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What to do about swollen itchy face after using face mask last night?

What to do about swollen itchy face after using face mask last night?

Allergy reaction: Your allergic to the content of the mask stop using it apply Hydrocortisone cream and take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) from over the counter apply some ice or cold wash cloth. ...Read more

Dr. Bernard Seif
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Swollen Face (Definition)

Facial swelling is the build-up of fluid in the tissues of the face. Swelling may ...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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On june 6 husband had open inguinal hernia repair.woke up today with swollen itchy face,benadryl (diphenhydramine) didn't help.what do you think it is?

On june 6 husband had open inguinal hernia repair.woke up today with swollen itchy face,benadryl (diphenhydramine) didn't help.what do you think it is?

Not related: The rash is not likely to be related to the surgery. It can be drug or food allergy, drug either direct allergy or through photo sensitivity and sun burn. The critical question is if this mostly facial swelling and not rash. That will change significantly the differential diagnosis towards kidney versus vascular issues, among others. ...Read more

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Should you get a swollen face a day after a car accident?

Should you get a swollen face a day after a car accident?

See a doctor: Swelling of the face after trauma could signal a significant injury such as facial fracture. Please see a doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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What's the worst that can happen with a toothache and swollen face?

What's the worst that can happen with a toothache and swollen face?

Death: Unchecked infection in the upper jaw can spread through pathways to the brain! Lower jaw infections can spread to the heart the same way! Unless drainage was established and elimination of the source of infections,people died from these ailments. During Medieval time they used primitive means to extract offending teeth. Cavemen knocked out teeth with rocks! Fortunately you can see you dentist to ...Read more

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I used the dye product Just for Men yesterday 4-12-2015 and I woke up this morning and my face was itchy and swollen very bad. What do I do?

I used the dye product Just for Men yesterday 4-12-2015  and I woke up this morning and my face was itchy and swollen very bad. What do I do?

Contact dermatitis: This is most likely a contact dermatitis, similar to a reaction to poison ivy. Steroid cream is the mainstay for this. You can start with non-prescription hydrocortisone cream, and if that's not helping, a stronger prescription might be needed. Antihistamines are not likely to provide much relief. Good luck. ...Read more

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