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What is the best remedy if you have puffy or fat face?

What is the best remedy  if  you have puffy  or fat 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

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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?

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 likely: This does not sound like a side effect to accutane. Particularly if you have been off it for a year. I would start with your primary care doctor to evaluate you. ...Read more

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How do I prevent the enlarged cheek fat or puffiness of the face from taking birth control pills?

How do I prevent the enlarged cheek fat or puffiness of the face from taking birth control pills?

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

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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.

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 more

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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?

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 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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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 ?

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

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Is it possible to have generalized swelling/puffiness in the entire face from a viral infection (for over a week)? (No sinusitis.)

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Is it possible to have generalized swelling/puffiness in the entire face from a viral infection (for over a week)? (No sinusitis.)

Possible: But if it is not getting any better after a week despite intake of antihistamine, one will need to consider other causes. Most edema takes about 3 -4 days to resolve. ...Read more

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Puffy eye's& face. Urinate all the time, unable to sleep 4. 2 hour's without waking to pee.

Puffy eye's& face. Urinate all the time,  unable to sleep 4.  2 hour's without waking to pee.

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

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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?

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 more

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50yr women with puffiness in face , swollen abdomen normal limbs looks pregnant but is not. No thyroid problem, fluctuating bp, hypertension. Pls help?

50yr women with puffiness in face , swollen abdomen normal limbs looks pregnant but is not. No thyroid problem, fluctuating bp, hypertension. Pls help?

See a doctor : Need to be seen by doctor to get full history and physical. Can not answer this question here based on the symptoms you described. ...Read more

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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. ?

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

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What causes puffy face and body?

What causes puffy face and body?

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

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What is the best and easiest way to get water out of my puffy face?

What is the best and easiest way to get water out of my puffy face?

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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Does unrestorative sleep cause a puffy face?

Does unrestorative sleep cause a puffy face?

It could: Sleeping is so vitally important for good health. It is when we recharge our battery and it enables us to thrive. Lack of good consistent sleep can not only be dangerous to our body ( high blood pressure, depression, anxiety) but to others. A leading cause of fatal car accidents is falling asleep at the wheel. Your body is telling you that you need help. ...Read more

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Can the puffy face of a hypothyroid woman disappear temporarily for a month after an abortion?

Can the puffy face of a hypothyroid woman disappear temporarily for a month after an abortion?

Unclear: I am not sure exactly what you are referring to with this exact question. Hypothyroidism if well treated and under control should not be causing a puffy face. Neither should early pregnancy or a pregnancy termination. ...Read more