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Half my face looks swollen and it's not from allergies so what could it be?

Half my face looks swollen and it's not from allergies so what could it be?

Swelling: It can be from sinuses but some people have angioedema, or soft tissue swelling, unrelated to allergies, you should seek the expert opinion of an allergist anyhow. ...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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Half of my face is swollen and its hard to drink fluids with or without a straw i drool no matter what ?

Half of my face is swollen and its hard to drink fluids with or without a straw i drool no matter what ?

Sounds serious. : The symptoms you describe are serious and could be associated with a deep space neck infection. This can begin from a bad tooth, and requires immediate medical attention. Call your physicians office or go to an emergency room right away. ...Read more

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I have a numb tooth and half of my face is swollen. Is this normal?

I have a numb tooth and half of my face is swollen. Is this normal?

It can be: If you have swelling, if could lead to a numbing feeling or tooth. The accumulation of fluids and inflammation can produce pressure on tissues and nerves. This pressure will cause loss of feeling in teeth, lips, face, etc. If pressure is too hard or persists too long, it can cause permanent damage and numbness. See your dentist soon. ...Read more

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Half of my face is swollen due to dental crowns. How to get rid of the swelling?

Half of my face is swollen due to dental crowns. How to get rid of the swelling?

Should not be: There is no reason to be swollen, check with your dentist as you may have an infection. If it is not dental related you need to get to an md for evaluation. Outside of infection there is no reason for swelling on an entire half of face. Gums might be irritated and swollen for a week or so but not a half of your face. ...Read more

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Face half swollen 3 year old?

Face half swollen 3 year old?

Angioneurotic Edema?: I assume that there is no trauma or injury? Is he having any trouble breathing. I rec you get to an er as soon as possible. He may develop breathing problems from obstruction due to swelling. ...Read more

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2 year old, face half swollen. Does this mean she has dental issues?

2 year old, face half swollen. Does this mean she has dental issues?

Go to dentist: A simple visit to the dentist could answer your question very quickly, we can visually and radiographically if necessary detect if this is a dental issue....My guess would be probably not but go get it looked at! ...Read more

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After ran half marathon, my arms & face were swollen. Had strong pain in kidney area in my back. Not muscle pain. What can you think of? Thank you

After ran half marathon, my arms & face were swollen. Had strong pain in kidney area in my back. Not muscle pain. What can you think of? Thank you

Rhabdomyolysis: Rigorous exercise can break down muscle and subsequently these can be released into the blood stream and can cause swelling, pain, and even kidney failure. It can be mild, but it can in severe cases cause multi system organ failure and death. Not having seen you, I am not saying you have that, there are other possibilities. But your symptoms are concerning enough that you should be seen immed. ...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?

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.?

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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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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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