Type of Swelling Problem
- Swelling, or edema, can result from a variety of conditions, including injury, infection, and underlying medical issues.
- This type of swelling problem may present in different forms depending on the cause and location of the swelling.
- For example, superficial swelling may be due to allergies, insect bites or stings, or minor injuries such as sprains or bruises.
- In contrast, deep-seated inflammation or edema can indicate thrombosis or deep vein thrombosis (DVT), which are serious medical conditions that require urgent treatment.
- Other types of swelling problems include lymphedema (swelling due to an accumulation of lymph fluid) and angioedema (rapidly spreading edematous response involving the dermis).
- Treatment for swelling will depend on its severity and underlying cause; it is advisable to seek a healthcare provider’s advice if you experience sudden onset swelling without apparent explanation as some swelling could be an indication indicative of an underlying health issue.