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Recurring Face Swelling
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
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). ...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. ...Read more
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). ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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! ...Read more
The cause needs: to be determined before solutions can safely be proposed. Take care. ...Read more
Fracure: Probably broken bone x-ray must be done or ct scan 100% proof. ...Read more
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! ...Read more
Short term: You will definitely have some short term facial swelling after fat transfer. This will resolve after a couple of weeks, but may require up to three months for complete resolution. Occasionally, those with significant weight gain will notice weight gain in the fat transferred areas. ...Read more
Yes: Many people are allergic to a variety of preservative agents, particularly sulfites and bisulfites, which are found in many forms of distilled spirits. Facial swelling can be one of the symptoms, and more severe symptoms can occur with continued exposure. I would avoid whatever liquor caused this, and stay away from many wines as well. An allergist would be your best advisor. ...Read more
Urticaria!: Can be what is called cholinergic urticaria. Talk with your doctor about this. It may be simple circulatory dilation, which is common after exercise, but a visit to your doctor is in order. Take before and after pictures to your doctor, since i doubt you will not be exercising in the exam room! ...Read more
Toothaches: Toothaches don't cause facial swellings. Infections do. Teeth and or gums that are infected can cause swelling. Swellings can be from other sources as well. Any swelling warrants determining the cause and appropriate treatment. Start by seeing your dentist asap. ...Read more
Med tx: If he has significant burn to the point that there is visible swelling - would seek medical care. In the meantime, keep sunburn cool with moist cool/cold compresses. Avoid alcohol containing products. Break off pieces of aloe vera plant & apply sap to skin. Consider non-steroidal anti-inflammatory meds to reduce pain. Don’t yank off peeling skin or burst blisters. ...Read more
See your doctor.: Swelling could be caused by many things such as an allergic reaction, heart disease, lung disease or kidney problems. Electrolyte disturbances or water retention can cause swelling and maybe caused by some drugs or medications. In addition, people who have low levels of protein in their circulation may have swelling of their soft tissues. It is best to see your physician for an evaluation. ...Read more
Usually allergic: Itching and swelling are usually due to some allergic reaction (the reaction releases histamine, which causes itching and swelling). Sometimes the cause of the allergic reaction is unknown, while other times it can be: foods, medications, plants, bug bites, chemicals, pets, etc... Taking antihistamines should help, but serious symptoms mean a visit to the doctor or the E.R.. ...Read more