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How To Get Rid Of Swollen In The Face
Rosacea...: ...Is triggered by various tripwires, which vary from person to person. Common tripwires are sunlight, heat, alcohol, spicy foods, stress, exercise, and hot liquids, but there are many others. In addition, there are prescription medications, such as low-dose doxycycline, that can help. See a dermatologist. ...Read more
Lasers: Redness is caused by blood vessels in the face. Shrinking the blood vessels with lasers can help decrease the red appearance. Lasers which treat blood vessels include: ktp, nd:yag, pulsed dye, intense pulsed light (ipl). Sun and meds that increase sensitivity to the sun (ie: retin-a, certain oral antibiotics, accutane) exacerbate redness. ...Read more
Angular Cheilitis: Treatment depends on the cause. Angular Cheilitis can be caused by dry lips, viral or bacterial infections, poor nutrition (iron deficiency and riboflavin to name a couple) as well as more serious systemic conditions. Suggest treating with something like Abreva® for a short time if this is new issue. If it is recurrent then some lab testing may be helpful to identify nutritional deficiencies, etc. ...Read more
See dermatologist: There are a large numbers of conditions that could account for discoloration of the face. I would need more specifics. If you are bothered by it, you should seek consultation with your primary physician or a dermatologist. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Swelling: I am not quite sure what you are asking, but there is something called a buffalo's hump which you can google to see images of. This is caused by an excess of cortisol in your system. Treatment is treating the underlying condition. Again, I am not sure even if this is what you are talking about. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See doc: First and foremost this should be seen by a doc- there are cancers that can appear like a cellulitis. Assuming it is not, appropriate antibiotics, warm compress, drainage of any underlying abscess( which may require ultrasound for diagnosis), and likely also mammogram to rule out malignancy. Smoking can also lead to inflammation and should be stopped. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: If swollen due to trauma, ice on and off and ibuprofen. If the swelling is from a non-traumatic source, you would need to be examined as to why it is occurring. When known, the cause should be treated. Allergy, infection, salivary cyst and a host of other reasons could be at play. Your dentist is always a good source of information and help. Good luck! ...Read more
Supportive care: First no antiperspirants use deodorants only Warm soaks bring blood to the area the pimple should mature and either open and drain or get resorbed. If this is a large lesion hot tender then see a physician It could be a larger infection ...Read more
It will get better: Shingles will heal on its own with/out treatment. Early treatment can result in faster healing/less swelling. 2-3 wks is the typical course of shingle attack without early treatment. Some may have persistent/prolonged postherpetic neuralgia (nerve pain), but swelling will pretty much always resolve completely. Sleep in recliner may lessen swelling a bit. Consult doc for treatment. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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