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Is Facial Swelling Normal In Pregnancy
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
I was treated for an abscess tooth today. Had mild facial swelling on right side of face, but is getting worse. Is this normal?
I cracked #2 two years ago and it's now mostly gone. After cracking a tooth what's the normal timeframe for facial swelling and unbearable pain?
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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