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Puffiness In The Face
See doctor first...: Helpful weight loss diets have natural foods that take time to chew but contain few calories. Examples include carrots, celery, and iceberg lettuce (little/no salad dressing). When shopping for fruits, buy small ones no bigger than a tennis ball, because fruits have sugar. Drinks without calories include water and green tea. A calorie is a calorie, but surely avoid sugar & simple starch calories. ...Read more
Can Accutane cause slight water retention on the face-puffy cheeks, roundish face? If so, if one has been off Accutane for a year, what can be done?
Not a side effect: Most women have no problems with birth control pills, but occasionally side effects such as breakthrough bleeding, nausea, headaches, mood changes, or breast tenderness. Most women do not gain weight with the pill. "cheet fat/puffiness" is not something that i would say is likely to be due to the pill. ...Read more
I get cystic acne every time I eat dairy, I'm scheduled for an allergy test - could a potential allergy be causing this? I also get puffy in the face.
Likely not allergic: Dairy products from herds treated with hormone therapy to produce milk can significantly aggravate existing cystic acne especially as can a pro inflammatory diet. Knowing your dairy source is important. The swelling may be a result of the increased inflammation from the cystic acne flare, but a milk sensitivity should also be ruled out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
experiencing terrible night sweats, hair loss/thinning, I also have noticed slight weight gain in the abdomen area and puffiness of my face. ?
Evaluation: I would recommend that you see a physician for evaluations and blood work. ...Read more
I am always fatigued. Sensitive to heat. Morning body temp 95.6-96.8. Cold hands and feet. Anxiety. Panic attacks. Weight gain. Puffy feeling in face?
Get a general: physical exam to r/o obvious causes--diet, weight, circulation, allergies and other possible culprits. Panic w/o physical causes is a psychological problem, so go see a mental health pro. Learn all you can about anxiety. it has a cause and 33 known sx's. Here's a place to start: http://www.psychologyproductsandservices.com/page2.html ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Age 21 male 8 am cortisol is 4.91 low whatcit represent while my face has puffiness loks like moon face is acth suppression and synachten test reqd ?
CORTISOL TEST: 21M of unknown ethnicity with no past medical Hx or location notes AM Cortisol is 4.9.low whatnot represent while my face has puffiness looks like moon face is acth suppression and synacthen test required? ANS: No first you need a good history and physical exam and bring in old pictures of your face as far back as you can. Ask Dr. who ordered test what the next step should be based on his findings ...Read more
Is it possible to have generalized swelling/puffiness in the entire face from a viral infection (for over a week)? (No sinusitis.)
Ruptured large ov. cyst approx. 48 hrs ago; still extremely bloated and uncomfortable; noticing puffiness in face, legs, basically all over. Normal?
Not unusual: Symptoms of a ruptured cyst can last several days, but usually gradually improves. ...Read more
Urine volumes: If your urine frequency is associated with low urine volumes, then this reflects a bladder emptying problem. If your frequency produces normal or above normal volumes, then this suggests fluid excess being mobilized at night. Puffy face suggests fluid retention there. Perhaps nephrosis. Is there edema elsewhere? I recommend an eval with urine analysis, kidney function tests, serum albumin. ...Read more
I was using some zinc oxide on my face for about two days and on the third day my face was red eyes puffy and face tight. Do I think it was the zinc?
Zinc allergy: zinc oxide is generally used as a sun block or a healing paste. It is possible to get an allergic reaction to a heavy metal, and the time frame suggests that you might have an allergy to it. Stop using it, take loratidine for 5 days. Try it again and if you still get a reaction, it is most likely an allergy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
50yr women with puffiness in face , swollen abdomen normal limbs looks pregnant but is not. No thyroid problem, fluctuating bp, hypertension. Pls help?
I routinely have high urea nitrogen and bun/creatinine ratio blood test results. This combined with frequent peeing at night and puffy hands/face in the morning and occasionally during the day Make me wonder if I have a kidney problem. ?
Maybe yes...: ...but the answer depends on the numbers. Certainly these symptoms could go along with significantly abnormal kidney function, but it's the actual BUN and creatinine numbers that tell the story. Ask another question that includes those lab test results, as well as calculated creatinine clearance, if that was reported with the creatinine result. Or just ask your doctor. ...Read more
Hand and wrist. Edema and pain with rest, foot and ankle pain and stiffness. With rest, puffy am face, back pain and shoulder pain. Any ideas?
2 major causes: Low serum albumen due to kidney or liver disease, malnutrition, malabsorption, or cancer. The other major cause is hormonal: cushing's disease from adrenal disease or cushings syndrome from exogenous steroid use and premenstrual syndrome in young women. Finally, there are many people who feel "puffy" but really aren't. ...Read more
Stand and cut salt: Stand up. The fluid will drain out of your puffy face and create puffy ankles. To solve the problem more satisfactorily, cut down on the amount of sodium you eat. Excess fluid is due to excess salt. ...Read more
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