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Doctor insights on: Recurring Face Swelling

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Swelling to left side of face why?

Swelling to left side of face why?

May be Parotitis: Swelling on one side, if not recently injured, can be due to infection of parotid glands, or bell's palsey, or a dental problem. If it does not resolve with warm compresses over several hours, medical evaluation should be sought.

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 can cause swelling of the face?

What can cause swelling of the face?

Face swelling: Lots of reason for swelling including allergic reactions, scarring from procedures done. Or sun damage.

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How can I bring down swelling of the face?

How can I bring down swelling of the face?

Swelling is tough: Treatment is by cause so that must first be determined. Some are self limited orhers can be chronic. Some are annoying but some can be very dangerous. Start with your pcp (primary care physician).

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How do I decrease swelling in the face from injury?

How do I decrease swelling in the face from injury?

Depends: If facial swelling from an injury is due to a contusion, ice may help decrease the swelling. If the swelling is due to an infection, get evaluated by your physician immediately.

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Swelling head how long to go away after hitting it?

Swelling head how long to go away after hitting it?

Days at least: It'll take days- and longer if you have a hematoma (a collection of blood under the skin or muscle). If you have a hematoma, the bruising could become extensive before it resolves.

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What can cause swelling in the left side of a 14-month-olds face?

What can cause swelling in the left side of a 14-month-olds face?

See the pediatrician: Swelling of a child's face is not normal, and your child should be seen by a doctor as soon as possible. This could be dental related (unlikely at this age), an insect bite (if red and swollen +/- itching) or it could represent an infection (red, swollen, warm, painful to touch, +/- fever).

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Got hit in the face with a volleyball. How do I reduce the swelling?

Got hit in the face with a volleyball. How do I reduce the swelling?

Natural healing: When our bodies sustain an injury, the immediate response is inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling). This is the body increasing the blood flow to the injury to bring healing factors to the area and also the veins expand to carry bad stuff away. The key is to do things that reduce the parts of inflammation such as ice and antiinflammatory medications in the first 24hrs. It will reduce quickly.

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How long does it take for amoxiciolen to take down the swelling in my face?

How long does it take for amoxiciolen to take down the swelling in my face?

Too broad a question: Is the swelling due to an infection? What's causing the infection (tooth, gum, other structure)? Acute or chronic? Where is the swelling? What is the dosage and frequency of the amoxicillin? What is your age, general health and any medical conditions? The list goes on..... Have the dentist or physician who is treating you answer that question. I assume\hope you are not self medicating yourself!

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I bumped my head from hitting it on a wooden shelf. What do I need to do to get the swelling to go down?

I bumped my head from hitting it on a wooden shelf. What do I need to do to get the swelling to go down?

Ice pack: Ice it! If you passed out; feel an unusual weakness, are unable to speak or have anything else out of the ordinary, go to an er; if not some ice and tylenol (acetaminophen) should do the job.

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I just fell backwards on cement driveway landing on my bottom & slammed back of my head. Applying ice to swelling on head..

I just fell backwards on cement driveway landing on my bottom & slammed back of my head. Applying ice to swelling on head..

See a doctor: Are you on any type of blood thinners like coumadin (warfarin) or plavix? If so, go to the ER. If you do not take any blood thinner then I would still recommend evaluation by your doctor or an Urgent Care.

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On my head 6area are swelling diff size like some1hit, from 4year. And its growing fast, we remove by opration? And what chance it not grow again there?

On my head 6area are swelling diff size like some1hit, from 4year. And its growing fast, we remove by opration? And what chance it not grow again there?

Scalp lesions: There are many causes of bumps on the scalp and you should definitely see a dermatologist for this problem. It is possible that these are actually pilar cysts, and that is a hereditary problem. But I cannot tell you for sure what's going on because I cannot see the lesions. See you dermatologist!

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Can an epidural cause face swelling?

Can an epidural cause face swelling?

If you have allergy: To the numbing medicine used during an epidural. If your tongue swells and you have hard time breathing, go to the er. If the symptom is mild, it will get better on it's own.

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How to make swelling go down on my face?

How to make swelling go down on my face?

Swelling/Face?: Depends upon the cause of this facial swelling. Best to seek PMD or Derm evaluation...

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Could stress cause swelling of the face?

Probably not: You should probably see your doctor so that he/she can see what 's going on.