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A 39-year-old female asked about a 62-year-old female:

causes of right side facing swelling?

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Dr. Harry Myers
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Facial Swelling: Hi! a number of causes exist for facial swelling. If you have fever, chills, pain, or pus you should seek medical evaluation asap. Sometimes a tooth abscess can cause swelling in the jaw or face. Parotid gland duct blockage is not usually painful, try fluids, sour candy, heat, and massage. If the gland is infected it will be warm, painful, and tender, you should seek medical help. Good luck!

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How can I adjust my waistband so that it is comfortable when I swell?

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Can ice make swelling go down?

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What causes lymph nodes to swell?

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Sink traps: Lymph nodes are sink traps for our bodies. If you have infection or inflammation somewhere, your friendly hardworking lymph nodes will catch bits, work on it, & swell. They may feel tender. They may not hurt at all. Example: common cold & swollen neck lymph nodes. See your doc if you're concerned, if there's not an obvious neighborhood reason why your nodes are swollen, if it's more than 3-4 weeks.
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