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The right side of my face red swollen and hot ?

The right side of my face red swollen and hot ?

Could be infection: of skin or nerve, or bruise. Given inflammation and heat, it is most likely infection, but of the skin, tooth or gland I cannot tell you until you see a healthcare provider for proper diagnosis and treatment. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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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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Cause of a swollen face near the lips and swollen glands in neck?

Cause of a swollen face near the lips and swollen glands in neck?

Allergic reaction.: I am concerned that you may be experiencing a hypersensitivity reaction to something, or at the very least, you are having some type of infection. Take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) in the short term, but see your physician for an exam and possible labwork in the next day or 2. ...Read more

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Hi, extremely painful throat and ear and white spots on my tonsils, in the last half hour the ends of my fingers have gone numb? Thanks

Hi, extremely painful throat and ear and white spots on my tonsils, in the last half hour the ends of my fingers have gone numb? Thanks

Please go to your: doc. You need a diagnosis and treatment. White spots on the throat are one thing and numb fingers another. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Left pinky finger and part of hand has been numb for an hour, spread to next finger and basically half of my hand, also half of my forearm is numb?

Left pinky finger and part of hand has been numb for an hour, spread to next finger and basically half of my hand, also half of my forearm is numb?

Ulnar nerve: The symptoms have not occurred very long, but this is probably caused by compression of the ulnar nerve at the inner elbow. This can occur from leaning the elbow on a table or sometimes from compression within the elbow itself. If you rest the arm at your side, without touching the elbow to anything, it should clear up if it is simple external compression. ...Read more

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Just drank a half of beer and my forehead turned red, face turned red and itchy feeling. Reaction?

Just drank a half of beer and my forehead turned red, face turned red and itchy feeling. Reaction?

-SeeWhatHappensNext-: Reaction? Yes, sounds like what is commonly called a reaction. But to what, right? Has this happened before when you drink? If so, then you probably have an enzyme deficiency in your liver so best to lay off the stuff. Same thing if you take medications like Flagyl or Antabuse (disulfiram). If none of these then maybe to that particular brand of grog. Or maybe you were taking other intoxicants?? Or food? ...Read more

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Tingling in lower face and end of tongue, what is it?

Tingling in lower face and end of tongue, what is it?

Tingling of tongue: Tingling of then end of your tongue and lower face is due to involvment of the lingual and mandibular nerve. If you recently had dental treatment the injection could have temporarily damaged the nerve. You should see your dentist first and then a neurologist if no dental cause can be found. ...Read more

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Sudden hot/warm sensation on right side of face. I looked in the mirror and that side of my face is red exactly where the warm part is?? Only 1 side.

Sudden hot/warm sensation on right side of face. I looked in the mirror and that side of my face is red exactly where the warm part is?? Only 1 side.

Inflammation: Redness and warmth of a body warmth is the classic sign of an inflammatory process but exactly which one and how best to treat is what only a doctor who examines you can determine. Sometimes it may take additional testing with blood, urine, and other tests. Sometimes just by inspection. You should seek out a physician who can take a look at your face. Good luck. ...Read more

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Right side of face swollen and numb, cold, threads in eyes, scabs in nose, swollen itchy scalp scabs and inflammation, swollen fingers&toes 19 f white?

Right side of face swollen and numb, cold, threads in eyes, scabs in nose, swollen itchy scalp scabs and inflammation, swollen fingers&toes 19 f  white?

Vague: Your symptoms are nonspecific and without a thorough history and physical, perhaps even some lab testing, it would be difficult to conclude what could be amiss. Time to follow up with a doctor! all the best! ...Read more

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The left side of my face became itchy with a burning, tingling sensation. It is isolated on my forehead around eye and cheek. Slightly swollen no rash?

The left side of my face became itchy with a burning, tingling sensation. It is isolated on my forehead around eye and cheek. Slightly swollen no rash?

Hard to say: This may be the early stage of shingles which may itch in the early stage or an contact allergy. You need to see your doctor to be sure. ...Read more

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I was eating ice cream and a blood blister apered on the inside of my mouth and the whole left side of my face is numb ?

I was eating ice cream and a blood blister apered on the inside of my mouth and the whole left side of my face is numb ?

Numb face: If 1/2 your face continues to be numb, or weak, paralyzed, you may have a "bell's palsey". Your dr my help ameliorate this problem.. ...Read more

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My son had soreness on one side of his tongue, which followed a swollen roof of mouth. Now has off and on sore throat and swollen gland on one side .

My son had soreness on one side of his tongue, which followed a swollen roof of mouth.  Now has off and on sore throat and swollen gland on one side .

Evaluation needed: It would be prudent for your son to see a physician to determine the cause of these symptoms and then appropriate treatment if necessary. It could be a viral or bacterial infection or something else. Only a personal clinical examination can accurately determine the cause of these symptoms. ...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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Right half of my mouth hurts. Jaw, teeth, some cheek. Started randomly last night 9p.m. not constantly hurting. Both upper and lower of half of mouth.

Right half of my mouth hurts. Jaw, teeth, some cheek. Started randomly last night 9p.m. not constantly hurting. Both upper and lower of half of mouth.

See a dentist: A tooth abscess won't go away without treatment. A dental abscess is a collection of pus that forms in your teeth or gums as a result of a bacterial infection. The dentist will treat a tooth abscess by draining it and getting rid of the infection. See a dentist for a treatment ASAP. ...Read more

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I have a swollen numbe earlobe and swollen eyelid/bulging eye - both on right side of face.

I have a swollen numbe earlobe and swollen eyelid/bulging eye - both on right side of face.

Swollen eye ,ear lob: Seek medical attention immediately in an ER. Could be infection which on the face affecting the eye is very serious, especially with bulging eye or rarely tumor compressing blood vessels in neck. Thyroid disease can cause bulging eyes but usually no ear lobe issues. Seek immediate attention in ER ...Read more

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Small black dot roughly the size of my taste buds just appeared on the right side of my tongue. I've never had a dot there my entire life. No pain. ?

Small black dot roughly the size of my taste buds just appeared on the right side of my tongue. I've never had a dot there my entire life. No pain. ?

Many possibilities: Have you recently bitten that side of the tongue? It could be an area of healing. It could also be a stained portion of the normal papilla due to foods or beverages. It could also be normal pigmentation that has appeared due to melanin pigmentation. If it does not dissipate or if it gets larger over the next two weeks, see your dentist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Have a pimple on my cheek for 2 weeks, nothing drained. Last night tried to drain it, but nothing. This morning half my face swollen?

Have a pimple on my cheek for 2 weeks, nothing drained. Last night tried to drain it, but nothing. This morning half my face swollen?

Expanding infection: This sounds like a bacterial infection is expanding in the deep tissues of your face. It needs to be evaluated & treated by a doc before it gets any worse. Go in as soon as you can. ...Read more

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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

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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?

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?

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?

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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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My one month daughter woke up her face swollen on the right side ?

Please have her seen: by her doctor if this continues. If there are no other symptoms, such as fever, and she is drinking well, you can observe her with her upright to see if it goes away. It may be from laying in one position. However, at her age, any abnormality that continues should be checked by a doctor. ...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