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Iv been abusing laxatives for the past 3 months. After stopping I started to wake up with a swollen face and hands. What may be the cause?

Iv been abusing laxatives for the past 3 months. After stopping I started to wake up with a swollen face and hands. What may be the cause?

Metabolic: DyYou are purging with laxative and need to see both a medical physician and a psychologist. Multiple causes: none of them good. Time to get real and get checked. ...Read more

Dr. Linda Callaghan
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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


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Lowgrade fever off/on, swollen face and neck, high sed rate, normal blood work, no allergies, rash from rt chest to rt palm, body aches, 6 months ongoing?

Lowgrade fever off/on, swollen face and neck, high sed rate, normal blood work, no allergies, rash from rt chest to rt palm, body aches, 6 months ongoing?

Autoimmune disease: Unfortunately, you have a complex situation and something that is tricky to diagnose. It sounds like you have been to several doctors already. It sounds like you need a dermatologist to see you and do a skin biopsy, immunologist work up or rheumatologist. It could be a rare infection, but more likely autoimmune at this point. ...Read more

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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

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My 9month old baby has two sticky eyes and a swollen face on one side this morning? He has just started nursery.

My 9month old baby has two sticky eyes and a swollen face on one side this morning? He has just started nursery.

Contact Peds ASAP: Eye infections in babies can be very serious, and swelling in the face could indicate cellulitis (infection spreading into the face). Please contact your pediatrician immediately regarding this, as antibiotics may be immediately necessary. Also take note that this can be highly contagious, even to adults. ...Read more

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What helps with a swollen face from a abscess tooth went to drs this morning the gave me amoxicillin?

What helps with a swollen face from a abscess tooth went to drs this morning the gave me amoxicillin?

Abscess: An infected abscessed tooth will cause surrounding tissues to swell as the infection spreads. Antibiotic will, in a few days, begin to limit spread of infection for as long as you take the Med. But to cure, all infected tooth material must be removed or infection will flare up again. Schedule appropriate treatment with your Dentist. ...Read more

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I have hypothyroidism and Adrenal fatigue. I have an extremely swollen face, hands, feet. I exercise regularly, but feel exhausted and dehydrated.

I have hypothyroidism and Adrenal fatigue. I have an extremely swollen face, hands, feet. I exercise regularly, but feel exhausted and dehydrated.

Hormone issues: I don't fully understand "Adrenal fatigue" Either you are making adrenal hormones or you are not. Your doctor must evaluate this. Also have your doctor check your thyroid level.

The swelling suggests fluid retention - discuss this with your doctor! ...Read more

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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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What is the definition or description of: Swollen face?

What is the definition or description of: Swollen face?

Swollen face: = facial distention due to fluid build up. This may be due to trauma, life-threatening allergic reactions, cellulitis, hormonal problems, etc. ...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 (diphenhydramine) 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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Neck shoulder pain and swollen face?

Neck shoulder pain and swollen face?

Varies: There are a lot of potential causes, but I would definitely be checked as soon as possible. An abcess would be a potential cause and is potentially dangerous. Thank you for your question. ...Read more

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Could ingrown hair lead to a swollen face?

Could ingrown hair lead to a swollen face?

Yes: It sounds like you have cellilitis which is an infectious and inflammatory condition that should be evaluated and treated with antibiotics. ...Read more

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Woke up with swollen face but not sore why. What can I do?

Woke up with swollen face but not sore why. What can 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 (diphenhydramine) 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
you could place some ice on your forehead keep you head up while sleeping. ...Read more

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How long until swollen face from tooth absess goes away??

How long until swollen face from tooth absess goes away??

Treatment: It depends on how it is being treated... has your dentist started root canal therapy or given you antibiotics? Without care the abscess will not heal on its own. ...Read more

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What are the remedies for swollen face and eyes. Thank you.

Need more info: Not enough information. Please restate your question and give more info on the problem and symptoms. ...Read more

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What can cause a swollen face and big bubble above the tooth?

What can cause a swollen face and big bubble above the tooth?

Abscess: This is most likely an abscess of the tooth. You will need a root canal or extraction, but don't delay. This is very serious! ...Read more

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Ok d so I woke up with swollen face and eyes. What could have caused this?

Ok d so I woke up with swollen face and eyes. What could have caused this?

? Allergic reaction: Your description could be related to an allergic reaction although other issues can cause similar symptoms. See your regular doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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My 9 year old was stung by a bee on thursday and today he has a puffy swollen face! Connected?

My 9 year old was stung by a bee on thursday and today he has a puffy swollen face! Connected?

It's possible: Allergic reaction take on different faces, and can be somewhat delayed. So it is indeed possible that a sting in the past few days could be leading to facial swelling today. Recommend trying benadryl, (diphenhydramine) but if having any difficulty breathing, swallowing needs to be seen today. ...Read more

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Can someone have an allergy with a chronic swollen face for years, but without pain or redness. And not know about it?

Can someone have an allergy with a chronic swollen face for years, but without pain or redness. And not know about it?

No: Allergic reaction does not last years. The swelling from an allergic reaction however may linger on for a couple of days before going away. ...Read more

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How to reduce swollen face caused due to omnacortil? I was taking 60mg till last week, now on 40mg. Doc said to reduce it by 10mg per week.

How to reduce swollen face caused due to omnacortil? I was taking 60mg till last week, now on 40mg. Doc said to reduce it by 10mg per week.

Time: Increased body fat and salt (water) retention from systemic cortisone are expected side effects which are usually dose and duration dependent. It may take weeks for the effects to subside after discontinuation of oral steroid. For those who have been on large doses of steroid, the effect may never completely go away. The severity is variable among people. Why are you on steroid? ...Read more

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What's the worst that can happen with a toothache and swollen face?

What's the worst that can happen with a toothache and swollen face?

Death: Unchecked infection in the upper jaw can spread through pathways to the brain! Lower jaw infections can spread to the heart the same way!
Unless drainage was established and elimination of the source of infections, people died from these ailments. During Medieval time they used primitive means to extract offending teeth. Cavemen knocked out teeth with rocks!
Fortunately you can see you dentist to ...Read more

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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

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Swollen face hard to breath female 51

Swollen face hard to breath female 51

CALL: Call 911 now! You may be having an allergic reaction and there could be swelling of your airway making it hard to breath. Please call 911. ...Read more

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Serious tooth problems causing a swollen face, what can I do?

Serious tooth problems causing a swollen face, what can I do?

Please get urgent: Care. You could have an abscess. Bacterial infections can spread to contiguous structures. Please see dentist now. ...Read more