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My mom is going through menopause and has been getting random days of facial swelling and stomach pains, could histamines in wine cause it?

My mom is going through menopause and has been getting random days of facial swelling and stomach pains, could histamines in wine cause it?

Alcohol: Alcohol may worsen the symptoms associated with menopause. Effective treatments are available from your doctor to alleviate the symptoms. ...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


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What causes facial swelling?

What causes facial swelling?

Many possibilities: There can be multiple causes for facial swelling. Depending on the location of the face, the duration, the reason for onset, etc. many possibilities exist. Allergy, infection, trauma, autoimmune to name a few. Suggest you schedule a visit with your primary care doc or a healthtap prime or concierge appt to get a more accurate assessment. ...Read more

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How long does facial swelling usually last?

How long does facial swelling usually last?

Depends: It is a function of what the underlying issue is. It could be anywhere between a few days and forever. Get it evaluated by a dentist or physician asap as infection often presents this way and can lead to serious consequences if left untreated. ...Read more

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I have facial swelling after sasyclic acid?

I have facial swelling after sasyclic acid?

Likely allergy: Don't take this medication anymore and see an allergist for definitive testing. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Facial swelling?

What is the definition or description of: Facial swelling?

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

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How come I have facial swelling, but nobody else in the family has it?

How come I have facial swelling, but nobody else in the family has it?

It isn't hereditary: Not every thing is hereditary. And sometimes this is a complication from another illness. ...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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What can cause facial swelling besides bug bites?

What can cause facial swelling besides bug bites?

Facial swelling: Face swelling can be caused by inflammation, allergies, trauma or infection in the tissues of the face. Facial swelling can be due to relatively mild conditions, such as a sinus infection, or a serious or life-threatening condition, such as analphylactic shock, that should be immediately evaluated in an emergency setting... ...Read more

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Can sinusitis cause painless facial swelling too?

Can sinusitis cause painless facial swelling too?

Unlikely: If sinusitis is the cause, this would be a very serious complication which would make you quite ill. Your swelling is more likely from angioedema (swelling in the subcutaneous tissue). I don't know how long you have had it but if the problem has just started a few days ago. Antihistamine may help. If the problem persists for more than 2 wks, see an allergist. ...Read more

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What do yiu do for a sunburn that causes facial swelling?

What do yiu do for a sunburn that causes facial swelling?

Sunburn: Ice application and Aspirin and sometimes Prednisone if approved by a physician may help reduce swelling and redness. Seek medical attention for any severe sunburn. ...Read more

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What are the causes of facial swelling and pain in type 2 diabetics?

What are the causes of facial swelling and pain in type 2 diabetics?

Dental infection: Is the most cause for facial pain and slewing. Type 2 diabetes makes you more susceptible to any infection. Type 2 diabetes also affects your ability to heal and resist infections.
Rec. See a pcp or dentist for further investigation. ...Read more

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Is eye facial swelling linked diabetes?

Is eye facial swelling linked diabetes?

Directly No: Facial swelling can only be indirectly linked to "diabetes' if there is a diabetes related causes for fluid retention for exp. Diabetes related kidney disease. Another might be hypothyroidism related to thyroid autoimunity. . A few patients can be particularly salt senitive and retain facial fluid that recedes after assumption of the upright position. Liver and heart issues can do so. ...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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Can acupuncture also reduce facial swelling?

Can acupuncture also reduce facial swelling?

Depends: This depends on the cause of the swelling. If you have significant facial swelling due to an infection — that should be treated by your physician. If you have swelling due to acute trauma — then acpuncture may expedite healing. Recommend having your family doctor check this and he or she can advise if this is a condition that is responsive to acupuncture. ...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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What causes major facial swelling after a root canal?

What causes major facial swelling after a root canal?

Infection: This sounds like a serious dental infection that requires immediate dental care. Call and see the dentist who is treating you right away. If he\she is not available and has no covering dentist, see a physician (24/7 medical facility doctor or er of hospital) as serious infections can be life threatening. ...Read more

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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