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Woke up to a swollen face and small red splotches all over..Is this hives? What do I do?

Woke up to a swollen face and small red splotches all over..Is this hives? What do I do?

Skin rashes : Skin rashes need to be seen to get proper diagnosis. Based on your description when it occurs over night with swollen face, it can be hives. Otc antihistamines work for hives. See a doctor if it does not go away or if you have difficulty breathing or abdominal pain. ...Read more

Dr. Arthur Balin
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Hives (Definition)

Also known as urticaria, hives are an outbreak of red bumps or wheals that appear quickly after exposure to certain allergens (foods, medications, other substances). Hives vary in size, are itchy, can burn, and can last for up to ...Read more


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I have hives on face w swollen lip. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) hasnt worked. breathing fine. ER trip??

I have hives on face w swollen lip. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) hasnt worked. breathing fine. ER trip??

Not yet: You don't mention how long you have had the symptoms and how much Diphenhydramine (Benadryl) you have taken. You can take 2 OTC (25mg) capsules up to a maximum of 4 doses in 24 hours. If you fall sleep and wake up no better, see a physician ASAP. As long as you don't get worse and breathing is fine, you don't have to go to ER, but someone has to drive you if you go. ...Read more

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Day 1 severely swollen face and lips given benedryl and sterroids. Day 3 hives on scalp body pain and itching?

Day 1 severely swollen face and lips given benedryl and sterroids.  Day 3 hives on scalp body pain and itching?

Hives: Mostly due to an allergic reaction to a medication, newly used chemical such as shampoo, hair color, ...., or a new food, like chocolate...... If you can recognize the "agent" avoid it and with the antihistamine and steroid your symptoms should go away otherwise need to get evaluated. ...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

Dr. Shari Jackson
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Swollen Face (Definition)

Facial swelling is the build-up of fluid in the tissues of the face. Swelling may ...Read more