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What causes only one side of the cheek and lip to swell?

What causes only one side of the cheek and lip to swell?

Need more history: Several things can do this. Infections (skin, tooth, gums), allergic reactions (to food, meds, topicals), something called angioedema, insect bites, trauma/injury. More history is needed. ...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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Is it an emergency if one side of face (cheek, lips, scalp) and head is numb?

Is it an emergency if one side of face (cheek, lips, scalp) and head is numb?

It is an emergency: Numbness in face, lips and head can occur with the damage or dysfunction of the branches of the cranial nerve supplying the innervation to these regions. Your doctor should identify and treat the underlying cause of your numbness or tingling. Treatment of the underlying condition may reverse the symptoms. ...Read more

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My one side cheek and upper lip swollen from past 5 month.i am having medicines- betnesol and atarax (hydroxyzine) 25 mg.if I will nt take for 1 day.again swilling ?

My one side cheek and upper lip swollen from past 5 month.i am having medicines- betnesol and atarax (hydroxyzine) 25 mg.if I will nt take for 1 day.again swilling ?

See Allergist: Could be suffering from chronic idiopathic or spontaneous angioedema (swelling). ACE inhibitors can cause this as well. Aspirin and NSAID's (such as ibuprofen or Alleve) can sometimes cause flares. Daily high dose antihistamines are first line treatment however if you are not well controlled on this regimen see Allergist for further workup, make sure not hereditary or acquired angioedema. ...Read more

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Headache , continuous numb in cheek, upper lip and 1st half of hard palate, all this symptoms only in left side, it start one month ago , no sinusitis?

See a physician: This constellation of symptoms requires an evaluation by either an ear, nose, and throat specialist or perhaps a neurologist. In all likelihood an imaging study of the skull is required to assess this type of complaint such as a ct scan or MRI scan. ...Read more

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Constant pain and tingling sensation on one side of face - pain from eyebrow, cheekbone, ear, jaw, and tingling upper lip around nostril and in cheek.

Constant pain and tingling sensation on one side of face - pain from eyebrow, cheekbone, ear, jaw, and tingling upper lip around nostril and in cheek.

Nerve pain: Sounds like a branch of a nerve is inflamed. Specifically, the fifth cranial nerve, maxillary division. There are many causes for this, but they all need to be investigated by a doctor. Some of these causes are serious. I would suggest a trip to an ear nose and throat specialist. ...Read more

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I have a mild sensation one cheek, tightness of jaw on two sides, lip burns a bit, and muscle tightness around ear. There is no throbbing pain. TMJ?

I have a mild sensation one cheek, tightness of jaw on two sides, lip burns a bit, and muscle tightness around ear.  There is no throbbing pain. TMJ?

TMJ syndrome: Temporo-mandibular syndrome is the second most frequent cause of orofacial pain after dental pain. TMJ syndrome may cause ear pain, ringing in the ears, jaw locking, jaw clicking and pain behind the ear. Proper diagnosis is the key to successful treatment. See Orofacial Pain expert for a consultation and treatment options. ...Read more