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What To Do About Swollen Face Dueto Allergic Reaction
Self resolving: Facial swelling can be quite distressing The best way is to allow it time to resolve on it's own though I realize this can make you self conscious and be a source of embarrassment. A glucocorticosteroid such as Prednisone is often prescribed but the benefits need to be weighed against the risk of potentially severe side effects. ...Read more
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
I have a swollen face (allergic reaction to pollen, dander etc). I take cetrizine and beclometasone (nasal spray). How long before it works?
Don't know: If the airborne allergens are indeed causing your facial swelling and your swelling has not responded to cetirizine, youmay have to wait until after the exposure has stopped. If the problem is severe and avoidance impossible, a short course of Prednisone may be necessary to tie you over. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lowgrade fever off/on, swollen face and neck, high sed rate, normal blood work, no allergies, rash from rt chest to rt palm, body aches, 6 months ongoing?
Autoimmune disease: Unfortunately, you have a complex situation and something that is tricky to diagnose. It sounds like you have been to several doctors already. It sounds like you need a dermatologist to see you and do a skin biopsy, immunologist work up or rheumatologist . It could be a rare infection, but more likely autoimmune at this point. ...Read more
Had 3 severe allergic reactions in last few yrs (swollen face + difficulty breathing).Allergist couldn't identify allergen.I carry an epi pen. Ideas?
Cockroach: Yes, though it is not too common. ...Read more
Death: Unchecked infection in the upper jaw can spread through pathways to the brain! Lower jaw infections can spread to the heart the same way! Unless drainage was established and elimination of the source of infections,people died from these ailments. During Medieval time they used primitive means to extract offending teeth. Cavemen knocked out teeth with rocks! Fortunately you can see you dentist to ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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