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After eating I have swollen facial muscles at the top of my jaw close to my temples. What could be the cause?

After eating I have swollen facial muscles at the top of my jaw close to my temples. What could be the cause?

Go see MD please: It may not be your muscle that is swelling, it may be the blood vessel and treatment would be different, and needed fast. Please go see your doctor to be evaluated, and treated. Good luck. ...Read more

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My lips get red and swollen after eating, especially foods hot in temperature. This happens whenever I eat. Why does this happen.?

My lips get red and swollen after eating, especially foods hot in temperature. This happens whenever I eat. Why does this happen.?

Increased blood flow: The stimulation of the hot food and moving the lips while eating causes increased blood flow and some dilation of the blood vessels in the lips, causing the increased redness and swelling. As long as the redness and swelling resolves soon afterward, this is not a serious situation. ...Read more

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After eating chicken, my lip starts tingling and feels swollen, usually directly where the chicken touches and lasts for an hour afterwards. Thoughts?

After eating chicken, my lip starts tingling and feels swollen, usually directly where the chicken touches and lasts for an hour afterwards. Thoughts?

Allergy: People, can develop allergies at any age. Quit eating chicken until, you see an allergy specialist and get tested. These reactions you describe can get become much worse with repeated exposure. ...Read more

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I've been getting swelling around my temples (above my cheek bones) after eating. The swelling last around 10 minutes then goes.

I've been getting swelling around my temples (above my cheek bones) after eating. The swelling last around 10 minutes then goes.

Salivary glands.: Some salivary glands get inflamed due to viral infection.
Also they may swallow due to obstruction of the "tube" (conduct) that empties saliva into the mouth. You can test with lemon juice as to stimulate the secretion of saliva. If you have calculus, big enough, surgery will be necessary. If virus, take medicine. See first if disappears in 7 days. If not, see a dentist. ...Read more

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I just had dental work, woke up with the gums on that side swollen. After eating, it hurts to swallow. What is it?

I just had dental work, woke up with the gums on that side swollen. After eating, it hurts to swallow. What is it?

Prob due to the work: Dental work causes trauma to the area....But just to be sure call your dentist's "after hours" number and talk to them. They will know exactly what was done and be able to guide you...Unlikely but could be an infection....Don't be hesitant to call eventhough it is sunday. ...Read more

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Dad's legs get swollen after eating meat or drinking alcohol. What condition is this?

Dad's legs get swollen after eating meat or drinking alcohol. What condition is this?

Possible gout: It may be gout but your father needs to see doctor for proper evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Hi, one under eye swollen after eating goats cheese, I may have touched my eye, I cannot get anti-histamines- do you have any suggestions, thank?

Hi, one under eye swollen after eating goats cheese, I may have touched my eye, I cannot get anti-histamines- do you have any suggestions, thank?

I am not sure: I understand how the goat's cheese and the swollen eye are connected. Consider cool compresses to the eye. If you have swelling of throat, face, lips, tongue, difficulty breathing or hives then you will need emergency medical assistance. ...Read more

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I had a blood vessel tumour on my upper lip treated when I was little but then I have been experiencing swollen red lips after eating ever since. Why?

I had a blood vessel tumour on my upper lip treated when I was little but then I have been experiencing swollen red lips after eating ever since. Why?

lip balm allergy?: Removal of a small blood vessel tumor many years ago should not be the cause, but consider certain food allergies, or even allergy to lip balms which is quite common. ...Read more

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Iwoke up this morning with tender swollen gums and cheek above my tooth bridge and last week I had sever pain in my bridge after eating something hard?

Iwoke up this morning with tender swollen gums and cheek above my tooth bridge and last week I had sever pain in my bridge after eating something hard?

Fracture?: Your tooth that is supporting the bridge may have fractured, but this is only a guess. You need to see a local dentist for a full evaluation. ...Read more

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I have excrutiating pain in my jaw in front of my ear and have swollen glands behind my ear and neck. The pain seems worse after eating. Could this be a parotid salivary gland blockage or cyst? I don't have a fever or any other symptoms and haven't had a

I have excrutiating pain in my jaw in front of my ear and have swollen glands behind my ear and neck. The pain seems worse after eating. Could this be a parotid salivary gland blockage or cyst? I don't have a fever or any other symptoms and haven't had a

Sialadenitis: The history is indeed suspicious for parotid infection (parotitis) and/or stone in the parotid duct, but it is not clear exactly what is going on. Other possibilities include neck abscess or lymphadenitis. All of these are pretty high acuity problems that warrant prescription medication treatment. I would consider ENT evaluation, or see your primary. If it's bad, er evaluation is appropriate. ...Read more

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Hit my head on my left temple today. It is slightly swollen and sensitive to touch. Also hurts when I chew. Should I be worried? Happened 5 hours ago.

Hit my head on my left temple today. It is slightly swollen and sensitive to touch. Also hurts when I chew. Should I be worried? Happened 5 hours ago.

If: If you were not knocked out and suffered no loss of consciousness then I think you only suffered a contusion. Advil or tylenol, (acetaminophen) ice packs tonight, rest. You should do well. Best wishes. ...Read more

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My son is 2 and he has a fever and both of his temples are swollen?

My son is 2 and he has a fever and both of his temples are swollen?

Fever/swelling: A fever is an indicator of infection. I am not sure what is swollen? Is it his head or in front of his ears? Have him seen to help with diagnosis. All the best. ...Read more

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How severe is it if my right temple is swollen from me bashing my head into a wall, should I go to the hospital?

How severe is it if my right temple is swollen from me bashing my head into a wall, should I go to the hospital?

Monitor: It sounds like you took quite a hit, to have that much swelling. Did you pass out after you hit your head? Are you dizzy or nauseous? Do you have any vision changes or confusion? Tired? You could have a concussion or a "brain bruise", which can be mild and not require hospitalization, but it would be safest to be evaluated by a doctor, especially if you answered yes to any of the above questions. ...Read more

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I have a very painful hard lump on the right side of my head by my temple. It is about the size of a quarter and pretty swollen. What could it be?

I have a very painful hard lump on the right side of my head by my temple. It is about the size of a quarter and pretty swollen. What could it be?

Probable: SEBACEOUS cyst...a cyst form when one of the glands in your scalp which secrewtes sebum (the material which "oils" the hair!
Ask your PCP (Primary Care Provider) fr a referral to a plastic surgeon (if scar would be visible) or a General surgeon...for evaluation and removal

Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more

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Hit my temple on pointy hanger at work hard its been 5 days tiny bit swollen still hurts a bit uncomfortable. Could I have done something, bleeding?

Hit my temple on pointy hanger at work hard its been 5 days tiny bit swollen still hurts a bit uncomfortable. Could I have done something, bleeding?

Bruise: No Cut? No loss of consciousness? If not, then not likely more than a bruise. If it bothers you for more than two weeks, get it checked. ...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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My forehead and temples bit swollen have I had an allergy?

My forehead and temples bit swollen have I had an allergy?

Swelling: Hello, there are many reasons for swelling in these areas. One possibly being allergy. The best bet would be to review your exposures, anything new (like detergents, skin or hair care products, foods). Review these with your doctor. Medication and testing may be in order. ...Read more

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What to do if my temples became swollen after chewing?

What to do if my temples became swollen after chewing?

See an oral surgeon: There could be a number of causes, including TMJ problems. See an oral surgeon. ...Read more

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My forehead is bit swollen and also temple area on both sides could this be a allergy?

My forehead is bit swollen and also temple area on both sides could this be a allergy?

See your doctor: Simply swelling alone is unlikely to be from an allergic reaction even though you suffer from many allergic diseases. If antihistamine does not relieve it, see an allergist. ...Read more

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My left eyelid is swollen for some time now, also my left temple is a little swollen as well. Its not painful but its very noticeable, .

My left eyelid is swollen for some time now, also my left temple is a little swollen as well. Its not painful but its very noticeable, .

To many possibilities: To diagnose over the internet, but the possibilities include both benign and malignant tumors. Unknown, long term swelling is not something to fool around with. You need to see your medical doctor for an evaluation asap. ...Read more

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Head pain and tender when touched. Temple hurt and neck swollen too. What could it be?

Head pain and tender when touched. Temple hurt and neck swollen too. What could it be?

Head pain: Where exactly is the pain? Do you feel lumps in throat or swollen lymph nodes? What meds are you on? Any cold or heat intolerance, fevers, weight loss or gain for no reason? Please let me know to help get you answer faster. ...Read more