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Recurring Face Swelling
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.
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
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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).
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.
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!See 1 more doctor answer
The cause needs: To be determined before solutions can safely be proposed. Take care.
Fracure: Probably broken bone x-ray must be done or ct scan 100% proof.
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 just fell backwards on cement driveway landing on my bottom & slammed back of my head. Applying ice to swelling on head..
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!