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What Is The Best Treatment For Facial Swelling
A 31 year old male with abcess/decayed teeth came to ER 3 days ago and was treated with penicillin. Now has extreme facial swelling. After 3 days of treatment, patient'spain has increased and swelling is increasing even with antinflammatory treatment. Pat
Do : Do not delay seeking treatment. Since there appears to be sinus involvement the infection can spread to vital structures and potentially lead to a life threatening situation. This is one of the cases where i would recommend bypassing the dentist / oral and maxillofacial surgeon and going straight to an emergency room for evaluation and treatment as it sounds like the infection may have reached a point where hospital admission may be required. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
What would be best homeopathic for slight facial swelling poss due to unexposed wisdom tooth (no mouth/gum pain). 62 & female.
Your body, but......: While the healing ability of your own body will be the best homeopathic solution, you cannot be sure as to the exact cause of the swelling, whether it's the wisdom tooth or another cause, or if you have an infection that requires specific treatment and antibiotic coverage. Therefore, it is imperative that you see a dentist for an evaluation. This includes x-rays of the area. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I woke up with facial swelling fr in my cheek, next to my nose. There is no pain but I don't know what is causing it.
Swelling: Likely due to position when sleeping should resolve shortly after being up and about. ...Read more
Depends: This depends on the cause of the swelling. If you have significant facial swelling due to an infection - that should be treated by your physician. If you have swelling due to acute trauma - then acpuncture may expedite healing. Recommend having your family doctor check this and he or she can advise if this is a condition that is responsive to acupuncture. ...Read more
Anti-histamines: With facial swelling there is always the concern about tongue or laryngeal swelling which could be life threatening. In those cases Epinephrine may be necessary. In less severe situations, the use of an anti-histamine such as Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or what i prefer, cetirizine(zyrtec), may be all one needs to control the symptoms. If symptoms continue one should seek medical care from your physician. ...Read more
Infection: This sounds like a serious dental infection that requires immediate dental care. Call and see the dentist who is treating you right away. If he\she is not available and has no covering dentist, see a physician ( 24/7 medical facility doctor or er of hospital) as serious infections can be life threatening. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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