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What does it mean a swollen face?

What does it mean a swollen face?

Facial Swelling: A variety of mild to serious disorders, diseases and conditions can lead to face swelling. Swelling can result from infections, allergies, medications, trauma and malignancy (cancer). ...Read more

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Swollen Face (Definition)

= facial distention due to fluid build up. This may be due to trauma, life-threatening allergic reactions, ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: Swollen face?

What is the definition or description of: Swollen face?

Swollen face: = facial distention due to fluid build up. This may be due to trauma, life-threatening allergic reactions, cellulitis, hormonal problems, etc. ...Read more

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I have swollen face for a while now..Not sure what it is. What should I do?

I have swollen face for a while now..Not sure what it is. What should I do?

ALLERGY SINUSITIS: Most likely you have allergy sinusitis , or you could be having a chronic sinusitis try to take allergy medicine like zyrtec or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) at night since it could make you drowsy if persistent you might need to see ENT specialist some people benefit from saline nasal spray, some suggest local honey from your local farmer market. ...Read more

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I'm concerned because I have swollen face and itchiness?

I'm concerned because I have swollen face and itchiness?

ALLERGY SINUSITIS: Most likely you have allergy sinusitis , or you could be having a chronic sinusitis try to take allergy medicine like zyrtec or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) at night since it could make you drowsy if persistent you might need to see ENT specialist some people benefit from saline nasal spray, some suggest local honey from your local farmer market. ...Read more

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Should you get a swollen face a day after a car accident?

Should you get a swollen face a day after a car accident?

See a doctor: Swelling of the face after trauma could signal a significant injury such as facial fracture. Please see a doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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What's the worst that can happen with a toothache and swollen face?

What's the worst that can happen with a toothache and swollen face?

Death: Unchecked infection in the upper jaw can spread through pathways to the brain! Lower jaw infections can spread to the heart the same way! Unless drainage was established and elimination of the source of infections,people died from these ailments. During Medieval time they used primitive means to extract offending teeth. Cavemen knocked out teeth with rocks! Fortunately you can see you dentist to ...Read more

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Can renal failure cause swollen face?

Can renal failure cause swollen face?

Yes: When kidneys lose function you cannot eliminate salt and water. As it accumulates in the body it causes swelling in the face, belly and other areas. ...Read more

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Swollen face hard to breath female 51

Swollen face hard to breath female 51

CALL : Call 911 now! you may be having an allergic reaction and there could be swelling of your airway making it hard to breath. Please call 911. ...Read more

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Serious tooth problems causing a swollen face, what can I do?

Serious tooth problems causing a swollen face, what can I do?

Please get urgent : Care. You could have an abscess. Bacterial infections can spread to contiguous structures. Please see dentist now. ...Read more

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How can I treat a swollen face due to a drug allergic reaction?

How can I treat a swollen face due to a drug allergic reaction?

Self resolving: Facial swelling can be quite distressing The best way is to allow it time to resolve on it's own though I realize this can make you self conscious and be a source of embarrassment. A glucocorticosteroid such as Prednisone is often prescribed but the benefits need to be weighed against the risk of potentially severe side effects. ...Read more

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My son has a really swollen face with his tonsillitis, is this quite normal?

My son has a really swollen face with his tonsillitis, is this quite normal?

No: Significant facial swelling is unlikely a part of tonsillitis. Have him checked by his doctor or take him to er. ...Read more

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Woke up to a swollen face and small red splotches all over. What causes this?

Woke up to a swollen face and small red splotches all over. What causes this?

Hives: It sounds like an allergic reaction of some type possibly hives especially if the spots are coming and going. Contact allergic reactions may also cause rashes such as what you have described. If you are feeling a burning or a painful sensation then infection or an inflammatory process may be the cause. Irregardless it sounds like you need to visit your dermatologist or primary care doctor. ...Read more

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Sometimes i feel that my breasts are like a swollen face , is this dangerous?!

I'm sorry: But i don't understand your question. I'm not sure how a breast would be like a swollen face. Best discuss w/your doctor. ...Read more

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I have cold 365 days a year and a swollen face since years. I do not have headache or facial pain. What could this be?

I have cold 365 days a year and a swollen face since years. I do not have headache or facial pain. What could this be?

Facial congestion: Chronic facial congestion or sinus pain are often caused by allergies - such as hayfever, or other allergies. See your doctor or an allergist to find out. ...Read more