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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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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 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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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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I have facial swelling from tooth, are the meds working?

I have facial swelling from tooth, are the meds working?

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

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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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Can I get some advice for migraine, voiying facial swelling?

Please reword: Please reword your question and I will attempt to answer it for you. I don't under "voiying facial swelling". To learn about migraines see:
http://understandingmigraine.blogspot.com/ ...Read more

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Is it normal to have facial swelling 2 days after a root canal?

Is it normal to have facial swelling 2 days after a root canal?

No: Regardless of what stage of treatment you are at, any level of swelling is not "normal". Whether you are not on antibiotics or not, it would be best to contact your treating dentist for specific professional advise with your condition. ...Read more

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What to do if I have hives and facial swelling, what's the cause?

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

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How to deal with facial swelling from tooth, are the meds working?

How to deal with facial swelling from tooth, are the meds working?

See a dentist ASAP: A tooth abscess won't go away without treatment and the infection may spread to your jaw, cheeks, ear, sinus and to other areas of your head and neck. A dental abscess is a collection of pus that forms in your teeth or gums as a result of a bacterial infection. Dentist will treat a tooth abscess by draining it and getting rid of the infection. See your dentist ASAP. ...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 it possible to get permanent facial swelling from a root canal procedure?

Is it possible to get permanent facial swelling from a root canal procedure?

No: Temporary swelling. Yes. But not permanent. A root canal is not very invasive and permanent swelling is very unusual. ...Read more

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What commonly occurs with allergic reactions to nsaids? I read facial swelling, resp issues but I've never had these.

What commonly occurs with allergic reactions to nsaids? I read facial swelling, resp issues but I've never had these.

NSAID Allergies: The most common presentation of NSAID hypersensitivity is facial swelling, particularly around the eyes (angioedema). One third of patients present with a mixed pattern of skin (angioedema and/or urticaria) and respiratory symptoms including cough, breathlessness, rhinorrhoea (runny nose), tearing : from www.Dermnetz. Mobify. Me. ...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 bells palsy cause facial swelling?

Can bells palsy cause facial swelling?

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

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Facial swelling after a head injury from a fall?

Facial swelling after a head injury from a fall?

Periorbital edema: Very typical that with head injury one gets craniofacial trauma. Swelling normal and will get better three days after incident. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of facial swelling after surgery?

Facial Swelling Tips: Swelling after surgery is minimized by elevating the area, normal blood pressure, no nausea or vomiting, stop taking nsaid's, antioxidants, and some vitamins and supplements that can cause bruising 2 wks before and after, and low salt diet. And if advised massage and elastic wraps. ...Read more

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


Dr. Sewa Legha
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Swollen Face (Definition)

= facial distention due to fluid build up. This may be due to trauma, life-threatening allergic reactions, ...Read more