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A 32-year-old male asked:

What causes facial swelling?

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Dr. Chad Rudnick
Pediatrics 11 years experience
Many possibilities: there can be multiple causes for facial swelling. Depending on the location of the face, the duration, the reason for onset, etc. many possibilities exist. Allergy, infection, trauma, autoimmune to name a few. Suggest you schedule a visit with your primary care doc or a healthtap prime or concierge appt to get a more accurate assessment.
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A 44-year-old member asked:

What to do if I have hives and facial swelling, what's the cause?

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Dr. Vladimir Zuzukin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 23 years experience
Angioedema: This is a Type 1 allergic reaction and can be potentially serious. You need to figure out what is the specific cause of the allergy - usually a certain food, sometimes a medication. Best to see an allergist to run allergy profile - then avoidance, desensitization, or meds for flares. Always keep Benadryl (diphenhydramine) (antihistamine) stocked at home and take immediately with hives/swelling.
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A member asked:

What do yiu do for a sunburn that causes facial swelling?

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Dr. James Newman
Facial Plastic Surgery 31 years experience
Apply moisturizer: Swelling is a normal reaction to sunburn and should be treated with topical aloe or aquaphor. Take vitamin c 1gram twice a day and consult your doctor if the swelling does not resolve in one week. Practice better sun protection in the future with many of the available over te counter broad spectrum sun blocks.
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A 24-year-old female asked:

Can sinusitis cause painless facial swelling too?

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Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 58 years experience
Unlikely: If sinusitis is the cause , this would be a very serious complication which would make you quite ill. Your swelling is more likely from angioedema (swelling in the subcutaneous tissue). I don't know how long you have had it but if the problem has just started a few days ago. antihistamine may help. If the problem persists for more than 2 wks, see an allergist.
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