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Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Swollen Face (Overview)

Swollen face is also known as Facial swelling. Facial swelling is the build-up of fluid in the tissues of the face. Swelling may also affect the neck.


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Can renal failure cause swollen face?

Can renal failure cause swollen face?

Yes: When kidneys lose function you cannot eliminate salt and water. As it accumulates in the body it causes swelling in the face, belly and other areas. ...Read more

Dr. Suzanne Galli
64 doctors shared insights

Swollen Face (Overview)

Swollen face is also known as Facial swelling. Facial swelling is the build-up of fluid in the tissues of the face. Swelling may also affect the neck.


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What does it mean a swollen face?

What does it mean a swollen face?

Facial Swelling: A variety of mild to serious disorders, diseases and conditions can lead to face swelling. Swelling can result from infections, allergies, medications, trauma and malignancy (cancer). ...Read more

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Treating Swollen Feet or Ankles (Checklist)

Move your body. Avoid sitting or standing for long periods
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Don't wear tight garments
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Lose weight if needed
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Avoid standard diuretics as they won't solve the problem
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What medication should I use to treat red swollen and irritated face due to itching during allergic reaction? (to fluocinonide ointment)

What medication should I use to treat red swollen and irritated face due to itching during allergic reaction? (to fluocinonide ointment)

Allergic Reaction: You will have to use prescription topical medication like Cloderm or Locoid lotion. Oral Prednisone can also be helpful to help the swelling. See your local dermatologist for help with your skin condition. ...Read more

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I have swollen face for a while now..Not sure what it is. What should I do?

I have swollen face for a while now..Not sure what it is. What should I do?

ALLERGY SINUSITIS: Most likely you have allergy sinusitis , or you could be having a chronic sinusitis try to take allergy medicine like zyrtec or Benadryl at night since it could make you drowsy if persistent you might need to see ENT specialist some people benefit from saline nasal spray, some suggest local honey from your local farmer market. ...Read more

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Swollen face and fever after dentist work what can be the problem?

Swollen face and fever after dentist work what can be the problem?

Possible infection: Both swelling and fever are classic indications of an infection. However, since we have little information to go on as to what treatment you had and for what, we can't know for sure. The swelling could be from the injection and the fever could be unrelated to your dental treatment. However, since it might be an infection, you need to see your dentist asap for an evaluation. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a swollen face?

Swollen face: Find the reason for the swelling. Contact a plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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Acyclovir 800mg, took one pill last night and woke w/ swollen face. Taking for shingles, rash is on face as well. Please help me I have no ins..

Acyclovir 800mg, took one pill last night and woke w/ swollen face.  Taking for shingles, rash is on face as well.  Please help me I have no ins..

Angioedema: An allergic like reaction to Acyclovir is a possible explanation for your facial swelling. It can be accompanied by a rash, swollen face, lips, tongue, as well as throat swelling which could be life threatening. Would need to stop the medication. Facial shingles should be managed by a doctor. Can't rule out ocular herpes in your case. Er is a good option or at least urgent care. ...Read more

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Should you get a swollen face a day after a car accident?

Should you get a swollen face a day after a car accident?

See a doctor: Swelling of the face after trauma could signal a significant injury such as facial fracture. Please see a doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more