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katabo
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i have lite swelling in hand what ccan cause this or cure this?

judy22
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Joined: Apr 2002

This sounds like the starting of lymphedema. I have it myself. There is no cure but you can control it. I go to a lynphedema clinic and they help alot.Ask your Dr. about one. Judy

kelli63
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Joined: Apr 2002

DEAR KAT
HANG IN THERE ITS NORMAL FOR THE BODY TO SWELL SOME AFTER CHEMO AND DURING RADIATION. MY LEGS SWELLED BUT I DID WARM BATHS LEMON REGIMENT AND MASSAGE THERAPY. THE LEMONS WILL HELP BECAUSE IT IS A NATURAL DIRECTIC AND THE BODY IS PROBABL=Y CRAVING IT. AND AS FAR FAR AS THE HEAT. DO IT AT YOUR OWN TEMPERATURE. TRY THE LEMONS AND SEE IF YOU CAN HANDLE THE TASTE TWO TEASPOONS A DAY. I NORMALLY MIXED IT WITH WATER AND ADDED A SUGAR SUB TO HELP EASE THETASTE. HANG IN THERE AND LET ME KNOW HOW YOU ARE DOING

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katabo
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hi kelli are you still in calif? thanks for the info i do lemons alot have been drinking sodas lately....i'll get back to the lemons...

cruf
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Joined: Oct 2000

Be careful with the warm baths. Heat can increase swelling. Tepid(body temp.) is better! Cathy

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katabo
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gee thanks i've been taking alot of hot epsom saLT baths and jaccuzzi too maybe this was the reson it swelled ....

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