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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

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 do I get rid of facial swelling after surgery?

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

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Any recommended drugs, herbs, food to treat facial swelling after dental surgery?

Any recommended drugs, herbs, food to treat facial swelling after dental surgery?

Call and: Call and discuss this with the dentist who actually performed the surgery. No home remedies other than ice applied to the area for the first 24 hours only. ...Read more

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Does chronic glomerulonephritis increase the risk of facial swelling following lower face lift surgery?

Does chronic glomerulonephritis increase the risk of facial swelling following lower face lift surgery?

Facelift Swelling: Any medical condition causing swelling can increase edema following a facelift. Your pmd should be part of the team looking after you making sure you are in optimal condition and a good candidate for plastic surgery. ...Read more

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How long does it take for facial swelling to go down after a bone graft surgery?

How long does it take for facial swelling to go down after a bone graft surgery?

Facial swelling: The swelling that is normally expected is usually proportional to the surgery involved.   swelling around the mouth, cheeks, eyes, and sides of the face is not uncommon.   this is the body's normal reaction to surgery and eventual repair.   the swelling will not become apparent until the day following surgery and will not reach its maximum until 2-3 days post-operatively.   use frozen pea packs. ...Read more

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Does chronic glomerulonephritis increase the risk of facial swelling following lower face lift surgery? I suffer from chronic glomerulonephritis which causes my knees, feet and face to swell occasionally. Would a lower face lift provoke a swelling episode

Does chronic glomerulonephritis increase the risk of facial swelling following lower face lift surgery? I suffer from chronic glomerulonephritis which causes my knees, feet and face to swell occasionally. Would a lower face lift provoke a swelling episode

Facelift ; Kidney : I would think that your history of swelling elsewhere would certainly also apply to your face following facelift surgery. It however is not an independent contraindication for surgery - just that it will take a bit longer for recovery. ...Read more

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I am experiencing facial swelling and eye swelling 11 months post op upper jaw reinforcement surgery titanium plates.

I am experiencing  facial swelling and eye swelling 11 months post op upper jaw reinforcement surgery titanium plates.

Eye and fAce swellin: It is hard to tell what is going on with your limited description of what you had done. Was your maxilla or orbit broken and fixed? Please provide a little more information so I could answer the question with more certainty. It is not very normal to have a lot of swelling around plates that were placed for facial fractures. ...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?

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 an 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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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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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

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. Lawrence Kessler
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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