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What is best to take for fluid build up on my elbow? It feels and looks like bursitis which I used to get but about 15 years ago

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Dr. Lori Lange
Family Medicine
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In brief: Ice

Ice compress might help the swelling.
NSAID like OTC ibuprofen helps reduce inflammation. Take with food if you can. Cold constricts and reduces fluid build up.
Usually these don't go away and need to have it surgically removed. See an Orthopedic surgeon they are the specialists that get rid of the problem so it does not reoccur again.

In brief: Ice

Ice compress might help the swelling.
NSAID like OTC ibuprofen helps reduce inflammation. Take with food if you can. Cold constricts and reduces fluid build up.
Usually these don't go away and need to have it surgically removed. See an Orthopedic surgeon they are the specialists that get rid of the problem so it does not reoccur again.
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