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A 48-year-old female asked:

My daughters face swollen on left side what is the sickness?

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Dr. Michael Turner
Family Medicine 38 years experience
More information: I would need more information including past medical history, whether she has a fever, history of trauma, and whether this is painful or not. This could be something simple like sinusitis or it could be an inflammation of her parotid gland. Tumors are also possible but less likely. Please encourage her to see her physician.

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My daughter has the lymph nod of the left side of the face very swollen.. What can it be?

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Abcess: Generally lymph nodes are not located on the face per se but located on the front and back of the neck. So 'something swollen' on the face may be an abcess that needs to be treated (and possibly drained). Mrsa is staph bug that can cause an abcess to 'come on quickly' so it is best to get seen! hope she it better soon !
A member asked:

What does it mean when your left side of your face is swollen?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Astrachan
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
Many things: Without more information it's hard to know exactly what it means. The side of the face could mean a dental infection, an infection of the saliva gland, a skin infection, a benign growth as well as many other possibilities. If you are concerned about it then i would recommend seeing your primary care doctor or an ENT doctor for a complete evaluation.
Last updated Sep 28, 2016
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