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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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I was punched in the face 5 days ago & the swelling is going down but I am numb the entire one side of my nose and upper lip. How long will this last?

I was punched in the face 5 days ago & the swelling is going down but I am numb the entire one side of my nose and upper lip. How long will this last?

Numbness: Usually as the swelling dissipates, the numbness soon follows. However, if you sustained injury to your infraorbital nerve, which lies in that region, It may take longer.

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I got punched in the face over and over again. Is there any other way other than Ice to reduce soreness or swelling? And how long will it take to heal

I got punched in the face over and over again. Is there any other way other than Ice to reduce soreness or swelling? And how long will it take to heal

Worried about you: First of all, if you don't feel safe, send me or any physician on this site a message. I recommend ibuprofen 600 MG three times a day with food for about a week. Depending on the severity, it could be days or weeks for swelling to come down.

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I was punched in the head the night before last. The swelling went down but still sore and tender. Mild headaches. Should I be seen to be safe?

I was punched in the head the night before last. The swelling went down but still sore and tender. Mild headaches. Should I be seen to be safe?

Yes. ...: You should see someone if the headache is getting worse since one need to rule out a subdural hematoma. If you are getting better and the headaches are gone within a week, then just let it be. When in doubt, you should consult your doctor since it is better to err on the side of safety.

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What would cause facial swelling and numbness on left side of face. My mom is stressed out. This comes and goes wakes up with it at times?

What would cause facial swelling and numbness on left side of face. My mom is stressed out. This comes and goes wakes up with it at times?

Facial Swelling: This can be swelling of the parotid gland, a skin type allergy, a sensitivity from some prior trauma.
The list of skin conditions is huge!
Needs a complete evaluation.
You could try a very low dose of antihistamine to see if that helps.

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I am having trouble breathing and just recently started to get swelling and numbness in my face and neck could costipation cause this to happen?

I am having trouble breathing and just recently started to get swelling and numbness in my face and neck could costipation cause this to happen?

Very worrying: You don't provide a time course for these symptoms, so I'm forced to believe they're relatively rapid in onset. Shortness of breath with facial swelling is cause for immediate evaluation in an emergency department. I recommend you seek care there now. If these symptoms have been present for days or longer, additional information may be helpful.

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My wife has swelling on the right side of her face in the cheek area and lip, no numbness or tingling.?

My wife has swelling on the right side of her face in the cheek area and lip, no numbness or tingling.?

3 causes likely: Dental abscess, inflammation of parotid gland (mumps) & sinusitis can cause these symptoms without numbness but usually pain is present. Hives and swollen glands also cause this. If swelling lasts more than a day or two, your wife will need an examination.

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Have lg lump that's squishy in triangle area above collarbone on each side at base of neck & pain/swelling going up sides of face w/ numbness. Plz help?

Have lg lump that's squishy in triangle area above collarbone on each side at base of neck & pain/swelling going up sides of face w/ numbness. Plz help?

GET AN EXAM: Your symptoms described above are concerning You need to see your DR for an exam. There are many possibilities as to the cause of this, and only with exam will one be able to give you a correct DX

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What cause facial nerve not to function thereby causing numbness on one side of the face and swelling of the face, lips, excruciating eye pain both?

What cause facial nerve not to function thereby causing numbness on one side of the face and swelling of the face, lips, excruciating eye pain both?

Virus or other cause: Facial nerve paralysis or paresis is also called a facial nerve palsy. It can be caused by a viral infection, but the cause is often unknown. If it persists for longer than one day, you should see your primary doctor immediately

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I got hit in the face a week ago and my black eye/swelling hasn't gone away, I also have numbness on the right side of my forehead?

I got hit in the face a week ago and my black eye/swelling hasn't gone away, I also have numbness on the right side of my forehead?

Need to follow up: Sounds like you had a bad injury. Best step is to see your primary care doc or go to an urgent care. A orbit imaging may be needed and you may have a nerve injury too to explain the numbness. Suggest that seek care as soon as possible. Best of luck

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Right lower face/jaw swelling and pain w/numbness from infected tooth. Been in clindamyacin 3 days w/o relief. Unable to see dentist for 4 days! Er?

Right lower face/jaw swelling and pain w/numbness from infected tooth. Been in clindamyacin 3 days w/o relief. Unable to see dentist for 4 days! Er?

Go to the E R: Yes you should seek immediate help, the er would be your next step. Any reason why you have to wait to see the dentist? I would strongly suggest you call the dental office and have them see you right away. At the er you may just get another antibiotic and or a shot for the infection, at the dentist you will get actual treatment and is cheaper. Dr mokbel, www. Scdentalimplants. Com.

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Have had right side head pain, swelling, and foot numbness past week. Now have throbbing back pain on same side. Should I see my neuro or rheum dr?

Have had right side head pain, swelling, and foot numbness past week. Now have throbbing back pain on same side. Should I see my neuro or rheum dr?

Headache: If you are already established with a neurologists for a neurological condition I think visiting him now is a good start. Hope you feel well soon.

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I have an abscess in one of my upper front teeth and it is causing swelling and numbness in my face. My nose and the entire right side of my face is numb. What should I do?

I have an abscess in one of my upper front teeth and it is causing swelling and numbness in my face. My nose and the entire right side of my face is numb. What should I do?

Run!: Do not walk. See either a dentist, oral surgeon, or on er ; asap. You should not fool around with home care and advice from"friends".You most likely need treatment and antibiotics. Good luck.

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I have no tooth ache or swelling but have earache and numbness to left side of face, ear and jaw?

I have no tooth ache or swelling but have earache and numbness to left side of face, ear and jaw?

Need exam: This may or may not be a dental issue. With numbness occurring, you don't want to wait. Please call a dentist asap who can do an exam, see if it is a dental issue and if not dental refer you to someone who can help you. Good luck and don't wait.

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I take QVAR 2 months now. I experience numbness face swelling and throat closing when consuming alcohol. Could this be an allergy to the medicine?

I take QVAR 2 months now. I experience numbness face swelling and throat closing when consuming alcohol. Could this be an allergy to the medicine?

No: Although QVar can cause oropharyngeal candidiasis (yeast infection), it would not cause these symptoms which are solely triggered by alcohol. If you have these symptoms no matter what kind of alcohol you consume, then avoid alcohol altogether. If you have these symptoms only with wine and beer, then consider sulfite sensitivity. Post.

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Squishy lumps@base of neck in triangle area above collarbone. Sides of face swelling w/ numbness. Pain n large veins both sides of throat. Doc no help?

Squishy lumps@base of neck in triangle area above collarbone. Sides of face swelling w/ numbness. Pain n large veins both sides of throat. Doc no help?

Follow up: I would recommend you follow up to be seen directly. Although there are multiple possibilities, one of the more likely findings you are describing is lymphadenopathy, in which the lymph nodes are abnormally seollen often related to an infectious or inflammatory process. You should be seen and fully evaluated for this and other potential causes.

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Was severely hypothyroid. Still have swelling of eyes and face (rash) and numbness in feet and index finger. Will that go away?

Was severely hypothyroid. Still have swelling of eyes and face (rash) and numbness in feet and index finger. Will that go away?

Correct meds: Are you getting the correct meds? Check free T3 and reverse t3. Ft3 should be in upper range and rt3 in lower range. If your ratio is off, you may need Armour Thyroid or t3, and synthroid (thyroxine) would be the wrong med for you. Also check spot urine iodine to make sure you are not deficient.

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Numbness Or Tingling (Definition)

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