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How do I keep swelling down? I woke up this morning to a swollen face i have a dermail on the right side of my face that i had torn half of it out but managed to put it back in...If its infected would my whole face be swollen? Also i started using a new

How do I keep swelling down? I woke up this morning to a swollen face 
i have a dermail on the right side of my face that i had torn half of it out but managed to put it back in...If its infected would my whole face be swollen?
Also i started using a new

Your : Your post is confusing, especially the part about "dermail". Nevertheless, this sound like a skin infection that may require antibiotics. As you stated it could also be an insect bite, but again it sounds infected. You should see your physician as soon as possible for a diagnosis and plan of management. ...Read more

Scalp (Definition)

Scalp is the part of the skin on the skull, deeply attached to the skull and has the hair shafts from it.Rest of the skin in the head like facial skin(beard) has only 2 layers -epidermis and dermis. Scalp has 5 different layers unlike facial skin/rest of skin all over body .Scalp-s-epidermis, c-conn.Tissue, a-aponeurosis, l-loose areolar conn. Tissue and p- pericranium attached ...Read more


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I've had a swollen face off and on for last three months I had a CT done and my sinuses look good. What could be causing the swelling?

I've had a swollen face off and on for last three months I had a CT done and my sinuses look good. What could be causing the swelling?

Swollen Face?: This could be allergy or a skin condition. Keep a diary of your foods. Try to eat plain cooked foods - nothing raw. Canned okay. If you are fine, then add new foods one/week. Or check with dermatologist. ...Read more

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Bad toothache swollen face took ibuprofen to help swelling good down hope I'm good to go to work at 4 pm today?

Bad toothache swollen face took ibuprofen to help swelling good down hope I'm good to go to work at 4 pm today?

Tooth Abcess: No, you need to be seen by a dentist ASAP and be put on antibiotics. The ibuprofen may help your pain, but will not reduce the bacterial infection. A tooth abcess can lead to a life-threatening situation if left untreated. ...Read more

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Whole face swollen, eyes closed due to swelling. Had abscess on head for 3 days, needs asvice for my swollen face and my eyes. Thanks a lot?

Whole face swollen, eyes closed due to swelling. Had abscess on head for 3 days, needs asvice for my swollen face and my eyes. Thanks a lot?

Urgent: This can be a facial cellulitis (skin infection) and that is an emergency. You should seek medical care immediately if you have not yet had medical care. If you are not under treatment the infection, if present, can spread to the veins leading to the brain. ...Read more

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Swollen face from infected tooth spread up to eye on right side. Painful near nose. Partial root canal, done=penicillin. Time until swelling ebbs?

Swollen face from infected tooth spread up to eye on right side. Painful near nose. Partial root canal, done=penicillin. Time until swelling ebbs?

Phone Call...: Call your treating dentist immediately. You're asking for a specific time for the swelling to subside, which cannot be determined based on the little information posted. Infections like this may need to be surgically drained. Make the call... ...Read more

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Swollen face from infected tooth up to my eye. Partial root canal=penicillin/pain killer & day later IV steroid. When will swelling go down? Ice it?

Swollen face from infected tooth up to my eye. Partial root canal=penicillin/pain killer & day later IV steroid. When will swelling go down? Ice it?

See oral surgeon : Or go to the emergency room. Swelling to that degree is an indicator of a severe infection and may require drainage. Do not wait. Make sure you are seen today! ...Read more

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Small bump inside skin forehead left side. tingling left side face, eye hurts, slight pressure on forehead, itchy scalp left side, swelling left brow?

Small bump inside skin forehead left side. tingling left side face, eye hurts, slight pressure on forehead, itchy scalp left side, swelling left brow?

EyeThinkYouNeedADoc: Putting that all together, except the itchy scalp, I'd suggest you get yourself checked for inflammation of a small artery on that side (near the temple). That could be signalling a deeper problem that could affect your eyesight (your eye is already hurting, right?). I may be wrong and I hope I am. But get to your doctor tomorrow for an exam and maybe a blood test or two. Better safe than sorry. ...Read more

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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