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Dr. Morris Westfried Dr. Westfried
Dermatology
42 years in practice
Yale University School of Medicine
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What can I do for my facial swelling without going to a doctor?

What can I do for my facial swelling without going to a doctor?

Cause?: This can be sign of infection, growth , or severe allergy. This must be evaluated and treated by a physician. ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
1,498 doctors shared insights

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


Dr. Marvin Pantangco Dr. Pantangco
Dentistry
17 years in practice
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
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I have no money for a doctor or dentist right now, is there anything else i can do for my facial swelling/?

I have no money for a doctor or dentist right now, is there anything else i can do for my facial swelling/?

Er : A face swelling is serious. Go to the emergency room to get this cared for. Then find a way to get definitive treatment done at a dentist. ...Read more

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Dr. Phil Zapanta Dr. Zapanta
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
17 years in practice
University of Virginia School of Medicine
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About 1 month ago I lost my voice, went to doc and was put on a prenasone pack that I finished three weeks ago...My voice is still hoarse and my face is swollen. I thought facial swelling might be caused by staten meds I was put on during the month but

About 1 month ago I lost my voice, went to doc and was put on a prenasone  pack that I finished three weeks ago...My voice is still hoarse and my face is swollen.  I thought facial swelling might be caused by staten meds I was put on during the month but

See ENT: The facial swelling might be due to steroids even though this would be uncommon side effect from a short-term high dose quick taper of steroids. If your hoarseness was caused by vocal cord edema, you would have noticed some improvement. Now, you should have an ENT look at your vocal cords directly with a special camera in the clinic to determine the cause. ...Read more

Dr. Joseph Eastern Dr. Eastern
Dermatology
40 years in practice
UC San Francisco School of Medicine
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How long does it take for facial swelling to go down after a laser peel?

How long does it take for facial swelling to go down after a laser peel?

Depends...: ...On how aggressive the peel was, more than anything else. Superficial peels with erbium:yag lasers typically heal in a few days, while deeper peels with more powerful lasers may take a week or longer. Fractional laser treatments sometimes take even longer than that -- depending, once again, on how aggressive the procedure was. ...Read more

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Dr. Donald Collins Dr. Collins
Family Medicine
37 years in practice
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I feel like i have sinusitis. I have facial pain, swelling, congestion, for more than a year. When does facial swelling go down after meds?

I feel like i have sinusitis. I have facial pain, swelling, congestion, for more than a year. When does facial swelling go down after meds?

Allergies?: If you have had these symptoms for a year, it's likely not an infection but more likely an allergy. Sometimes people with allergies have nasal polyps which can cause constant congestion. See your doctor, you may need referral to an ENT or Allergist. Good luck! ...Read more

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Dr. Donald Colantino Dr. Colantino
Internal Medicine
57 years in practice
Tufts University School of Medicine
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You said it was normal to have facial swelling after a cortisone shot. How long until the swelling goes away? Also do you have any home remedy suggestions to help?

You said it was normal to have facial swelling after a cortisone shot. How long until the swelling goes away? Also do you have any home remedy suggestions to help?

No remedies: IT would be unusual for one corticosteroid injection to cause marked facial swelling but the swelling will recede as the medication effect wanes over a week or two. AVoidance of salt intake lessens the effect. ...Read more

Dr. Kristin Sokol Dr. Sokol
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
8 years in practice
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
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I have facial swelling after sasyclic acid?

I have facial swelling after sasyclic acid?

Likely allergy: Don't take this medication anymore and see an allergist for definitive testing. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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What is the definition or description of: Facial swelling?

What is the definition or description of: Facial swelling?

Facial swelling: Facial swelling (edema) occurs when fluid accumulates in the facial tissues. This puffiness can occur for many reasons including infections and allergic reactions. ...Read more

Dr. Coyle Connolly Dr. Connolly
Dermatology
25 years in practice
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
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What do yiu do for a sunburn that causes facial swelling?

What do yiu do for a sunburn that causes facial swelling?

Sunburn: Ice application and Aspirin and sometimes Prednisone if approved by a physician may help reduce swelling and redness. Seek medical attention for any severe sunburn. ...Read more

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Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
Pain Management
32 years in practice
UCLA School of Dentistry
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What are the causes of facial swelling and pain in type 2 diabetics?

What are the causes of facial swelling and pain in type 2 diabetics?

Dental infection: Is the most cause for facial pain and slewing. Type 2 diabetes makes you more susceptible to any infection. Type 2 diabetes also affects your ability to heal and resist infections. Rec. See a pcp or dentist for further investigation. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Jackson Dr. Jackson
Dermatology
39 years in practice
Meharry Medical College School of Medicine
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Dr. Jeffrey Bassman Dr. Bassman
Dentistry
41 years in practice
University of London, United Medical and Dental Schools of Guy's and St. Thomas's Hospitals
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Can bells palsy cause facial swelling ?

Can bells palsy cause facial swelling ?

Trigeminal Neuralgia: Your symptoms may be a neurological ailment called trigeminal neuralgia. Not a very well understood problem and should see your doctor, who may then possibly refer to a neurologist. There can be a TMJ relation, but tn, associated with bell's palsy, can create symptoms that mimic tmj/tmd. Bell's palsy is not well understood either and may come and go. Seems like you might be improving though. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Oppenheimer Dr. Oppenheimer
Neurosurgery
33 years in practice
Georgetown University School of Medicine
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Facial swelling after a head injury from a fall?

Facial swelling after a head injury from a fall?

Periorbital edema: Very typical that with head injury one gets craniofacial trauma. Swelling normal and will get better three days after incident. ...Read more

Dr. Larry Nichter Dr. Nichter
Cosmetic Surgery
32 years in practice
University of Virginia School of Medicine
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How do I get rid of facial swelling after surgery?

How do I get rid of facial swelling after surgery?

Facial Swelling Tips: Swelling after surgery is minimized by elevating the area, normal blood pressure, no nausea or vomiting, stop taking nsaid's, antioxidants, and some vitamins and supplements that can cause bruising 2 wks before and after, and low salt diet. And if advised massage and elastic wraps. ...Read more

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Dr. Morris Westfried Dr. Westfried
Dermatology
42 years in practice
Yale University School of Medicine
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Does rosacea cause facial swelling, burning or itching?

Does rosacea cause facial swelling, burning or itching?

Yes: Severe rosacea can cause swelling, itching and a burning sensation and would require oral antibiotics and perhaps even low doses of steroids to calm down the condition in tally before the topial medications can work. ...Read more

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Dr. Joseph Eastern Dr. Eastern
Dermatology
40 years in practice
UC San Francisco School of Medicine
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How common is facial swelling from sustiva (efavirenz)?

How common is facial swelling from sustiva (efavirenz)?

It is not listed...: ...In the package insert as a common side effect, but facial swelling can be a sign of allergic reaction to the drug - particularly if accompanied by fever, a general ill feeling, fatigue, muscle or joint aches, blisters, oral lesions, or eye inflammation. If you have any combination of those, call your doctor right away. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Dr. Robert Jackson Dr. Jackson
Dermatology
39 years in practice
Meharry Medical College School of Medicine
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Dr. John Mc Allister Dr. Mc Allister
Dentistry
years in practice
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Is there anything i can eat to reduce facial swelling due to dental procedures?

Is there anything i can eat to reduce facial swelling due to dental procedures?

Yes: Yes you can help with dental swelling by using non steroidal anti inflammatory like ibuprofen. Also temperature can help with swelling cold the first 24 hours after and warm the following 24 hours+. If it gets out of hand call your dentist and they can prescribe antibiotics and steroids if necessary. Hope this helps, johndds.Com. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Quon Dr. Quon
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
38 years in practice
University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Dentistry
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In grown facial hair has cause excessive facial swelling is there any simple at home procedure?

No: If you have excessive facial swelling associated with an embedded or ingrown hair, attempting to resolve the infection with a home remedy could be more painful and result in a more extensive problem. You should see your primary care physician for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Nishan Odabashian
180 doctors shared insights

Facial Swelling (Definition)

Facial swelling (edema) occurs when fluid accumulates in the facial tissues. This puffiness can occur for many reasons including ...Read more