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Alcohol Face Swelling
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
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
It can: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more
Day 1 severely swollen face and lips given benedryl and sterroids. Day 3 hives on scalp body pain and itching?
Hives: Mostly due to an allergic reaction to a medication, newly used chemical such as shampoo, hair color, ...., or a new food, like chocolate...... If you can recognize the "agent" avoid it and with the antihistamine and steroid your symptoms should go away otherwise need to get evaluated. ...Read more
I've read that facial toners containing alcohol denat make your face dry and irritated, can i just use an alcohol free facial toner?
YES: and I would suggest a MOISTURIZER if your face tends to dryness anyway Hope this is helpful Dr Z ...Read more
Stung by 3 bees on hand. Significant swelling, painful, itching and hot to the touch. Used ice, motrin and hot and cold soaks.
bee stings: Sounds as if you are doing all the right things. If you get significantly worse or you have symptoms like shortness of breath then you should have yor parents take you to the doctor. ...Read more
Pipe burn: It is more likely that the lip swelling is a heat burn from the smoking apparatus (pipe, etc) than from an allergic reaction. That said, your drugs could be cut with virtually anything, and are likely to harm you. Please get help. Stopping the problem would be more helpful than solving the lip swelling. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Orbital infection: Yes, a sinus infection can cause eye swelling and redness. But usually it's because the infection is spreading to the tissues around the eye. This is considered one of the more serious complications of sinusitis. You should be seen and evaluated soon to get proper treatment for your condition. Wishing you the best. ...Read more
Tested dab of moisturizer on my arm. Within 10 seconds face felt tight, neck got red face started to swell why did cream on arm cause face to swell?
Allergy: You are allergic to some component in the cream. Use antihistamines until it goes away and see an allergist to determine what it is in the cream that you are allergic to. If the redness or swelling continue to spread or if you have trouble breathing, call 911 and get to the er fast. Best wishes. ...Read more
Prickly heat or allergic reaction to opiate painkiller? - painful burning sensation over whole body & face, dry mouth, tight dry throat, racing heart.
No, it's not allergy: alcohol can cause flushing with red facies in many people, particularly those of Asian extraction. Alcohol is metabolized into acetaldehyde, which is very toxic and causes blood vessels to dilate, causing red skin, headache, dizziness and even fainting. It is usually only present for less than a second, but in some people it accumulates and causes red or blotchy skin. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more
Swelling around base of neck related to hypertension no swelling around ankles but swelling gets worse with sodium intake?
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