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Upper cheek bone swelling on one side for over 8 weeks please tell me what it could be?

Upper cheek bone swelling on one side for over 8 weeks please tell me what it could be?

Face swelling: Many possibilities and you need to see your doctor to diagnosis the problem and help you get over what is troubling you. ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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The left cheek is swollen and so are my gums. I believe something I ate is in my gums. Is there anything I can do at home to get rid of the swelling?

The left cheek is swollen and so are my gums. I believe something I ate is in my gums. Is there anything I can do at home to get rid of the swelling?

Probably not: I have no clue how old you are (periodontal disease?), which tooth is involved, if it is actually food impaction, or really a dental abscess from a non-vital tooth. Your best bet is to have a local dentist evaluate you. ...Read more

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I had basil cells burnt off yesterday with liquid nitrogen. Today I woke up with a swelling under my eye and now 10 hrs later whole cheek is swollen.

I had basil cells burnt off yesterday with liquid nitrogen. Today I woke up with a swelling under my eye and now 10 hrs later whole cheek is swollen.

Ice it: You may have inflammatory reaction to the treatment. Since its close to the eye you will need to see your doctor for possible antibiotic treatment. Please place an ice pack over it. ...Read more

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What could cause mild left cheek swelling?

What could cause mild left cheek swelling?

Many cause: It could be dental problem, skin infection, or other infection, etc. You need to see a doctor if problem persist. ...Read more

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How can I reduce eye and cheek swelling?

Allergies?: Lower eyelids and cheek swelling is a problem for many people. One of the most common causes is eye allergies. If you know you have allergies or if your eyes itch you probably have eye allergies. There are some very good over the counter drops, like Patanol (olopatadine) that work well to reduce swelling. It is also helpful to watch your salt intake. ...Read more

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Could tooth ache lead to cheek swelling?

Could tooth ache lead to cheek swelling?

Yup: An infection from a non-vital tooth can spread into your bone and soft tissues. Please call a local dentist and have it promptly treated. Swelling may also be coming from a periodontal infection. ...Read more

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Pain in prostate from erections/pain under jaw/mild cheek swelling. What's wrong?

Pain in prostate from erections/pain under jaw/mild cheek swelling. What's wrong?

Comorbidity: Two separate conditions. 1. Prostatitis is a condition that involves inflammation of the prostate and sometimes the area around it. 2. Dental infection due to tooth abscess, gum abscess or combination of both. See your dentist for evaluation, x-rays and treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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Wisd tooth extracted2days ago,on medication,gum swelling subsided but cheek swelling did not,pain comes back strong when medication wears off,normal?

Wisd tooth extracted2days ago,on medication,gum swelling subsided but cheek swelling did not,pain comes back strong when medication wears off,normal?

The healing process: Swelling, pain and jaw stiffness may persist for 7 -14 days. A limited mouth opening may persist for up to two weeks. This is a normal reaction to surgery. ...Read more

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Inner cheek swelling with ear pain. What does this mean?

Swelling and pain: One possibility is an abcessed tooth. A second possiblity is a blocked and/or infected saliva gland. You should see your dentist as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Post nasal drip/facial swelling around the nose/mild cheek swelling. No other symptoms. Any clue?

Drainage and swellin: Your symptoms are most likely allergy related with 'allergic shiner' facies. However, facial swelling is unusual with allergies, unless severe (or angioedema). If the cheek swelling is on one side only then I'm even more concerned about sinusitis or something 'weird' in your nose or sinuses. I recommend an ENT exam (by ENT) just to be safe. ...Read more

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Cheek swelling years before doctors gave me anti allergic drugs through iv.Right moment drug entering body i felt severe itching on my groin.Any harm?

Cheek swelling years before doctors gave me anti allergic drugs through iv.Right moment drug entering body i felt severe itching on my groin.Any harm?

Allergy to drug: If it was the same drug both times it is an allergic reaction and you should avoid this drug and any drugs that have a cross allergenicity with it. See you md allergist and get tested. The next reaction could be life threatening. ...Read more

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Post nasal drip/cheek swelling (both sides)/ fatigue. Any connection? Comes and goes

Post nasal drip/cheek swelling (both sides)/ fatigue. Any connection? Comes and goes

Sinustitis: Your best bet is to rule out sinusitis with exam by your local ENT doctor. He may order CT scan paranasal sinuses after exam. ...Read more

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Could naproxen 500mg make facial/cheek swelling worse? If not, how long would it take to bring swelling down because of tmj?

Could naproxen 500mg make facial/cheek swelling worse? If not, how long would it take to bring swelling down because of tmj?

No: Naproxen is an anti-inflammatory. Cheek swelling due to TMJ may respond to meds, hot or cold compresses, soft diet, occlusal splint, or other treatment modalities. You should start to see improvement in a few days. Best solution is to determine cause of dysfunction and address cause rather than just looking to mask symptoms. ...Read more

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