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My face has swelling.. And I wana get ride of it. What do I do.? I smoke and drink alcohol alslmost daily.. Plz help.!

My face has swelling.. And I wana get ride of it. What do I do.? I smoke and drink alcohol alslmost daily.. Plz help.!

You know what to do.: Stop smoking and drinking!
add constant sun exposure to those habits and you have the holy trinity of wrinkled skin, not to mention ten-fold increases in the top 7 cancer risks. ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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I take QVAR 2 months now. I experience numbness face swelling and throat closing when consuming alcohol. Could this be an allergy to the medicine?

I take QVAR 2 months now. I experience numbness face swelling and throat closing when consuming alcohol. Could this be an allergy to the medicine?

No: Although QVar can cause oropharyngeal candidiasis (yeast infection), it would not cause these symptoms which are solely triggered by alcohol. If you have these symptoms no matter what kind of alcohol you consume, then avoid alcohol altogether. If you have these symptoms only with wine and beer, then consider sulfite sensitivity. Post. ...Read more

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My lips and face swell up when I drink alcohol. Am I allergic to alcohol?

My lips and face swell up when I drink alcohol. Am I allergic to alcohol?

Allergic to alcohol: You might be allergic to alcohol. Some people have this condition while others may be allergic to a component in an alcoholic beverage (e.g. The mixer). I would avoid alcohol if it gave me those problems. ...Read more

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What causes feet swelling after drinking alcohol?

What causes feet swelling after drinking alcohol?

Has to do with: Antidiuretic hormone inhibition from alcohol build up. You will urinate more water (causing dehydration-which is one of the reasons alcohol is so dehydrating) and then when you start to rehydrate, things like sodium will be out of balance, causing your feet to swell. ...Read more

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How can you heal facial swelling due to alcohol consumption?

How can you heal facial swelling due to alcohol consumption?

Stop drinking.: If alcohol consumption is causing your face to swell you should see your md. You may need to have a physical and your liver function tested. Alcoholism is a treatable disease. ...Read more

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Can lack if sleep and a lot of alcohol cause lyph node swelling behind ears?

Can lack if sleep and a lot of alcohol cause lyph node swelling behind ears?

No: Sleep or lack thereof and alcohol have nothing to do with lymph nodes there. However, I see you are on antibiotics after a tooth extraction which must have also been infected. This infection is certainly the cause of the swollen nodes. If these nodes do not improve as the dental infection does then you need to followup for evaluation. ...Read more

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Hi I have been experiencing right claf swelling mainly after I have alcohol- the calf muscle gets really tight and swells about 1/2"?

Hi I have been experiencing right claf swelling mainly after I have alcohol- the calf muscle gets really tight and swells about 1/2"?

Be checked: There are many possible causes, but I would definitely be checked immediately. This is because one of the potential causes is a blood clot in your leg which can potentially go to the lung and be life threatening. Many people will walk around with a blood clot and not even know they have it. ...Read more

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I fractured my ankle 8 days ago and will be on honeymoon on Monday for 10 days. Will drinking alcohol affect the swelling negatively"?

I fractured my ankle 8 days ago and will be on honeymoon on Monday for 10 days. Will drinking alcohol affect the swelling negatively"?

It should not: Drinking alcohol in moderation should have no impact on the swelling in your ankle. However, use of Tylenol / acetaminophen and drinking alcohol together increases risk of liver damage (ibuprofen would be ok). Enjoy your honeymoon, and congratulations!! ...Read more

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Part: left big toe symptoms: redness, swelling, burning pain bout me: I am fit. Zero alcohol question: most common causes of these symtomps?

Part: left big toe symptoms: redness, swelling, burning pain bout me: I am fit. Zero alcohol question: most common causes of these symtomps?

Part:left big: You could have an infection in the toenail or gouty attack. Need to see a podiatrist to differentiate. If toenail is infected might need cutting it back under local anesthesia and PO and topical antibiotics, to r/o gout need a blood test for uric acid. Either way need to be treated ...Read more

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I have started getting facial swelling (adema) that lasts for days after running, drinking alcohol or coffee. What is causing this, my adrenals?

I have started getting facial swelling (adema) that lasts for days after running, drinking alcohol or coffee. What is causing this, my adrenals?

Worthy to check it: Swelling due to fluid accumulation in a tissue, or edema, could be caused by problems with the adrenal glands. These conditions are relatively rare, however, compared to other causes related to the kidney, liver, lymphatics or blood vessels. I would suggest seeing your physician for an examination and blood work for starters. Further investigation with radiologic studies may also be warranted. ...Read more

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Boyfriend has a very large blister on big toe and it popped on it's own. The fluid that came out was brown. The swelling in his foot has gone down. And he can move his toes. I drained it and clean around with an alcohol swab then antibacterial soap.

Boyfriend has a very large blister on big toe and it popped on it's own. The fluid that came out was brown. The swelling in his foot has gone down. And he can move his toes. I drained it and clean around with an alcohol swab then antibacterial soap.

So far, So Good.: It sounds like you've done all the right things. The brown could be the residue of old blood. You need to check for the signs of increasing cellulitis and infection. Things like swelling, redness, heat and pain. If the wound does not improve with your treatment than a trip to your doctor may be in order. If the sight clears, the congratulations are in order, I think. ...Read more

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Have had a sore throat for a month. No tonsil swelling. Painfully sensitive to salt and acidic food. Gets worse after alcohol.

Have had a sore throat for a month. No tonsil swelling. Painfully sensitive to salt and acidic food. Gets worse after alcohol.

Two things: 1: Stop the alcohol for now.
2: Please have your Primary doctor refer you to an Ear, Nose, and Throat specialist.

Should turn out OK - please let me know. ...Read more

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I have swelling under left side jaw after drinking alcohol. I have been to gp, ent, had ct, & dentist over last 2 yrs. What now? Demand biopsy?

I have swelling under left side jaw after drinking alcohol. I have been to gp, ent, had ct, & dentist over last 2 yrs. What now? Demand biopsy?

Are you a smoker?: Smoking and drinking makes your cancer chances higher. You may have a blocked salivary gland, swollen muscle, allergy to alcohol, and possibly cancer. Keep your eyes peeled for a new bio marker test that would tell if you have precursors to cancer. But bring your alcohol to an oral pathologist's office to see if you can reproduce your symptoms. My best to your speedy diagnosis! ...Read more

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Got stray cat scratch on foot it bled. Cleaned with piodine alcohol pad got tetnus inj also. No swelling or anything do I need anymore treatment or dr?

Got stray cat scratch on foot it bled. Cleaned with piodine alcohol pad got tetnus inj also. No swelling or anything do I need anymore treatment or dr?

Probably not: Watch for signs of infection: increased redness, warmth, swelling, swollen lymph nodes, pain, or fever. If any of these signs and symptoms develop, you should see a doctor for some further tests and antibiotic treatment. ...Read more

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I have had swollen lymph nodes in neck/groin for over three months now. Also, day after drinking alcohol I have painful swelling in neck. Why?

I have had swollen lymph nodes in neck/groin for over three months now. Also, day after drinking alcohol I have painful swelling in neck. Why?

Need further eval: Any persistent swollen gland (s) should be evaluated further. Painful nodes after drinking alcohol is not a common feature of lymphoma- it usually points to other things; but it has been described in Hodgkins Disease. Although most likely due to something else, Hodgkins is seen in Your age group. Please get checked out. ...Read more

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Intermittent throat irritation and lymph node swelling, throat tightness after drinking alcohol. Doc suggested allergies, but Claritin (loratadine) is ineffective?

Intermittent throat irritation and lymph node swelling, throat tightness after drinking alcohol. Doc suggested allergies, but Claritin (loratadine) is ineffective?

ENT consult advised: Your symptoms could be allergic in nature, but due to the persistence of the symptoms, further evaluation is indicated. An ENT evaluation is recommended. While waiting for your appt., recommend trial of Zyrtec (cetirizine) at night and stopping alcohol products. If you smoke, stop now. ...Read more

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Can an epidural cause face swelling?

Can an epidural cause face swelling?

If you have allergy: To the numbing medicine used during an epidural. If your tongue swells and you have hard time breathing, go to the er. If the symptom is mild, it will get better on it's own. ...Read more

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How to make swelling go down on my face?

How to make swelling go down on my face?

Swelling/Face?: Depends upon the cause of this facial swelling. Best to seek PMD or Derm evaluation... ...Read more

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Could stress cause swelling of the face?

Could stress cause swelling of the face?

Probably not: You should probably see your doctor so that he/she can see what 's going on. ...Read more

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Does fat transfer to face cause swelling?

Short term: You will definitely have some short term facial swelling after fat transfer. This will resolve after a couple of weeks, but may require up to three months for complete resolution. Occasionally, those with significant weight gain will notice weight gain in the fat transferred areas. ...Read more

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How to reduce swelling cause by head bump?

How to reduce swelling cause by head bump?

Ice pack: Ice pack. Treating the swelling may have cosmetic benefits (short term) but doesn't affect long term results. Ice can also reduce pain. Apply it for no more than 20 minutes at a time. ...Read more

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Can sulfites in liquor cause face swelling?

Can sulfites in liquor cause face swelling?

Yes: Many people are allergic to a variety of preservative agents, particularly sulfites and bisulfites, which are found in many forms of distilled spirits. Facial swelling can be one of the symptoms, and more severe symptoms can occur with continued exposure. I would avoid whatever liquor caused this, and stay away from many wines as well. An allergist would be your best advisor. ...Read more

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How can I treat face swelling after exercising?

How can I treat face swelling after exercising?

Urticaria!: Can be what is called cholinergic urticaria. Talk with your doctor about this. It may be simple circulatory dilation, which is common after exercise, but a visit to your doctor is in order. Take before and after pictures to your doctor, since I doubt you will not be exercising in the exam room! ...Read more

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Can a normal toothache cause swelling of the face?

Can a normal toothache cause swelling of the face?

Toothaches: Toothaches don't cause facial swellings. Infections do. Teeth and or gums that are infected can cause swelling. Swellings can be from other sources as well. Any swelling warrants determining the cause and appropriate treatment. Start by seeing your dentist asap. ...Read more