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Treatments for edema in children

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Treating your child's underlying disorder will often take care of the edema, too. Your child's healthcare team may also recommend:

  • diuretics – medicine that rids the body of extra fluid through urination
  • limiting the amount of salt in the child's water, to discourage water retention
  • avoiding very hot and very cold temperatures, and also sudden temperature changes
  • elevating the swollen body part above the heart for a half hour or so
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