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Dr. Susan Wingo
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Overactive Thyroid (Definition)

Hyperthyroidism, often called "overactive thyroid, " is a condition where the thyroid secretes too much of the thyroid hormones. Common symptoms include heat intolerance, increased appetite, ...Read more


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I wake up with a stuffy nose and swollen face everyday. Why?

I wake up with a stuffy nose and swollen face everyday. Why?

Do you suffer: From allergies? If this is a chronic issue -recommend medical evaluation. ...Read more

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Swollen face and fever after dentist work what can be the problem?

Swollen face and fever after dentist work what can be the problem?

Possible infection: Both swelling and fever are classic indications of an infection. However, since we have little information to go on as to what treatment you had and for what, we can't know for sure. The swelling could be from the injection and the fever could be unrelated to your dental treatment. However, since it might be an infection, you need to see your dentist asap for an evaluation. ...Read more

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I wake up with a stuffy nose and swollen face every single day. Help please?

I wake up with a stuffy nose and swollen face every single day. Help please?

Probably not sinuses: Sinusitis rarely causes a swollen face. The combination of facial swelling and nasal congestion is fairly typical of allergy. I would definitely consult an allergist. ...Read more

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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

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What can be done to relieve a swollen face on my left side of face from a toothache gum disease?

What can be done to relieve a swollen face on my left side of face from a toothache gum disease?

See a dentist ASAP: Unlike some other types of infection, a dental or gum abscess will not get better on its own and must be treated by a dentist. Do not delay. ...Read more

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My 9month old baby has two sticky eyes and a swollen face on one side this morning? He has just started nursery.

My 9month old baby has two sticky eyes and a swollen face on one side this morning? He has just started nursery.

Contact Peds ASAP: Eye infections in babies can be very serious, and swelling in the face could indicate cellulitis (infection spreading into the face). Please contact your pediatrician immediately regarding this, as antibiotics may be immediately necessary. Also take note that this can be highly contagious, even to adults. ...Read more

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My daughter has had a terrible cold, diagnosed with strep and now has swollen face on one side. Could the swelling be mumps?

My daughter has had a terrible cold, diagnosed with strep and now has swollen face on one side. Could the swelling be mumps?

It would be more: Likely to be related to the strep as mumps is from a different organism. Is swelling is significant or impacting her airway - please let her doctor know. Take care. ...Read more

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Hi I had maxillary surgery 3 months ago to remove a cyst (right side)but now I have a right swollen face and a painfull gum what could cause this?

Hi I had maxillary surgery 3 months ago to remove a cyst (right side)but now I have a right swollen face and a painfull gum what could cause this?

Swollen face: It could be swelling after your surgery or you could be developing another cyst. Try applying warm compresses to the area and if it dose not improve in a few days f/u with the ent. When was your last dental check up? You may also have a secondary infection in your gums. ...Read more

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My child has had a swollen face the doctors have ruled out mono. They have also ruled out different infections. They are completely dumb struck. Help?

Swollen face?: What exactly is the swellign like and where is ti located on the face? Sometimes the submandibular salivary glands swell up or if there is an ectopic salivary gland that may be swollen. Docotrs can order MRI if they have no answer. Is the swelling painful or any other symptoms associated with it? ...Read more

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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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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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Neck shoulder pain and swollen face?

Neck shoulder pain and swollen face?

Varies: There are a lot of potential causes, but I would definitely be checked as soon as possible. An abcess would be a potential cause and is potentially dangerous. Thank you for your question. ...Read more

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Could ingrown hair lead to a swollen face?

Could ingrown hair lead to a swollen face?

Yes: It sounds like you have cellilitis which is an infectious and inflammatory condition that should be evaluated and treated with antibiotics. ...Read more

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Woke up with swollen face but not sore why. What can I do?

Woke up with swollen face but not sore why. What can 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
you could place some ice on your forehead keep you head up while sleeping. ...Read more

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How long until swollen face from tooth absess goes away??

How long until swollen face from tooth absess goes away??

Treatment: It depends on how it is being treated... has your dentist started root canal therapy or given you antibiotics? Without care the abscess will not heal on its own. ...Read more

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What are the remedies for swollen face and eyes. Thank you.

Need more info: Not enough information. Please restate your question and give more info on the problem and symptoms. ...Read more

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What can cause a swollen face and big bubble above the tooth?

What can cause a swollen face and big bubble above the tooth?

Abscess: This is most likely an abscess of the tooth. You will need a root canal or extraction, but don't delay. This is very serious! ...Read more

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Ok d so I woke up with swollen face and eyes. What could have caused this?

Ok d so I woke up with swollen face and eyes. What could have caused this?

? Allergic reaction: Your description could be related to an allergic reaction although other issues can cause similar symptoms. See your regular doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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My 9 year old was stung by a bee on thursday and today he has a puffy swollen face! Connected?

My 9 year old was stung by a bee on thursday and today he has a puffy swollen face! Connected?

It's possible: Allergic reaction take on different faces, and can be somewhat delayed. So it is indeed possible that a sting in the past few days could be leading to facial swelling today. Recommend trying benadryl, (diphenhydramine) but if having any difficulty breathing, swallowing needs to be seen today. ...Read more

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Can someone have an allergy with a chronic swollen face for years, but without pain or redness. And not know about it?

Can someone have an allergy with a chronic swollen face for years, but without pain or redness. And not know about it?

No: Allergic reaction does not last years. The swelling from an allergic reaction however may linger on for a couple of days before going away. ...Read more

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How to reduce swollen face caused due to omnacortil? I was taking 60mg till last week, now on 40mg. Doc said to reduce it by 10mg per week.

How to reduce swollen face caused due to omnacortil? I was taking 60mg till last week, now on 40mg. Doc said to reduce it by 10mg per week.

Time: Increased body fat and salt (water) retention from systemic cortisone are expected side effects which are usually dose and duration dependent. It may take weeks for the effects to subside after discontinuation of oral steroid. For those who have been on large doses of steroid, the effect may never completely go away. The severity is variable among people. Why are you on steroid? ...Read more

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How do I keep swelling down? I woke up this morning to a swollen face I have a dermail on the right side of my face that I had torn half of it out but managed to put it back in...If its infected would my whole face be swollen? Also I started using a new

How do I keep swelling down? I woke up this morning to a swollen face I have a dermail on the right side of my face that I had torn half of it out but managed to put it back in...If its infected would my whole face be swollen? Also I started using a new

Your: Your post is confusing, especially the part about "dermail". Nevertheless, this sound like a skin infection that may require antibiotics. As you stated it could also be an insect bite, but again it sounds infected. You should see your physician as soon as possible for a diagnosis and plan of management. ...Read more

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Is there anything that can cause mouth pain/swollen face besides an abscess?

Is there anything that can cause mouth pain/swollen face besides an abscess?

See your dentist: A fractured root, periodontal disease, inflamed temporomandibular joint, allergic reaction and trauma can contribute to facial swelling. ...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


Dr. Susan Wingo
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Hyperthyroidism (Definition)

A medical condition that lowers the level of thyroid hormone to a point where the patient has a marked ...Read more