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can accutane cause facial swelling?

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Dr. Alan Jackson
Addiction Medicine 30 years experience
No: At least this is not in the listed side effects. It can case worsening of the acne for a few weeks after starting.

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A 45-year-old member asked:

Is it safe to take water pills for swelling while pregnant?

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Not advisable: Water pills are given for too much fluid accumulating in your lungs or legs due to heart or kidney problems. Generally the fluid that pregnant women get in their legs is due to pressure on their leg veins or to preeclampsia. Neither problem can be solved with water pills. Taking water pills can lead to dehydration, low blood pressure and poor milk production.
A 32-year-old member asked:

If only one of my legs is swelling, should I be concerned?

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Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
Yes: Most of the time, swelling in pregnancy is normal and a result of the increase in blood volume during pregnancy. However swelling in one leg can be the result of a deep vein thrombosis (DVT) or a blood clot in the vein of the leg. It is more concerning if there is redness, warmth or pain. You should call your doctor if your swelling is just in one leg or has any other symptoms with it.
A 21-year-old member asked:

What does it mean when a case of bacterial meningitis is reported? Do other people in the community face any special risks?

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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Depends: Menigococcal meningitis is an extremely contagious form of bacterial meningitis. There are reports of exposure to and death withing a 24 hour period. Other form of bacterial meningitis are not as virulent. Types of viral meningitis also present. If Meningococcal meningitis is present, those in contact must receive prophylactic treatment. Stay in touch with pcp and county health officials.
A 21-year-old member asked:

What if the swelling and pain do not get better after the first three days of antibiotics?

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Dr. Mark Sacher
Pain Management 33 years experience
More info: Antibiotics are used to treat bacterial infections. They are not used for pain and swelling. I need more information about pain and swelling to answer this question.
A 38-year-old member asked:

What can be done to treat acne on the face, chest, and shoulders?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 32 years experience
Acne Therapy: Acne treatments work by reducing oil production, speeding up skin cell turnover, fighting bacterial infection, reducing the inflammation or doing all four. With most prescription acne treatments, you may not see results for four to eight weeks, and your skin may get worse before it gets better. There are topicals like ziana and epiduo and oral medication like solodyn (minocycline). See your dermatologist.

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