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Doctor insights on: What Can Cause Swelling In The Face

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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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What can cause swelling of the face?

What can cause swelling of the face?

Face swelling: Lots of reason for swelling including allergic reactions, scarring from procedures done. Or sun damage. ...Read more

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What can cause swelling in the left side of a 14-month-olds face?

What can cause swelling in the left side of a 14-month-olds face?

See the pediatrician: Swelling of a child's face is not normal, and your child should be seen by a doctor as soon as possible. This could be dental related (unlikely at this age), an insect bite (if red and swollen +/- itching) or it could represent an infection (red, swollen, warm, painful to touch, +/- fever). ...Read more

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Can an epidural cause face swelling?

Can an epidural cause face swelling?

If you have allergy: To the numbing medicine used during an epidural. If your tongue swells and you have hard time breathing, go to the er. If the symptom is mild, it will get better on it's own. ...Read more

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Could stress cause swelling of the face?

Probably not: You should probably see your doctor so that he/she can see what 's going on. ...Read more

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Does fat transfer to face cause swelling?

Does fat transfer to face cause swelling?

Short term: You will definitely have some short term facial swelling after fat transfer. This will resolve after a couple of weeks, but may require up to three months for complete resolution. Occasionally, those with significant weight gain will notice weight gain in the fat transferred areas. ...Read more

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How to reduce swelling cause by head bump?

How to reduce swelling cause by head bump?

Ice pack: Ice pack. Treating the swelling may have cosmetic benefits (short term) but doesn't affect long term results. Ice can also reduce pain. Apply it for no more than 20 minutes at a time. ...Read more

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Can sulfites in liquor cause face swelling?

Can sulfites in liquor cause face swelling?

Yes: Many people are allergic to a variety of preservative agents, particularly sulfites and bisulfites, which are found in many forms of distilled spirits. Facial swelling can be one of the symptoms, and more severe symptoms can occur with continued exposure. I would avoid whatever liquor caused this, and stay away from many wines as well. An allergist would be your best advisor. ...Read more

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Can a normal toothache cause swelling of the face?

Can a normal toothache cause swelling of the face?

Toothaches: Toothaches don't cause facial swellings. Infections do. Teeth and or gums that are infected can cause swelling. Swellings can be from other sources as well. Any swelling warrants determining the cause and appropriate treatment. Start by seeing your dentist asap. ...Read more

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What are the possible causes of itching and swelling on face?

What are the possible causes of itching and swelling on face?

Usually allergic: Itching and swelling are usually due to some allergic reaction (the reaction releases histamine, which causes itching and swelling). Sometimes the cause of the allergic reaction is unknown, while other times it can be: foods, medications, plants, bug bites, chemicals, pets, etc... Taking antihistamines should help, but serious symptoms mean a visit to the doctor or the E.R.. ...Read more

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Can tinnitis cause a feeling of swelling on the side of the head?

Can tinnitis cause a feeling of swelling on the side of the head?

Certain problems: Certain medical problems, such as menieres syndrome may include one side tinnitus along with a stuffy feeling. Although no outward signs of swelling are evident. ...Read more

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Does dermabrasion cause swelling? Will my face swell after dermabrasion, and how long will the swelling last? .

Does dermabrasion cause swelling? Will my face swell after dermabrasion, and how long will the swelling last? .

Dermabrasion: Yes, you will have swelling after dermabrasion, as well as raw skin that will need to be covered and treated for 7-10 days post procedure. Make up can generally be worn after 10 days to cover up the redness that will be left after dermabrasion. This redness will last from several weeks to months post procedure. This should only be performed by a board certified plastic surgeon or dermatologist. ...Read more

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What can cause swelling on the base of the head on the right side with a raisin size knot located in the middle of the swelling?

What can cause swelling on the base of the head on the right side with a raisin size knot located in the middle of the swelling?

Probably lymph node: Do you have any abnormality in the scalp, even a bad case of dandruff? What you described sounds like result of some inflammation in the scalp and enlarged draining lymph node. Pay attention to scalp hygiene and if it does not resolve in 4-6 weeks, or if it becomes painful, or starts draining, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Causes of swelling in face, feet & scrotum?

Causes of swelling in face, feet & scrotum?

SCROTAL SWELLING: If it is even swelling in the scrotum it could be edema. The scrotum is a low tissue tension area that is a common place for fluid to accumulate with heart troubles of fluid issues as well as feet and ankles. He a physician look you over. ...Read more

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Can face swelling and sentivity be caused by kidney problems?

Can face swelling and sentivity be caused by kidney problems?

Facial swelling: Is possible since fluid accumulation and build up is one of the signs of kidney dysfunction. Se e your physician to evaluate your renal function. ...Read more

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Accutane can cause swelling face???? .I consume accutane.. I thought my face. Cheeck. More big. Is it effect feom accutane??

Accutane can cause swelling face???? .I consume accutane.. I thought my face. Cheeck. More big. Is it effect feom accutane??

Yes: Although rare, Isotretinoin has been reported to cause facial swelling in a few individuals. You should discuss this with your doctor and see if the swelling is related to Isotretinoin or due to another cause? ...Read more

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What causes tenderness and swelling on head above ear?

What causes tenderness and swelling on head above ear?

Head swelling: The only things I can think of would be trauma and infection. Any history of insect bites? I would apply ice, but if that doesn't help, see a doctor. ...Read more

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Does insulin resistance cause swelling on face?

Does insulin resistance cause swelling on face?

Yes: Insulin resistance causes fattening. Which may appear as swelling ...Read more

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Can nerve damage cause swelling in the head and facial area?

Can nerve damage cause swelling in the head and facial area?

CRPS in the Head: When any new symptoms appear, talk with your doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Swelling on on left side. Neck, leg and face. What it the causes?

Swelling on on left side. Neck, leg and face. What it the causes?

Complete work up: You need a thorough work up by an internist to check your lymphatic, hematological, neurological systems, etc. Keep investigating... Let me know the end results. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can diuretics help reduce swelling on face caused due to some allergy??

Can diuretics help reduce swelling on face caused due to some allergy??

Wrong treatment.: I would not advise using diuretics for facial swelling as (1) probably would not work, (2) you'd likely become dehydrated trying to make them work and (3) fluid accumulation would not be the cause of this facial swelling. Allergy causes facial swelling via inflammation, not fluid accumulation like you'd see in heart failure or kidney disease. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of swelling in the right side of face that has since spread to my whole face, my neck, my abdomen.

What could be the cause of swelling in the right side of face that has since spread to my whole face, my neck, my abdomen.

Need to speak withDr: Without knowing your medical history and how long you have had the symptoms, etc, it's difficult to give you any advice? You should see a physician or schedule a health tap consultation on line.

Sorry I couldn't be more helpful ...Read more

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I got elbowed in the face about a week ago, which cause my cheek to get swollen, but the swelling hasn't gotten better. What should I do?

I got elbowed in the face about a week ago, which cause my cheek to get swollen, but the swelling hasn't gotten better. What should I do?

Swelling s/p trauma: May have fracture of facial bones. Would follow up wtih facial xrays or CT. May need antibiotics to prevent or treat infection/sinusitis that occurred post injury. F/u /w doc ...Read more

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What allergies cause facial itchiness and swelling of face and eyes?

What allergies cause facial itchiness and swelling of face and eyes?

Many: Swelling of the face and eyes can be from contact with a make up product, hair color etc, but can also be secondary to ingestion of either a medication or food that you are allergic to, so I would see a doctor sooner than later. ...Read more

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Can water retention cause swelling in face?

Can water retention cause swelling in face?

Yes: Fluid retention can cause swelling in any part of the body. Typically however swelling follows gravity with more swelling seen in the lower extremities. ...Read more

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What causes swelling at the bottom of back of head it's swelled bad on left side of skull?

What causes swelling at the bottom of back of head it's swelled bad on left side of skull?

Cyst or lymph node: Usually this is a sebaceous cyst or an enlarged lymph node. A medical exam is needed to tell. The cyst can be removed. An enlarged lymph node usually gets better with time but sometimes needs an antibiotic. ...Read more