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How can I treat a swollen face due to a drug allergic reaction?

How can I treat a swollen face due to a drug 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

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

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


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I have a swollen face (allergic reaction to pollen, dander etc). I take cetrizine and beclometasone (nasal spray). How long before it works?

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 more

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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?

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

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What's the worst that can happen with a toothache and swollen face?

What's the worst that can happen with a toothache and swollen face?

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 more

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Can renal failure cause swollen face?

Can renal failure cause swollen face?

Yes: When kidneys lose function you cannot eliminate salt and water. As it accumulates in the body it causes swelling in the face, belly and other areas. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergic Reaction (Definition)

Allergic reactions are sensitivities to substances, called allergens, that come into contact with the skin, nose, eyes, respiratory tract, and gastrointestinal tract. They can be inhaled into the ...Read more


Dr. Katharine Cox
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Swollen Face (Definition)

Facial swelling is the build-up of fluid in the tissues of the face. Swelling may ...Read more