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I have woken up with a swollen left cheek. My lips are numb and the gun area on the inside is sensitive to the touch.

I have woken up with a swollen left cheek. My lips are numb and the gun area on the inside is sensitive to the touch.

Go to Urgent Care: Symptoms such as this should be evaluated promptly. I wonder 'what' might have happened to you yesterday that could possibly affect that side? I wonder too if you've been under significant stress. One of my considerations would be early shingles- so for that reason I would want you to be seen. If it is shingles, you can get antiviral treatment to stop it. There are of course other causes so see MD ...Read more

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Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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I woke up with my left cheek and upper lip swollen. No pain, feels like novacain?

I woke up with my left cheek and upper lip swollen. No pain, feels like novacain?

Swelling: In the face is a possible sign of angioedema. This is a type of allergic reaction which causes swelling around the face, lips, tongue, and soft tissues of the throat, that can be serious and requires medical attention. At your age you may be taking a medication (ACE inhibitor) for blood pressure which could cause this reaction. Another possibility is early Bell's Palsy. See a physician. ...Read more

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Woke up with left cheek and upper lip swollen. Feels like shot of novacaine. This is something new. Time for e.r.? Doctor appt.?

ER or Dr?: Sounds like an infection which requires immediate attention. If you can see a dentist today do so! If the swelling increases is size, you have trouble swallowing or breathing or you are running a fever, go to the ER immediately. ...Read more

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I've had dull top head pain with left side face feeling funny for over a week. My eye feels foggy, my lip swollen but not.?

I've had dull top head pain with left side face feeling funny for over a week. My eye feels foggy, my lip swollen but not.?

Get checked out: Any time there is a funny feeling in your head or face, you need to get checked out. Could be something as simple as inflammation of the face going to your face, which is usually viral, but you need a good exam and imaging, preferably an mri. ...Read more

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Feel like I'm getting a sinus infection face, head hurt, nose is swollen on left side, lip is swollen, face feels hot and puffy n sore? What can I do?

Feel like I'm getting a sinus infection face, head hurt, nose is swollen on left side, lip is swollen, face feels hot and puffy n sore? What can I do?

Allergy/infection: You are describing symptoms that could be due to allergy or to a sinus infection. Taking an anti-histamine like Claritin, (loratadine) Allegra or Zyrtec (not all 3) will help allergy a lot, and maybe help sinus infection a little. If you have a fever, chills and/or sweats then sinus infection is more likely. If symptoms don't clear up with an anti-histamine, then you should see a doctor. ...Read more

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My son is 5 and for the past 3 days he has been complaining about his left cheek hurting today he can hardly eat hurts open his mouth swollen inside?

My son is 5 and for the past 3 days he has been complaining about his left cheek hurting today he can hardly eat hurts open his mouth swollen inside?

He might need to: See his dentist for possible tooth abscess. Or you can see his pediatrician first to treat the infection. You can give him Motrin for pain and swelling. ...Read more

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It hard for me to open my mouth to eat it's been hurting inside my left cheek for 2 days now and it's getting more and more swollen...Not sure what it?

It hard for me to open my mouth to eat it's been hurting inside my left cheek for 2 days now and it's getting more and more swollen...Not sure what it?

Inflamed wisdom 2th: While TMJ or other issues are possible, the swelling and soreness and limited opening are more commonly associated with a pericoronitis. Gum inflammation around a unerupted or partially erupted wisdom tooth. Wash your hand and push your finger on the pad behind the last tooth on the left side. If the pain increases, the probability of wisdom tooth / wisdom tooth gum area involvement is high. ...Read more

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I have got a swollen mouth under my left cheek, how to get rid of it?

Depends on cause: The treatment depends on the cause. If this is due to trauma or injury, ice packs and a tincture of time may help. If there is no trauma, then an infection is more likely, and you should seek evaluation to determine the cause. See your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a cyst on my left cheek. Swollen red and tender, lil bigger then an inch, but there's no head on it. Should I go to doctor and have it removed?

I have a cyst on my left cheek. Swollen red and tender, lil bigger then an inch, but there's no head on it. Should I go to doctor and have it removed?

Need to see a doctor: It is important that you see a doctor promptly for this situation. The fact that the cyst is swollen and tender indicates that it is infected. Although cysts can remain on the skin without presenting a problem your symptoms indicate that it is now infected. It is important to have the infection drained and determine what is causing the infection. ...Read more

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My left cheek is swollen and numb I feel sick and my head hurts in my forehead area?

My left cheek is swollen and numb I feel sick and my head hurts in my forehead area?

More info needed: This isn't much info to go on. The swelling/numbness is bit unusual. If it's swollen enough that someone else can easily tell, then a medical exam would be wise. You could also do a HealthTap Virtual Consult with live video to better see what's going on. ...Read more

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I have a bad cold. It came on suddenly Tues. My head is congested and I am sneezing. This morn. I woke up and my eyes & left cheek- swollen and puffy?

Could be sinus: Sounds like you could have a sinus infection. This may require antibiotics, so it's best to see a primary care doctor. In the meantime, getting plenty of fluids and taking over-the-counter decongestants may help (if you don't have heart issues). ...Read more

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Left side of my face: swollen, warm & painful. On the lining of my jaw, between left inner cheek and my molar (19) is hard mound with white head. Help?

Left side of my face: swollen, warm & painful. On the lining of my jaw, between left inner cheek and my molar (19) is hard mound with white head. Help?

Infected tooth: You are describing an abscess with a fistula due to an infected tooth. Please get yourself checked by a dentist to deal with the situation. ...Read more

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Swollen gums in entire upper left quadrant of mouth. Pain up high in gums next to where it meets cheek. Caused by teeth?

Swollen gums in entire upper left quadrant of mouth. Pain up high in gums next to where it meets cheek. Caused by teeth?

Hard to know: ... but it could be an abscess or another tooth related infection. May be best to see your dentist. ...Read more

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Chronic cheek/lip biter. I bit my entire lip the other night bad. Woke up to my lips beat red and super swollen what was this? It's a little better.

Chronic cheek/lip biter. I bit my entire lip the other night bad. Woke up to my lips beat red and super swollen what was this? It's a little better.

Infection: Your lip injury may be infected - start using warm compresses and see your physician. Consider consulting your Dentist or Oral Surgeon about obtaining a Bite Guard to use at night, this could reduce your injuries. ...Read more

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Hey doctor, I got stitches including today 3 days ago on the inside of my cheek/upper lip area. Since I got the stitches, it has gotten more swollen?

Hey doctor, I got stitches including today 3 days ago on the inside of my cheek/upper lip area. Since I got the stitches, it has gotten more swollen?

Get examined: It is possible you may have an infection which should be treated. I suggest going for a check-up as soon as possible at a clinic or where you got the stitches. If you have an infection it is important to treat it as soon as possible before it spreads further. ...Read more

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Angioedema only on my upper r lip, upper r cheek x yrs. Intolerance to temp changes from cold/hot- hives all over. Fingers always look kind red/swollen?

Angioedema only on my upper r lip, upper r cheek x yrs. Intolerance to temp changes from cold/hot- hives all over. Fingers always look kind red/swollen?

See an allergist: This needs to be investigated. If you have not seen an allergist yet, you should, you need to have a work up of the swelling, there are things that you can react to that can cause it and also a hereditary type of angioedema that needs to be ruled out. ...Read more

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My one side cheek and upper lip swollen from past 5 month. I am having medicines- betnesol and atarax (hydroxyzine) 25 mg. If I will nt take for 1 day. Again swilling?

My one side cheek and upper lip swollen from past 5 month. I am having medicines- betnesol and atarax (hydroxyzine) 25 mg. If I will nt take for 1 day. Again swilling?

See Allergist: Could be suffering from chronic idiopathic or spontaneous angioedema (swelling). ACE inhibitors can cause this as well. Aspirin and NSAID's (such as ibuprofen or Alleve) can sometimes cause flares. Daily high dose antihistamines are first line treatment however if you are not well controlled on this regimen see Allergist for further workup, make sure not hereditary or acquired angioedema. ...Read more

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Father (67 y/o) has had swollen lip and cheek 4 times over last six months, resolves on its own in 24 hours. No known allergies, has happened at different times and places so cannot determine a common cause.

Dental Issue: Has your father been examined by a dentist to rule out any dental problems? If not, it would be wise to make an appointment. It may be an abscess that keeps draining. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph node (~quarter size) right side under chin. Hurts to touch and when head tilts to left or back (skin presses at it stretches). 2 days?

Swollen lymph node (~quarter size) right side under chin. Hurts to touch and when head tilts to left or back (skin presses at it stretches). 2 days?

Infectious: Swollen tender lymph nodes over a several day perior probably represents an infectious etiology. These particular lymph nodes can become swollen due to infections within the mouth. Mono and other viral ilness can cause a similar picture. Persistant swollen lymph nodes warrent evaluation and biopsy to exclude a lymphoma. ...Read more

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The past week I've had severe migraines (2x/day) on the left side of my head. I have a swollen lymph node on the same side. What could this be from?

The past week I've had severe migraines (2x/day) on the left side of my head. I have a swollen lymph node on the same side. What could this be from?

Go see yr Doctor: Any enlarged node, unless caused by a sore throat/infection, needs medical attention. Migraine is probably unrelated to the neck node, yet a medical exam and treatment is necessary and will help you control it and make you feel well if you take a triptan medication which can work wonders to control a migraine. ...Read more

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When tensed I press both the temple nerve (like) area. That relieves pain. Now my left head between scalp and temple has swollen. When I press it t hurts. Everyday this occurs. Reason and what could t b?

When tensed I press both the temple nerve (like) area. That relieves pain. Now my left head between scalp and temple has swollen. When I press it t hurts. Everyday this occurs. Reason and what could t b?

Need an exam: Without an examine and based on the scant history provided, please be seen to get evaluated for a temporal artery aneurysm, specially if there is history of trauma to that region. It can be serious, but very effective speedy treatment available. Hope it is something benign that well go away on its own like most things in medicine. ...Read more

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Why I get pain swollen vein on my left side of my head. It hurts as you touch. I massage it it hurts too much?

Why I get pain swollen vein on my left side of my head. It hurts as you touch. I massage it it hurts too much?

An artery: Sounds more like an artery than a vein...Suggest consultation with a doctor...Inflamed arteries in this are are more common than veins and may be a sign of other medical problems. ...Read more