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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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Hit face on box. Had bruising and swelling under eye and cheek. Bruising completely gone but now I have a hard disfiguring lump on cheek?

Hit face on box. Had bruising and swelling under eye and cheek. Bruising completely gone but now I have a hard disfiguring lump on cheek?

Fat necrosis: It is much more likely related to trauma to the fat tissue than bone. This takes 2-3 months to resolve. If you are concerned about the bone seek out an XR. All the best. ...Read more

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Jaw pain ear pain sharp pains in my head pain infront of ear pain around ear ED swelling infront of ear and under eye pain in nec what could that be?

Jaw pain ear pain sharp pains in my head pain infront of ear pain around ear ED swelling infront of ear and under eye pain in nec what could that be?

Temperal Arteritis: Hello, you should be evaluated by a doctor ASAP (ER or Urgent Care now!). The worse case scenario would be an inflammation of a large artery in the area you describe and the need for immediate treatment with steroid pills. You would need follow up with an ENT doctor to be further evaluated. They might even biopsy the blood vessel. You could also have some other infection worth treating. ...Read more

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How can I reduce eye and cheek swelling?

Allergies?: Lower eyelids and cheek swelling is a problem for many people. One of the most common causes is eye allergies. If you know you have allergies or if your eyes itch you probably have eye allergies. There are some very good over the counter drops, like Patanol (olopatadine) that work well to reduce swelling.

It is also helpful to watch your salt intake. ...Read more

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I have mild swelling under my left eye and over my cheek area. Not painful, no injury or illness. It has lasted for a week now.

I have mild swelling under my left eye and over my cheek area. Not painful, no injury or illness. It has lasted for a week now.

Need evalauation: What your describing needs further evaluation. It sounds like a possible preseptal cellulitis which may be related to a stye or other bacterial infections. Sometimes it can be seen with sinus or dental issues. It definitely requires fiurther evaluation. ...Read more

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Hi. Please help. I have developed a swelling under one eye located on top of my cheek. I, ve been to optholmogist but nothing connected with my eye.?

Hi. Please help. I have developed a swelling under one eye located on top of my cheek. I, ve been to optholmogist but nothing connected with my eye.?

See PMD: Swelling could be from infection or inflammation within the skin in the area. Let your regular doctor or dermatologist have a look at it and see what they think. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to have swelling down yto the cheek with pink eye?

No: Pink eye is a condition of the covering of the eye. You may have redness of the eye and colorful drainage. Perhaps eve some swelling of the eyelid but it does not extend down the cheek. ...Read more

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I think I have a cystic pimple on my cheek. There is one small hard spot surrounded by swelling up to my eye. How do I get the swelling to go down??

I think I have a cystic pimple on my cheek. There is one small hard spot surrounded by swelling up to my eye. How do I get the swelling to go down??

Cystic pimple: Could be a range of reasons: Send photo to diagnose you properly & find right treatment. For now put a hot cuetip or fingertip with out burning the skin and gently push on pimple without popping it. We can show you on video how to do this if questions. Likely oil glands are clogged & causing pimple. ...Read more

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The swelling on the side of my face from a fall has traveled down to my cheek and my eye is totally purple. Should I go see a doctor?

The swelling on the side of my face from a fall has traveled down to my cheek and my eye is totally purple. Should I go see a doctor?

Purple eye,: What you are observing is a sub conjunctival hemorrhage. It in itself is not an urgent situation. The blood will be absorbed in a matter of days. However, it would be important to see an ophthalmologist to make sure there is no damage to any other eye structure. ...Read more

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I had basil cells burnt off yesterday with liquid nitrogen. Today I woke up with a swelling under my eye and now 10 hrs later whole cheek is swollen.

I had basil cells burnt off yesterday with liquid nitrogen. Today I woke up with a swelling under my eye and now 10 hrs later whole cheek is swollen.

Ice it: You may have inflammatory reaction to the treatment. Since its close to the eye you will need to see your doctor for possible antibiotic treatment. Please place an ice pack over it. ...Read more

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I have a lymph node in my right cheek that is swollen/tender and swelling around/under my eye. Do I need to see a dr? Or should it go down on its own?

I have a lymph node in my right cheek that is swollen/tender and swelling around/under my eye. Do I need to see a dr? Or should it go down on its own?

See dentist asap: One, there is no lymph nodes in the cheek and two this sounds more like a tooth infection of a right upper tooth so I would see a dentist asap.

Connect with my Virtual Practice on Healthtap for any dental questions with my special keycode: DFWMCQ! Securely video or text chat by virtual appointment. Http://htap. Us/28qexs ...Read more

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Left swollen eye 4 days now, swelling spreading closer to cheek area. Feels like a bruise?

Left swollen eye 4 days now, swelling spreading closer to cheek area. Feels like a bruise?

Preseptal cellulitis: Is an infectious condition affecting the tissue around the eye. If not properly treated it can spread around to the eye and other surrounding tissue, causing limitations in eye movement and pain. Treatment starts with oral antibiotics, but may require iv antibiotics. You should be seen right away so proper diagnosis and treatment can be started. Good luck! ...Read more

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Face swelling only Lside. Biweekly. Lasts 2 days. Hard with no pain/redness. Location is dif evry time. Jaw, cheek, nose, now eye. X-ray found nothing. Help?

Consult: Very hard to give a helpful answer to this unusual set of symptoms without seeing you. This problem sounds like you need to discuss it with your doctor, or seek a second opinion. ...Read more

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This morning I found that my upper right cheek & top eyelid were swollen & warm to the touch. Eye swelling went down bit since morning. Cheek didn't.

This morning I found that my upper right cheek & top eyelid were swollen & warm to the touch. Eye swelling went down bit since morning. Cheek didn't.

Swollen: Swollen and warm eyelid and cheek indicate inflammation. This is something that needs to be evaluated by your primary medical doctor or your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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There is minor swelling on top of my cheek bones right beneath my actual eye bags. What could this be? I don't have any allergies. Just noticed it.

There is minor swelling on top of my cheek bones right beneath my actual eye bags. What could this be? I don't have any allergies. Just noticed it.

Hard to say: Its difficult to say without being to see up close. You are spot on, allergies are a common cause of bilateral skin swelling near the eyes. Could you have irritated the skin with new makeup or facial product? Alternatively, cholesterol deposits can sometimes build up under the eyes but they don`t really appear as swelling and would be atypical in a young person. ...Read more

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Have pinkeye for week now. Bit red, itchy, greeny goop, eye lid swelling. Using antibiotic drops. My cheek is now red same side as pink eye. Related?

Have pinkeye for week now. Bit red, itchy, greeny goop, eye lid swelling. Using antibiotic drops. My cheek is now red same side as pink eye. Related?

Yes: If you have conjunctivitis that is sensitive to the antibiotic you are taking, the inflammation should be gone by 1 week. If it is not, stop the antibiotic and see your doctor. If the inflammation got better and is now getting worse, you are reacting to the medication. Take a close up photo of your eye and stop the medication. See your ophthalmologist ASAP. ...Read more

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I have swelling on the left side of my face under my eye and cheek bone for no reason teeth are fine sinues ate good and I feel fine dosent hurt?

Are you a doctor?: Unfortunately without professional training and the use of x-rays you can't know whether or not you have an infection related to the teeth or gums. Start by seeing a dentist for a consultation. Yes, this might be unrelated to a dental problem, but only by checking that out first will you know. ...Read more

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I still have minor swelling in my cheek 6 mos. After a bike accident in which I got a black eye/possible cheek fracture. No pain any more. Could this be an infection?

I still have minor swelling in my cheek 6 mos. After a bike accident in which I got a black eye/possible cheek fracture. No pain any more. Could this be an infection?

Could be: But if no pain, fever, etc, this is less likely than a bone that has healed by forming a callous. In either case you could apply heat and keep the head elevated to try to get the swelling to go down. If it persists, you probably should have an x-ray. ...Read more

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Have sore jaw with pain shooting up towards eye & swelling around cheek & eye Densists said it could be my sinuses What could this mean?

Have sore jaw with pain shooting up towards eye & swelling around cheek & eye Densists said it could be my sinuses What could this mean?

Dentist ASAP!!: It appears that you could have a dental infection originating around your Maxillary (Upper Jaw) canine. This may be an abscess caused by nerve damage inside any of the teeth in that area or a gum infection (periodontal).This is serious and needs immediate attention by a dentist. ...Read more

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Slight swelling under one eye, rough scaly looks like thin scab and it burns when I apply any cosmetics. Rough bumps spreading down face to cheek bones

Slight swelling under one eye, rough scaly looks like thin scab and it burns when I apply any cosmetics. Rough bumps spreading down face to cheek bones

Check 4 shingles: It doesn't sound exactly like it but the most concerning thing that it could be is herpes zoster (shingles) if it is close to the eye like that it can be serious so you should get this looked at by a doctor today. ...Read more

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How long should swelling under eye from juvederm last?

How long should swelling under eye from juvederm last?

Swelling/filler: Swelling after injections is not unheard off. Follow your injectors post procedure instructions which may include using a cool compress. ...Read more

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Mom hit her head the other day, now her face is swelling around her eye area. Should I be concerned?

Mom hit her head the other day, now her face is swelling around her eye area. Should I be concerned?

Yes: She needs an exam immediately and include a head cat scan. Swollen face and eyelids can be cause to blood and only a professional can help. ...Read more

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Burning and swelling in my forehead, behind the eyes, and at the back of the head. What's wrong with me?

Burning and swelling in my forehead, behind the eyes, and at the back of the head. What's wrong with me?

Head pain: Several things could be causing this. Shingles is something that can cause a burning pain that can affect the face and head. Migraines would also be possible among many others. A physical examination by a primary physician could help sort this out. ...Read more

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I hit my head on a pole and the swelling has went down on my head but went down to right above my eye. I have school and I need it gone. Any advice?

I hit my head on a pole and the swelling has went down on my head but went down to right above my eye. I have school and I need it gone. Any advice?

How old are you?: We need to know your age. Please put it in your public profile. We cannot answer questions from minors <16. Knowing your country or state helps, too. Age, location, & gender, can affect our answer, since some conditions are more likely in different places or in different age groups. Be honest! You expect if of us, & we expect it of you! List any meds you take, & any chronic medical problems, too ...Read more

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How can I reduce swelling under eye from being hit?

How can I reduce swelling under eye from being hit?

Eye swelling: First 24 hours cool compresses, then warm after 24 hrsl 4-5x per day for 15 mins. ...Read more