Swollen ankles can be caused by a number of factors, including dehydration, kidney disease, or fluid retention. Tonic water is a carbonated soft drink in which quinine (a natural white crystalline alkaloid which has analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties) has been dissolved.
Add a few drops of grapefruit essential oil to a bucket full of nice warm water, and soak your feet and ankles in this mixture for 10 to 15 minutes. One of the major causes of swelling in the ankle and foot area is because of water retention and this problem lies in the salt intake. Where salt is known as the root cause of swelling internally, Epsom salt is known to reduce swelling externally. A foot massage goes a long way in curing the problem of swelling in the foot and the ankles. One of the primary causes of the swelling around the ankles and the feet are the fact that you are probably overweight. Another easy remedy here would be raising your foot while sleeping, especially for pregnant women who get terrible swelling during the later months of pregnancy. The oil of grapeseed is highly recommended to get rid of the swelling around the ankles and foot. Another quick alternative here for getting rid of the swelling around ankles and foot would be having more of magnesium rich foods.
Swollen feet, sole and ankle, without this being associated with pain, is called peripheral edema. Peripheral edema is common and is often rather uncomfortable looking, but a serious health condition. To prevent swelling triggered by warm weather, try to avoid high temperatures, as much as possible. As long standing is one of the causes that cause swelling in hot periods, avoiding it prevents swelling of the feet. Edema can occur as a result of obstruction, injury or pressure on the existing capillaries, which forces the fluid to drain into the interstitial spaces – and the effect is swelling. Hi Stacy, apart from an allergy, the symptoms you have may be caused by an autoimmune disease that affects your connective tissue. This is a skin discoloration which is normally patchy brown, tan or blue-gray on facial skin. It is believed to be mainly related to external sun exposure, external hormones such as birth control pills as well as internal hormonal changes as are usually seen in pregnancy. It is estimated that 6 million women in the United States have melasma and 45-50 million women globally have melasma. Clinical studies show that individuals normally develop melasma during the summer months, as that is when the sun is most intense.
When this condition occurs during pregnancy, it is known as chloasma or “the mask of pregnancy”. Can develop in association with menopause, ovarian disorders as well as hormonal imbalance. Bleaching cream which contains hydroquinone as well as tretinoin cream which fades melasma but this should be avoided during pregnancy. Stopped the use of creams, make-up, facial cleansers or lotions which may irritate your skin. Take supplements of anti-oxidant such as Pycnogenol tablets 25 mg with meals 3 times daily can enhance results of any melasma treatment. Use calamine as moisturizing lotions as well as extracts which are soothing to maintain skin after successfully curing melasma. Melasma is a condition that is benign and does not usually require treatment but if it becomes bothersome, the individual should see their primary care physician. This website is for informational purposes only and Is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.


Hot tea bag is an excellent natural product for spider veins especially when there is pain. If you do not wish to soak them, just mix 4 to 5 drops of grapefruit essential oil with a carrier oil (sweet almond oil or olive oil), and massage your swollen ankles and legs with this mixture. It serves as an excellent cleanser for the blood, and helps the body release excess fluids naturally. Often, the problem is associated with pregnancy and the swelling leads to oedema or the swelling of the feet and ankle during this period. It has been seen that too much of sodium and iodine in the diet leads to water retention and swelling around the areas.
Soaking your foot right before going to bed helps in getting rid of the swelling around your ankles and the feet. You should try massaging the foot with the same or even try to drink a few drops of this oil with some water everyday to reduce swelling. Some people, such as elderly, pregnant women, the childbearing period, overweight, are more likely to experience this condition. Also, lifting feet off the ground counteracts the effects of gravity and fluid flow normalizes. Lymphedema is a condition characterized by swelling of the hands and feet, caused by blockage or dysfunction of the lymphatic system.
On the 3rd night they became bright red, hot and EXTREMELY PAINFUL, unable to bare weight on my feet.
There are many diseases that can also give symptoms similar to yours, but I think it could be morphea, a disease that affects your skin and subcutaneous tissue by the appearance of indurated plaques, accompanied by fluid-filled blisters, that can occur on any part of the body (hands, legs, head, chest, abdomen, back). The majority of individuals with melasma have a background of daily or intermittent exposure to the sun. You accept that you are following any advice at your own risk and will properly research or consult healthcare professional. Other causes include over-exertion, eating a lot of salts and carbohydrates, pregnancy or PMS, sodium retention, or trauma. You can use both room temperature or cold tonic water for soaking, depending upon your preferences, as both are equally effective. Add half a cup of Epsom salt to the bucket, and you will soon observe a significant reduction in the swelling. If your ankles are frequently swollen, start your days by drinking a glass of warm water containing one tablespoon of lemon juice. Losing some weight will not only help you to get rid of that extra pressure on the foot but also provide respite.
With no medical insurance this problem feels as if it will be the death of me as I am unable to get any help or diagnosis. Before the swelling and the lumps did you came into contact with something that might be considered an allergen (substance that can trigger an allergic reaction)?
I do not drink or do drugs, I do smoke about half pack of cigarettes a day and have not switched brands. Other symptoms that can be found in this disease are dyspnea, cranial nerve paralysis, headache, trigeminal neuralgia (this nerve innervates an important part of the facial skin and facial muscles) and muscular weakness.
Apply the paste on your spider veins and let it dry.  Both lemon and orange are good source of vitamin C which strengthen the blood vessels and improves the blood circulation. Irrespective of the reason behind the swelling, there are certain home remedies that may be effective in ridding your body of excess fluids, relieving pain, and reducing swelling. With its anti-inflammatory properties, the quinine present in tonic water helps relieve pain and reduce swelling. Allow your feet and ankles to soak in this mixture for 8 to 10 minutes, and then pat them dry with a towel. Besides being rich in citrate, lemon juice is also high in potassium, and helps protect against kidney stone formation.


Either ways, there are some natural remedies available that can help you to get rid of swollen feet and ankles within no time. Massaging your legs and the ankle in particular now with some cream or even hot mustard oil is known to relieve the swelling. After blood test an x-ray of the chest(Iwas experiencing shortness of breath)and a doppler ultra-sound on my left leg(I had developed a large lump,size of a baseball) all were negative and my vitals were good and I was sent home. The one thing I have changed is I have been dieting rather hard(starving myself)for about 5-6 weeks now and am positive I am not getting the amount of calories or vitamins my body needs.
In this disease, most often blood tests are normal, or may be a slight eosinophilia, and ECG and radiological examinations are normal. Causes behind this spider veins are many – heredity, obesity, hormonal imbalance inside body, prolonged standing due to professional reason, taking contraceptive pills, history of blood clots, etc. Alternatively, do yoga postures that require the feet to go up in the air as this helps in getting rid of the excess water from the foot and ankles. If a person needs to make a long trip by car, train or plane and has to stay a long time, sitting in the same position, it is important, when possible, to change its position or make short walks.
In addition, leg veins are equipped with valves that open in one direction and which are designed to prevent backflow of blood that might occur due to gravity.
I also woke up about 6-7 weeks ago and I had a spot, the length of my left eyebrow, that was numb and the numbness receded back to the crown of my scalp. Melasma produces tan-brown, large, patches which are irregular, allocated symmetrically on the sides of the nose, cheeks as well as the forehead. They are not only embarrassing and ugly thing, in some cases they may create pain and itching sensation. The 6th day I awake(after not much sleep due to pain) and I now have fluid filled lumps all over my body and the lumps are causing bruising now, my hands are now inflammed and red as well. I know that you don’t have a medical insurance and this consultation could cost you very much and for this reason I want to tell you that this was may first suspicion when I read your comments and I am not a doctor yet, I am a 4th year medical student, so I might not be right. In the case of chronic venous insufficiency, the valves are damaged, allowing blood to flow back and accumulate in legs tissues. I have noticed within the last 3-4 hours the left side of my face is tingling and has a slight slump downwards and the left scalp is getting goosebumps. I want you to inform, as much as you can, about this disease, called morphea and other connective tissue diseases, because I don’t want you to go to the specialist and find out you had an exaggerated allergic reaction, because I understand your situation with your medical insurance.
You may consult a physician for treating spider veins, but you yourself can treat them at home with some home remedies. Also my lips started turning purple yesterday but only in the corners and tonight around 11 I noticed the purple is now lined all the way around my lips on the outside as if a woman who lines her lips with an lipstick pencil.
It reduces swelling of blood vessels, treat spider veins effectively and makes your skin smooth and spotless. Taking bath in warm water or taking steam bath also enhances blood circulation to cure spider veins.
I woke this morning( 7 days now), only 1 new lump, hands are red and so very painful and I can barely walk.
I’m going to laydown now and I hope I wake up, but you have made me feel a little better that it is possibly an allergic reaction.
Any ideas besides hitting the lottery so I am able to go to a doctor because I’m not sure how much more I can take.
I don’t think you will ever know how much I appreciate you replying, it means alot to me. I am almost positive I will not survive this(could be over re-acting)but any suggestions on what to do to relieve any of this or a possible diagnosis?



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