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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 you tell the difference between facial swelling caused by TMJ and swelling caused by problems with salivary (parotid) glands?

How can you tell the difference between facial swelling caused by TMJ and swelling caused by problems with salivary (parotid) glands?

Facial swelling: Tmj facial swelling is quite rare even with advanced TMJ disease. The joint is deep and beneath the skull base encased in a very dense capsule making expansion onto the face unlikely. The glands and parotid in particular are quite a bit less "encased" and any inflammatory or other cause of swelling is usually more visible. Often overlooked other causes (ie wisdom teeh ) require an exam. ...Read more

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What to do if I have hives and facial swelling, what's the cause?

What to do if I have hives and facial swelling, what's the cause?

Angioedema: This is a Type 1 allergic reaction and can be potentially serious. You need to figure out what is the specific cause of the allergy - usually a certain food, sometimes a medication. Best to see an allergist to run allergy profile - then avoidance, desensitization, or meds for flares. Always keep Benadryl (diphenhydramine) (antihistamine) stocked at home and take immediately with hives/swelling. ...Read more

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About 1 month ago I lost my voice, went to doc and was put on a prenasone pack that I finished three weeks ago...My voice is still hoarse and my face is swollen. I thought facial swelling might be caused by staten meds I was put on during the month but

About 1 month ago I lost my voice, went to doc and was put on a prenasone  pack that I finished three weeks ago...My voice is still hoarse and my face is swollen.  I thought facial swelling might be caused by staten meds I was put on during the month but

See ENT: The facial swelling might be due to steroids even though this would be uncommon side effect from a short-term high dose quick taper of steroids. If your hoarseness was caused by vocal cord edema, you would have noticed some improvement. Now, you should have an ENT look at your vocal cords directly with a special camera in the clinic to determine the cause. ...Read more

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What causes facial swelling?

What causes facial swelling?

Many possibilities: there can be multiple causes for facial swelling. Depending on the location of the face, the duration, the reason for onset, etc. many possibilities exist. Allergy, infection, trauma, autoimmune to name a few. Suggest you schedule a visit with your primary care doc or a healthtap prime or concierge appt to get a more accurate assessment. ...Read more

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What can cause facial swelling besides bug bites?

What can cause facial swelling besides bug bites?

Facial swelling: Face swelling can be caused by inflammation, allergies, trauma or infection in the tissues of the face. Facial swelling can be due to relatively mild conditions, such as a sinus infection, or a serious or life-threatening condition, such as analphylactic shock, that should be immediately evaluated in an emergency setting... ...Read more

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What do yiu do for a sunburn that causes facial swelling?

What do yiu do for a sunburn that causes facial swelling?

Sunburn: Ice application and Aspirin and sometimes Prednisone if approved by a physician may help reduce swelling and redness. Seek medical attention for any severe sunburn. ...Read more

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Can Accutane cause facial swelling?

No: At least this is not in the listed side effects. It can case worsening of the acne for a few weeks after starting. ...Read more

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Can bells palsy cause facial swelling ?

Can bells palsy cause facial swelling ?

Trigeminal Neuralgia: Your symptoms may be a neurological ailment called trigeminal neuralgia. Not a very well understood problem and should see your doctor, who may then possibly refer to a neurologist. There can be a TMJ relation, but tn, associated with bell's palsy, can create symptoms that mimic tmj/tmd. Bell's palsy is not well understood either and may come and go. Seems like you might be improving though. ...Read more

Dr. Nishan Odabashian
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Facial Swelling (Definition)

Facial swelling is a clinical finding in which the skin or muscles around the face retains ...Read more