more so than the medications. ...Read more

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Will a thigh high compression garment help with lymphedema?

Will a  thigh high compression garment help with  lymphedema?

Generally yes: Unfortunately, nothing cures lymphedema. The best we can do is help to keep the swelling under better control. One of the best ways we have of doing that is with thigh high compression garments. Lymphedema drainage/massage is beneficial, as is weight control, exercise, and using non-elastic compression garments, like circaids. A good source of information is http://www.Lymphnet.Org good luck! ...Read more

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Are compression sleeves or bandages always used after brachioplasty? Is it always necessary to use compression after brachioplasty? Do the sleeves or bandages fit beneath regular clothing? .

Are compression sleeves or bandages always used after brachioplasty? Is it always necessary to use compression after brachioplasty? Do the sleeves or bandages fit beneath regular clothing?

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I : I personally do use sleeve compression garments after brachioplasty but it is very important that they not be too tight to decrease blood flow to your hands. You should discuss this with the plastic surgeon you chose to care for you. Dr. Edwards. ...Read more

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Will the cream provided by doctors to treat tight foreskin actually work ?

Will the cream provided by doctors to treat tight foreskin actually work ?

Works for some: Worth trying for 2 - 3 months with twice daily applications. Will work 50-70% of the time and may well recur (up to 50%) in patients in whom it worked, circumcision is the definitive treatment for a tight foreskin. ...Read more

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How to treat edema in armpit due to tight fitting bra?

How to treat edema in armpit due to tight fitting bra?

Get a Different bra: Asap! this means that you are wearing the incorrect bra size or a design that isn't right for you. Up to 85% of american women are wearing an incorrect cup or band size (or both). Encourage you to go to a specialty bra stop for a fitting & consultation. Having the correct support will add to your comfort & your breast health. Stop harming yourself. Take care. ...Read more

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Will losing weight improve respiratory function enough to extend the time until mechanical vent is needed? Restrictive airway 2 to CMT 1A nerve damage

Will losing weight improve respiratory function enough to extend the time until mechanical vent is needed? Restrictive airway 2 to CMT 1A nerve damage

Don't know if enuf: But you put less of a burden on the lungs to supply oxygen to rest of body when there is less mass there. So go for it! ...Read more

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Can compression bandaids/stockings work to combat swelling?

Can compression bandaids/stockings work to combat swelling?

Compression: Yes, they work but trying to figure this out by yourself may be difficult. There are dozens of companies that make stockings and the quality and reliability of the products vary greatly. Also, putting on too much (strong or tight) compression can result in great harm if your arteries are not normal. See a clinician that can direct you. ...Read more

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Do most people who have spider veins treated by sclerotherapy need to wear compression hose as part of the post-op procedure?

Why not?: A light compression stocking will improve circulation up and out of the leg, reducing 'back pressure' on veins. This can help with healing, but also help with prevention of future vein dilation and problems. Why not wear them? ...Read more

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How come it's necessary to limit o2 flow rate with people with copd?

How come it's necessary to limit o2 flow rate with people with copd?

Oxygen therapy...: Oxygen is a drug and there is a danger if too much oxygen is used. Too much supplemental oxygen can result in more lung damage. Some people with COPD will have an increase in their carbon dioxide level if given increased oxygen. So, oxygen therapy must be carefully titrated so the right amount of oxygen is supplemented. ...Read more

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About lymphedema, thighs only, after skin reduction surgery: medical graduated thigh-high stockings don't compress above the knee; they only cling. ?

About lymphedema, thighs only, after skin reduction surgery: medical graduated thigh-high stockings don't compress above the knee; they only cling. ?

Lymphedema specialis: You really need to go to a lymphedema specialist who will be a physical therapist with extra training who can fit with appropriate compression garments, teach massage techniques and excercises and recommend any newer technology that may help in your situation. You should get a referral from your doctor and insurance may cover some of it. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get nutrition to allow body to heal spinal disc? L4 - L5 bulge, not arthiritis nutrition, heat ? New techniques? Has va insurance

What is the best way to get nutrition to allow body to heal spinal disc? L4 - L5 bulge, not arthiritis nutrition, heat ? New techniques? Has va insurance

Physical Exercise: Tai chi, yoga for low back pain, Osteopathic manipulation, acupuncture, and lots of walking may work to help alleviate your symptoms. Here is an explanation of osteopathic medicine: http://www.osteopathic.org/osteopathic-health/about-dos/about-osteopathic-medicine/Pages/default.aspx ...Read more

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How can cashmere or wool be treated in order to prevent scratching and itching ?

How can cashmere or wool be treated in order to prevent scratching and itching ?

Itching: I don't there are any things you can treat wool with to keep them from causing itching. I may be wrong but I have not heard of anything. Often just wearing a light t-shirt underneath will help. ...Read more

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I've got lymphedema. Lymphedema is not draining much especially around abdominal area. Are there any good yoga poses for lymphedema drainage?

I've got lymphedema. Lymphedema is not draining much especially around abdominal area. Are there any good yoga poses for lymphedema drainage?

First try: The traditional treatments , measured eastic bandages elivation , edema pumps etc, advise from your doctor , including physical thrapy. If there is infection to eliminate it( treat ) , then if you want and if you can do try 'shirashasana' for couple of hrs stay on your head with legs up in air . Easpecially good for leg edema. ...Read more

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How long is conjunctivitis contagious for on clothing and can it be transferred from garment to garment?

How long is conjunctivitis contagious for on clothing and can it be transferred from garment to garment?

Conjunctivitis: Depends on cause. Both bacterial and viral conjunctivitis are highly contagious and spread by direct contact with infected eye secretions, or contact with objects or surfaces that have been contaminated with these eye secretions. If allergic, no worry. Thorough washing of these inanimate objects should resolve the issue. Some bacteria may remain on material for days to weeks. ...Read more

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Hoe do you treat frostbite from the salt and ice challenge?

Hoe do you treat frostbite from the salt and ice challenge?

Frostbite is treated: Based upon its severity, much like a burn frostbite can involve just the superficial layers of tissue, or go deeper. Odds are if you did the salt and ice challenge you do not have a full thickness injury of a finger but a skin injury. Still the essential rules are to avoid repaid rewarming, avoid refreezing and get to a doctor for basic wound care. And dont try it again! ...Read more