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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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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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