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Increasing swelling around neck and chin on prednisone, should I be concerned?

Increasing swelling around neck and chin on prednisone, should I be concerned?

Prednisone: Need to see pictures to help. Google Cushing's due to prednisone to see if you look like that. Discuss with your Dr if you do. Happy to do 2nd opinion to help. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Prednisone (Definition)

Prednisone is a synthetic cortisone. The body makes cortisone, a natural hormone made in adrenal glands. The body converts it to Hydrocortisone to become active. 25 mg of cortisone has about same effect as 5 mgm prednisone. The average person would produce 3-6 mg of pred daily. So why use a substitute? The synthetic has more anti-inflammatory effect; but has less effect ...Read more


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I have an itchy red swollen area under the chin, on the jawline and on my neck. The doctor gave prednisone. Won't this make it hard for me to heal? If this is yeast, couldprednisone be dangerous?

I have an itchy red swollen area under the chin, on the jawline and on my neck. The doctor gave prednisone. Won't this make it hard for me to heal? If this is yeast, couldprednisone be dangerous?

No: Few days of Prednisone would not affect the healing, but help with the itching and help with healing.The rash you describe is not yeast , therefore it would not be dangerous at all.If it is yeast, your rash would still be there, it may spread but would not be dangerous since it it just a few days. ...Read more

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Does thyroid problems cause swelling under chin?

Does thyroid problems cause swelling under chin?

No: The thyroid sits much lower in the neck just above the breast bone. Swelling under the chin could be a lymph node or swollen salivary gland so see your doctor for eval. ...Read more

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Hello docs. I was wondering can tonsil stones cause swelling of glands under the chin?

Not usually: Lymph node's in the neck are associated with various parts of the mouth. The tonsils drain into the lymph nodes in the upper part of the neck on the sides not under the chin. Most often the lymph nodes under the chin enlarge because infections around the front of the mouth both inside and outside or the front teeth. ...Read more

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Can a large pimple on my chin cause swelling under the chin? I have a soft tender lump under my chin, have had them before- thyroglossal duct cyst?

Can a large pimple on my chin cause swelling under the chin? I have a soft tender lump under my chin, have had them before- thyroglossal duct cyst?

Lump under chin: First, unless you have been diagnosed with one previously, a thyroglossal duct cyst is rare and something that has likely been searched out on the internet. Second a pimple, carbuncle, or furuncle can cause tender lumps under the chin which may be either a swollen lymph node or an actual cellulitis or abscess of the anterior neck space. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Why is it that when I had to take prednisone that the swelling in my legs go down, and look normal, despite comment prednisone cause swelling?

Why is it that when I had to take prednisone that the swelling in my legs  go down, and look normal, despite  comment prednisone cause swelling?

That depends...: Why were you prescribed prednisone? Not knowing anything about the illness for which the medicine was prescribed, or what the medical history of the person taking it is, no doctor could give you any kind of meaningful statement here. Prednisone is a very widely used drug for a number of medical conditions, most of them involving inflammation, but not all. Try asking again with more background. ...Read more

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What causes swollen hands, feet, and ankles? Not reduced with diuretic only prednisone. Swelling inbetween finger joints not the joints themselves.

What causes swollen hands, feet, and ankles? Not reduced with diuretic only prednisone. Swelling inbetween finger joints not the joints themselves.

Inflammation: Sounds like inflammation. Must search for cause. Rule out food sensitivity. About 10 percent of population can be sensitive to nightshades, about 30-40 percent can be sensitive to gluten and casein. Other more common food sensitivities include soy, corn, beef, etc. Consider food elimination for at least 2-3 months. Leigh wagner, rd is a good dietitian who can help by phone: 913-588-6208. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my lymph nodes are alternating in swelling in the neck? It would go to left side to under chin to right then back to chin/ left

See doctor: Could be bacterial infection,viral infection,possibly non-infection.The point is you need to see a doctor.It may not even be lymph nodes you are feeling.You may be feeling normal anatomy. Please see a doctor.Good luck ...Read more

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Swelling under chin thyroid?

Possible: Unfortunately we can't examine you over the internet, so see your doctor. ...Read more

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Swelling in gland under chin left side? Pulsates with hb. Took antibiotics and hasint gone away. Noticed 1st when my anxiety started. Scared need reas

Swelling in gland under chin left side? Pulsates with hb. Took antibiotics and hasint gone away. Noticed 1st when my anxiety started. Scared need reas

See a surgeon...: Many times swelling under the jaw is an inflamed lymph node or salivary gland. However, if a course of antibiotics has failed, it may be a good idea to see if a surgeon would recommend a biopsy to see what is causing the swelling. It may be something as simple as a cyst that needs drained or a blocked salivary duct. Following this up is important make sure it isn't something more serious. ...Read more

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I am having swelling in my neck under the chin area n one symptom that can be related is I have very sensitive throat?

I am having swelling in  my neck   under the chin area n one symptom that can be related is I have very sensitive throat?

Likely from enlarged: Lymph node due to your sorethroat but if it gets worse or bigger go see your dr. ...Read more

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Wisdom tooth removed eight days ago, pain and swelling still not gone away. Swelling worse, mostly under chin. Infection? Hematoma?

Wisdom tooth removed eight days ago, pain and swelling still not gone away. Swelling worse, mostly under chin. Infection? Hematoma?

Wisdom tooth : If the swelling is getting worse you need to contact the extracting dentist ASAP and get this checked. While some amount of swelling can still be present a week after wisdom tooth extraction, it should be decreasing as things heal. In your case it is increasing so you may have an infection that needs treatment. ...Read more

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My neck under chin above thyroid gland is swelling and i hav low thyroid problem also i have swollowing problems tell me what to do?

My neck under chin above thyroid gland is swelling and i hav low thyroid problem also i have swollowing problems tell me what to do?

Other than seeing: a doctor, there is nothing much you can do. With such description you need to see a doctor asap, better start with an ENT specialist, or go to ER, best wishes ...Read more

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Swelling in front of neck, directly under chin, until chin meets neck.Very slight numbness. No painno trouble breathing. Could it be thyroid-related?

Swelling in front of neck, directly under chin, until chin meets neck.Very slight numbness. No painno trouble breathing. Could it be thyroid-related?

Neck swelling: From your description, this swelling sounds too high to be thyroid, which is more towards the bottom of the neck, but you need to be examined. There are salivary glands under the chin, and of course the roots of your teeth. ...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


Dr. John Feola
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Liquid Pred (Definition)

Liquid Pred is a corticosteroid which is a kind of ...Read more