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My child has had a swollen face the doctors have ruled out mono. They have also ruled out different infections. They are completely dumb struck. Help?

My child has had a swollen face the doctors have ruled out mono. They have also ruled out different infections. They are completely dumb struck. Help?

Swollen face?: What exactly is the swellign like and where is ti located on the face? Sometimes the submandibular salivary glands swell up or if there is an ectopic salivary gland that may be swollen. Docotrs can order MRI if they have no answer. Is the swelling painful or any other symptoms associated with it? ...Read more

Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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Swollen Face (Definition)

Facial swelling is the build-up of fluid in the tissues of the face. Swelling may ...Read more


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What can we do to make our child's toothache feel better until we can get to the dentist? He's six, and is in a good deal of pain from a toothache, with a swollen face. Cold compresses don't seem to be doing much. Is there anything else we can use? .

What can we do to make our child's toothache feel better until we can get to the dentist? He's six, and is in a good deal of pain from a toothache, with a swollen face. Cold compresses don't seem to be doing much. Is there anything else we can use?


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GET HELP: Toothache with swelling almost certainly means infection. Advil (ibuprofen) may help mask symptoms, but will not cure infection that will only get worse and spread (quickly in children). Yhou son needs help, and he needs it now. Please call your dentist, endodontist, oral surgeon, pediatric dentist, or go to er. Don't wait. ...Read more

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I'm concerned because I have swollen face and itchiness?

I'm concerned because I have swollen face and itchiness?

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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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

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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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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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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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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