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How can I manage edema?

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Dr. David Schleimer
Dentistry - Orthodontics

In brief: Find the reason

Edema or swelling must have a cause.
Understanding that cause and treating it will reduce the edema. Of importance is: where is the swelling, are there any food or medicinal allergies, bug bites, trauma etc? An md consult is warranted to diagnose the reason. If it is minor, so will the treatment be. If it is major and an important anatomic area, a short course of cortico-steroids may be used. Md!

In brief: Find the reason

Edema or swelling must have a cause.
Understanding that cause and treating it will reduce the edema. Of importance is: where is the swelling, are there any food or medicinal allergies, bug bites, trauma etc? An md consult is warranted to diagnose the reason. If it is minor, so will the treatment be. If it is major and an important anatomic area, a short course of cortico-steroids may be used. Md!
Dr. David Schleimer
Dr. David Schleimer
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Dr. Erin Alward
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Elevate and move

Leg swelling is very common in pregnancy.
It can be helped with several things. Elevate your legs whenever possible. Stay well hydrated. Eat healthy. Stretch your legs frequently. Wear comfortable shoes and socks. Some people like the maternity support stockings.

In brief: Elevate and move

Leg swelling is very common in pregnancy.
It can be helped with several things. Elevate your legs whenever possible. Stay well hydrated. Eat healthy. Stretch your legs frequently. Wear comfortable shoes and socks. Some people like the maternity support stockings.
Dr. Erin Alward
Dr. Erin Alward
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