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Doctor insights on: Face Swelling Due To Allergic Reaction

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What can do you do quickly to get swelling down in face after an allergic reaction..

What can do you do quickly to get swelling down in face after an allergic reaction..

Reducing swelling: If allergic reaction is ongoing, you need to see your doctor asap. Some allergic reactions, like hives, can be treated with antihistamines. If severe enough, may need oral steroids. As for swelling itself, applying ice for 5 min every 2 hours cover the ice pack so you don't damage your skin) & sleeping on 2 pillows to keep head elevated helps. Any tongue/throat swelling-go to er immediately. ...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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How can I reduce swelling of face due to hair dye allergic reaction?

How can I reduce swelling of face due to hair dye allergic reaction?

Topical steroid: Try otc Hydrocortisone cream. However if the swelling is severe enough, your doctor may need to try you on a short course of oral cortisone as well. Avoidance will be the key in the future. ...Read more

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Can you get an allergic reaction to a cat the next day with swelling of the eyes and face?

Can you get an allergic reaction to a cat the next day with swelling of the eyes and face?

YES: 10% of general population are allergic to dogs and. ... As many as 30% are allergic to cats. Take otc allergy med like loratidine or cyterizine. If concerned, see your doctor to find out. ...Read more

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My mom has allergic reaction having face swelling & running little fluid from head hairs pores due to usage of ciprofloxicin 500 mg. Kindly advice?

My mom has allergic reaction having face swelling & running little fluid from head hairs pores due to usage of ciprofloxicin 500 mg. Kindly advice?

Allergic reaction: This is a serious allergic reaction and she needs immediate medical attention, please take her to the hospital as soon as possible. ...Read more

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What are conditions that causes swelling in feet hands face not associated with allergic reaction?

What are conditions that causes swelling in feet hands face not associated with allergic reaction?

Peripheral edema: Swelling of the extremities could be caused by many things. If you feel it is not an allergic reaction, an md consult is warranted. Perhaps your kidneys are not functioning properly, a common source of peripheral (and other) edema: swelling. Any changes in medications? The internet is really unsuited to diagnosis of such symptoms, don't fool around; see an md. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have small itchy bumps with pus that looks like tiny whiteheads on my back, chest and face. Minor swelling. Allergic reaction to cold medicine?

I have small itchy bumps with pus that looks like tiny whiteheads on my back, chest and face. Minor swelling. Allergic reaction to cold medicine?

Unlikely: Sounds more like a folliculitis, which is inflammation or possible infection of hair follicles in the skin. As with all skin problems, need to see it, feel it and examine patient to help make diagnosis. Best to see your doctor for evaluation. Sorry this was not more helpful. Best of luck. Dr R ...Read more

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Allergies? What to do about hives on my 4 year old my four year old has just developed 3 hives on his face. He is not complaining. Should I give him an antihistamine? He hasn't eaten anything unusual today and is having no other swelling or reactions. Th

Allergies? What to do about hives on my 4 year old my four year old has just developed 3 hives on his face. He is not complaining. Should I give him an antihistamine? He hasn't eaten anything unusual today and is having no other swelling or reactions. Th

If: If the hives receeded on own not needed. Would speak to your pediatician about the possible causes. If he is not helpful consider seeing an allergist. It is most likely related to an exposure that occurred within 4- 8 hrs of the appearence. ...Read more

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Unable to do things, due to recurrent allergic reactions such as severe nausea, fatigue, increased heart beat, difficulty thinking, throat swell.....?

Unable to do things, due to recurrent allergic reactions such as severe nausea, fatigue, increased heart beat, difficulty thinking, throat swell.....?

Vocal cord dysfunction vs. Idiopathic environmental intolerance: Could be worthwhile considering vocal cord dysfunction (paradoxical vocal fold movement) as a contributing factor. This condition is often acutely exacerbated by strong scents/odors. More common in females and tends to affect patients with a history of high anxiety. Might be worthwhile getting PFTs and having a laryngoscope performed. Idiopathic environmental intolerance is another consideration but this is a diagnosis of exclusion. There are a number of filters and personal wearable devices that can help the patient deal with exposures in her environment. ...Read more

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What to do if I have rash, itchy, swelling in face, allergies?

What to do if I have rash, itchy, swelling in face, allergies?

Hives/Angioedema: Symptoms sound like hives/angioedema. Usually hives symptoms occur quickly in response to a trigger. There are a lot of triggers which make the history helpful to identify the cause (which could be avoided as treatment). If new onset, medications & food are often associated, if long term, the list is larger. 2nd generation antihistamines are first line treatments. Allergy consult can help ...Read more

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What allergies cause facial itchiness and swelling of face and eyes?

What allergies cause facial itchiness and swelling of face and eyes?

Many: Swelling of the face and eyes can be from contact with a make up product, hair color etc, but can also be secondary to ingestion of either a medication or food that you are allergic to, so I would see a doctor sooner than later. ...Read more

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I wake up during the night with a swollen discolored face. Allergies have been ruled out. Walking around and showers resolve the swelling.

I wake up during the night with a swollen discolored face. Allergies have been ruled out. Walking around and showers resolve the swelling.

Many possibilities: There are many possibilities, from an allergic reaction to something in your pillows to a low serum protein level. An internist or rheumatologist may be able to help. ...Read more

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Rash, itchy, swelling in face, allergies probably. Best way to treat this?

Rash, itchy, swelling in face, allergies probably. Best way to treat this?

Antihistamine: Try OTC antihistamines, if that doesn't work see a board certified allergist for testing and further management. ...Read more

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I get an itchy face and swelling around my eyes due to allergies. Best perscription?

I get an itchy face and swelling around my eyes due to allergies. Best perscription?

Puffy allergy eyes: Itching and swelling are two classic symptoms of allergies and often respond well to antihistamines. Most popular antihistamines now are non-sedating and available without a prescription. Zyrtec, Allegra and Claritin & their generics are all used for this. For eyes, otc zaditor and prescription Pataday or Bepreve (bepotastine besilate) work; for skin, otc cortisone 10. Best treatment: allergy shots-they fix allergies. ...Read more

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Can swelling in neck restrict blood flow to the head? Feeling dizzy on and off but it might be my allergies.

Can swelling in neck restrict blood flow to the head? Feeling dizzy on and off but it might be my allergies.

Swelling in neck: Swelling in neck may be a swollen lymph gland. It would not likely cause dizziness. The dizziness can certainly be caused by your allergies. ...Read more

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Itchy eyes, no red face/eyes, no crust/tears/puffiness/swelling, JUST irritation. No known allergies. Cause and solution?

Itchy eyes, no red face/eyes, no crust/tears/puffiness/swelling, JUST irritation. No known allergies. Cause and solution?

Allergic conjunct.: Sounds like allergic conjunctivitis. you might try otc cromolyn eye drops, but prescription eye drops may work better. ...Read more

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Ok if my face swelling is from allergies then why did it make my eye droop down and my lip nose moved a little to the left also I'm pregnant can it harm him?

Ok if my face swelling is from allergies then why did it make my eye droop down and my lip nose moved a little to the left also I'm pregnant can it harm him?

What you: Just described is an allergic reaction - facial swelling with lips and nose deviated to the left and drooping of the eye. Immediate medical attention if with respiratory symptoms. Just the same, please call your OB to recommend meds as he knows your medical history best. In the meantime, you can continue your Benadryl (diphenhydramine) since you are already taking it. ...Read more

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44 year-old female with a history of DVT and stroke; on Warfarin daily now with right leg swelling and bilateral leg pain.....?

44 year-old female with a history of DVT and stroke; on Warfarin daily now with right leg swelling and bilateral leg pain.....?

Need good ultrasound study and a cardiac echo: Was there a reason found for the stroke? A clot in the leg may travel to the lung, but should not normally be able to get to the brain. The most likely reason it did is a defect in the heart. An echocardiogram will help sort the heart out, and can guide a repair. A good ultrasound of the legs is necessary to see if there is a recurrent clot. If not, another consideration is Post-Thrombotic Syndrome - failure o the valves in the leg veins from scarring after DVT. Patients with DVT need to wear compression hose daily for at least 2 yrs after DVT to minimize the risk of PTS. ...Read more

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37 yr-old woman has 2 years of pain and swelling in multiple joints, including stiffness, and is hoping to get her normal life back as aerobics.....?

37 yr-old woman has 2 years of pain and swelling in multiple joints, including stiffness, and is hoping to get her normal life back as aerobics.....?

Joint pain: Multiple joints swelling and pain sounds like you have active arthritis, Have yourself examined to rule out Rheumatoid arthritis or any other connective tissue problem. ...Read more

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What can you do to stop lips from swelling due to allergic reaction?

What can you do to stop lips from swelling due to allergic reaction?

See an allergist: If you are having lip swelling episodes you should see an allergist to determine what the cause is and how to treat it. ...Read more

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How long until corneal swelling goes away? Due to allergic reaction to artificial tears

How long until corneal swelling goes away? Due to allergic reaction to artificial tears

Several days: It is likely the preservative present that causes your corneal edema. Try the preservative-free single-use artificial tear instead and you will likely notice improvement in about 3 days. ...Read more

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I have facial swelling from allergic reaction?

I have facial swelling from allergic reaction?

Could be: One form of abrupt onset facial swelling called Angioedema may or may not be caused by allergy, certain medications like Lisinopril or more commonly by poorly understood factors. There may be other causes like low thyroid that can be investigated. ...Read more

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Can blue dye, such as fd&c blue no. 2, cause an allergic reaction such as swelling?

Can blue dye, such as fd&c blue no. 2, cause an allergic reaction such as swelling?

Possibly: I suspect the answer is yes. 11 patients with chronic, unexplained itchy skin rashes that responded to medication changes centered around avoidance of coloring agents, fd&c blue no. 1 (bright blue) and blue no. 2 (indigo carmine). Reactions to agents that color medications and foods may be more common than previously appreciated. This is from journal of drugs dermatol. 2013;12 (1):99-102. ...Read more

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Help please? How long does swelling from an allergic reaction last?

Help please? How long does swelling from an allergic reaction last?

Fairly quickly: Swelling after an allergic reaction usually resolves within 24 hrs of exposure. Swelling that persists for days is not likely IgE-mediated (allergic) and might be due to other causes. See an allergist if you are concerned about persistent swelling/angioedema. ...Read more

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What can I do to get swelling from an allergic reaction to go down?

What can I do to get swelling from an allergic reaction to go down?

Couple things: There are a couple methods to decrease the swelling of an allergic reaction. A cold pack can help. If the swelling is severe, medication like oral steroids (prednisone) can help. Antihistamines can help with itching and redness and maybe a little with mild swelling. If it is an extremity that is swollen, keep the extremity elevated. Other than that, just time... ...Read more

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How long does it take for the swelling to go down after a allergic reaction?

Swelling: It may take a few days for the skin swelling to subside and then the skin will need extra few days to heal from the swelling, it may peel as well. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


Dr. John Chiu
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Allergic Reaction (Definition)

Sensitivities to substances, called allergens, that come into contact with the skin, nose, eyes, respiratory tract, and gastrointestinal tract. They can be inhaled into the ...Read more