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Why does my face look swollen in the morning with face numbness? (goes away after 5 - 10 minutes)

Why does my face look swollen in the morning with face numbness? (goes away after 5 - 10 minutes)

Sleeping: If you sleep on one side, fluid will collect in the lower half of your face, especially if your head is a little lower than your feet. Numbness is part of this. There are some other possibilities, but if it goes away after getting up, it's probably nothing. ...Read more

Dr. Nishan Odabashian
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Facial Swelling (Definition)

Facial swelling (edema) occurs when fluid accumulates in the facial tissues. This puffiness can occur for many reasons including ...Read more


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My lips (and sometimes face) are swollen every single morning. This doesn't happen to anyone I know. Is this normal and why does this happen?

My lips (and sometimes face) are swollen every single morning. This doesn't happen to anyone I know. Is this normal and why does this happen?

Possible Allergy: Please go to the doc and get checked for allergy. There are food allergies and chemical allergies. Something may even be in your make up if you use it. Once that is determined you can avoid the source. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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My aunt's legs are very swollen and it won't go away. Her face is also swollen in the morning. Also FM, but Lyrica (pregabalin) doesn't help much. Bad headaches.

My aunt's legs are very swollen and it won't go away. Her face is also swollen in the morning. Also FM, but Lyrica (pregabalin) doesn't help much. Bad headaches.

See her doctor...: I'm not sure of what you are asking; however, I would recommend that your aunt be in close contact and frequent follow up with her doctor to determine the cause of her symptoms and for treatment. Ask her to make an appointment for herself. ...Read more

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Cluster of small red bumps and really dry skin on my face and swollen eyes in the morning. What could be wrong?

Cluster of small red bumps and really dry skin on my face and swollen eyes in the morning. What could be wrong?

See a doctor: Any number of issues come to mind and an accurate diagnosis is important prior to treatment. This way you will know if all three problems are related and what can be done for each. ...Read more

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I woke up sunday morning with the right side of my face swollen and hurting. What can I do to get rid of this pain?

I woke up sunday morning with the right side of my face swollen and hurting. What can I do to get rid of this pain?

Determine the cause: When the cause of the pain is determined, you can have the problem treated and alleviate the symptoms. Facial swelling is usually associated with a dental problem, so you should call a dentist first thing monday morning for an appointment. In the meantime otc pain meds will help. Sounds like you also need an antibiotic. ...Read more

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Hi, I woke up this morning with both sides of my face swollen and sore. This is under/next to my ears on my jaw/cheek. I have felt quite ill all day?

Hi, I woke up this morning with both sides of my face swollen and sore. This is under/next to my ears on my jaw/cheek. I have felt quite ill all day?

Mumps?: Vaccines up to date? Any exposure to mumps that you are aware of? The area you are describing is the location of your parotid glands, and mumps is one of the things that can inflame them bilaterally. Any recent dental or ear problems? If you have fever or any other symptoms you should probably be seen by someone to confirm a diagnosis ...Read more

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Why is my face swollen under myeye

Why is my face swollen under myeye

Too vague: Have you had trauma, sinus congestion, bee sting, and so on and so on. Many questions, no answers. See a doctor or rephrase question being much more specific with all symptoms. ...Read more

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My daughters face swollen on left side what is the sickness?

My daughters face swollen on left side what is the sickness?

More information: I would need more information including past medical history, whether she has a fever, history of trauma, and whether this is painful or not. This could be something simple like sinusitis or it could be an inflammation of her parotid gland. Tumors are also possible but less likely. Please encourage her to see her physician. ...Read more

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Left side of face swollen I have no other symptoms feeling ok?

Left side of face swollen I have no other symptoms feeling ok?

See a dentist: To rule out dental abscess. The infection may spread to your jaw, cheeks, sinus and to other areas of your head and neck. See your dentist for examination, x-rays and treatment if needed. ...Read more

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Will a toothache that has my face swollen go away?

Will a toothache that has my face swollen go away?

Not on its own: The two are probably linked, and would be better off having your problem treated before it progresses to a potentially serious condition. See your dentist who will discuss options with you and you can decide to remove the offending tooth or save it. ...Read more

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Yesterday I woke up with the right side of my face swollen, should I be concerned?

Yesterday I woke up with the right side of my face swollen, should I be concerned?

Face swelling: Face swelling can be due to infection as well as a blocked salivary gland duct. This should be evaluated by your doctor to see if antibiotics are necessary. In the mean time Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen can reduce pain and discomfort. ...Read more

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Why is my entire face swollen when I wake up? The swelling disappears in about an hour.

Why is my entire face swollen when I wake up? The swelling disappears in about an hour.

Dependency: Laying in one spot, particularly if you are laying on your stomach can contribute to fluid dependency in your face. This is not typically normal. Try avoiding excess salt and if seeing a doctor have them check electrolyte, liver and kidney function. ...Read more

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Why is my face swollen after picking acne?

Why is my face swollen after picking acne?

Could be infection: Or swelling due to trauma. If persists, have a professional take a look. ...Read more

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I have my forehead and the right side of my face swollen.?

Angioedema??: Sounds like angioedema (atypical swelling of the deeper dermal tissues) but it could also be an orbital cellulitis (skin infection) which can be serious. I would have a physician at least see it to determine the severity. ...Read more

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The left side of mt neck and face are swollen. How can I tell if my lymphnodes are swollen? And can they cause facial swelling? Lymphoma?

The left side of mt neck and face are swollen. How can I tell if my lymphnodes are swollen? And can they cause facial swelling? Lymphoma?

LN DDx: The differential diagnosis (ddx) or multiple possible causes of increased size of lymph nodes (ln) or lymphadenopathy is large. You should see a doctor to see if you have an infection. A cancer such as lymphoma is a possibility, but so are many other causes. ...Read more

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Moms neck is numb, and her left side of the face swollen and numb, what might be the problem?

Moms neck is numb, and her left side of the face swollen and numb, what might be the problem?

Problems: Could be one of many causes. Please contact her doctor ASAP. Mom may be seen or be referred to a Neurologist and/or an Ear, Nose, and Throat doctor. ...Read more

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I woke up with the left side of my face swollen, could this be because I irritated the tooth by messing with it? Help I'm scared.

I woke up with the left side of my face swollen, could this be because I irritated the tooth by messing with it? Help I'm scared.

Likely infection: Not because you were messing with it over night. There are a lot of possibilities. Most likely it is an iinfection. If it is not getting worse see a dentist tomorrow. If it is getting worse go to the er. ...Read more

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