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How do I explain to my daughter what it means to have fluid accumulation in the skin?

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Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dermatology
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In brief: Edema/swelling

There can be many causes of fluid accumulation (or edema).
Can be caused by infection, inflammation, bug bite, preexisting skin disease, allergic reaction, drug reaction, trauma/injury, surgery, sunburn, poor circulation. Usually the area of edema looks swollen and sometimes tender.

In brief: Edema/swelling

There can be many causes of fluid accumulation (or edema).
Can be caused by infection, inflammation, bug bite, preexisting skin disease, allergic reaction, drug reaction, trauma/injury, surgery, sunburn, poor circulation. Usually the area of edema looks swollen and sometimes tender.
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