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Doctor insights on: Is Facial Swelling Normal In Pregnancy

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Dr. Harinder Gill
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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You said it was normal to have facial swelling after a cortisone shot. How long until the swelling goes away? Also do you have any home remedy suggestions to help?

You said it was normal to have facial swelling after a cortisone shot. How long until the swelling goes away? Also do you have any home remedy suggestions to help?

No remedies: IT would be unusual for one corticosteroid injection to cause marked facial swelling but the swelling will recede as the medication effect wanes over a week or two. AVoidance of salt intake lessens the effect. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have facial swelling 2 days after a root canal?

Is it normal to have facial swelling 2 days after a root canal?

No: Regardless of what stage of treatment you are at, any level of swelling is not "normal". Whether you are not on antibiotics or not, it would be best to contact your treating dentist for specific professional advise with your condition. ...Read more

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Facial swelling taking very long to subside after wisdom teeth extraction... it has been 3 months already and its only maybe 50% back to normal?

Facial swelling taking very long to subside after wisdom teeth extraction... it has been 3 months already and its only maybe 50% back to normal?

Must see the surgeon: This is highly unusual and probably is being caused by an infection and possibly a fracture of the jaw. A follow up visit with the surgeon and new X-ray to determine the cause is important. If a definitive diagnosis is not obtained seek a 2nd opinion but do not delay. ...Read more

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Is facial swelling and red feverish cheeks and now forehead normal after epidural steroid injection?

Is facial swelling and red feverish cheeks and now forehead normal after epidural steroid injection?

Yes: However this suggests you may be intolerant to the amount of steroid injected. Generally it is self limited, but if you are still swollen after a few weeks you may need a cortisol level checked. Sometimes when exogenous steroids are introduced to the body we can shut off our own supply of cortisone causing some temporary problems like the swelling and fluid retention. ...Read more

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I had a root canal two days ago however, I noticed this morning that I have some facial swelling and bruising under my eye. Is this normal?

I had a root canal two days ago however, I noticed this morning that I have some facial swelling and bruising under my eye. Is this normal?

Possibly : possibly over manipulation of the canal, but could residual infection or simply the the original infection not yet responding to treatment yet. time to see you DDS. ...Read more

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How to reduce facial swelling after surgery?

How to reduce facial swelling after surgery?

Ice and Advil (ibuprofen): You do not mention what type of surgery. Dental? Plastic surgery? In general intermittent use of ice, advil (ibuprofen) and limiting activity are the usual advice given. ...Read more

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Can Accutane cause facial swelling?

Can Accutane cause facial swelling?

No: At least this is not in the listed side effects. It can case worsening of the acne for a few weeks after starting. ...Read more

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I have facial swelling from allergic reaction?

I have facial swelling from allergic reaction?

Could be: One form of abrupt onset facial swelling called Angioedema may or may not be caused by allergy, certain medications like Lisinopril or more commonly by poorly understood factors. There may be other causes like low thyroid that can be investigated. ...Read more

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What should I do about hives and facial swelling?

What should I do about hives and facial swelling?

Anti-histamines: With facial swelling there is always the concern about tongue or laryngeal swelling which could be life threatening. In those cases Epinephrine may be necessary. In less severe situations, the use of an anti-histamine such as Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or what i prefer, cetirizine(zyrtec), may be all one needs to control the symptoms. If symptoms continue one should seek medical care from your physician. ...Read more

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I have facial swelling from tooth, are the meds working?

I have facial swelling from tooth, are the meds working?

Probable abscess: If you have facial swelling, then you most likely have an infected tooth that now has an abscess that is growing creating the swelling. It is very important you see a dentist asap. He will advise you on the best course of treatment for the infection and the tooth. Regular dental visits and exams will help you prevent this type of pain and expense in the future. ...Read more

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What to do if I have hives and facial swelling, what's the cause?

Angioedema: This is a Type 1 allergic reaction and can be potentially serious. You need to figure out what is the specific cause of the allergy - usually a certain food, sometimes a medication. Best to see an allergist to run allergy profile - then avoidance, desensitization, or meds for flares. Always keep Benadryl (diphenhydramine) (antihistamine) stocked at home and take immediately with hives/swelling. ...Read more

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Can bells palsy cause facial swelling ?

Can bells palsy cause facial swelling ?

Trigeminal Neuralgia: Your symptoms may be a neurological ailment called trigeminal neuralgia. Not a very well understood problem and should see your doctor, who may then possibly refer to a neurologist. There can be a TMJ relation, but tn, associated with bell's palsy, can create symptoms that mimic tmj/tmd. Bell's palsy is not well understood either and may come and go. Seems like you might be improving though. ...Read more

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Facial swelling, will be bruising, what to do?

Facial swelling, will be bruising, what to do?

Bruising: We have no idea why your face is swollen. We also don't know anything about your medical history. We need more information to help advise you. Consider seeking a more detailed consultation through Health Tap Prime. ...Read more

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How can I put an end to facial swelling from ibuprofen?

How can I put an end to facial swelling from ibuprofen?

Stop the pills: You need to wait 4 to 7 days for the body to clear the adverse reaction to the medication and do not take the Ibuprofen or advil (ibuprofen) or Motrin again, they are all the same meds. You may have allergy to other nsaids also. ...Read more

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What kind of antihistamine help my facial swelling due to food allergy?

What kind of antihistamine help my facial swelling due to food allergy?

Help us by...: ...defining what you mean by facial swelling (hives, asymmetric, lips, peri-ocular, etc.), what are the accompaniments (like difficulty swallowing, hard to breath?) and why you think this is a histamine-mediated food allergy? ...Read more

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Can sinusitis really ause facial swelling into cheeks around jaw and neck?

Absolutely: Serious sinusitis, called acute bacterial sinusitis, can definitely cause local facial swelling around the eyes. This definitely requires abx, unlike many attacks of common 'sinusitis.' But here are other infections that can swell these areas: tooth infections, salivary glands, soft tissue from bites/skin conditions, swollen lymph nodes. Majority facial swelling (50%) is dental source. ...Read more

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


Dr. Nishan Odabashian
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Facial Swelling (Definition)

Facial swelling (edema) occurs when fluid accumulates in the facial tissues. This puffiness can occur for many reasons including ...Read more