The treatment for edema of the legs and feet includes antihistamines, blood thinners and corticosteroids; surgery; chemotherapy; radiation; and diuretics, notes WebMD. Each of these treatments applies to a specific cause... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Edema of the legs and feet requires emergency care if it is accompanied by shortness of breath or chest pain, according to MedlinePlus. Patients who have experienced heart disease, kidney disease or liver disease should ... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Depending on the cause, edema in the leg may be treated with blood thinners or diuretics, according to WebMD. Proper treatment of the underlying cause is the best way to treat edema. More » Health Conditions & Diseases
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