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Dr. Gregory Moneta
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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


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My three year old's face is swollen after being in the sun yesterday. Is that common?

Yes: He got too much sun as well as a possible wind burn. It is important that you pit sunscreen on his exposed areas as well as he should wear a hat with a peak to keep the sun off his face his face will heal by using amoisturizer on. ...Read more

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2 year old, face half swollen. Does this mean she has dental issues?

2 year old, face half swollen. Does this mean she has dental issues?

Go to dentist: A simple visit to the dentist could answer your question very quickly, we can visually and radiographically if necessary detect if this is a dental issue....My guess would be probably not but go get it looked at! ...Read more

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My 9 year old was stung by a bee on thursday and today he has a puffy swollen face! connected?

My 9 year old was stung by a bee on thursday and today he has a puffy swollen face! connected?

It's possible: Allergic reaction take on different faces, and can be somewhat delayed. So it is indeed possible that a sting in the past few days could be leading to facial swelling today. Recommend trying benadryl, (diphenhydramine) but if having any difficulty breathing, swallowing needs to be seen today. ...Read more

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3 year old right side face swollen cheak little red eye 3/4 shut no pain dr. Gave suprax (cefixime) 3 ml one day has not hit mouth that we know dr said sinuses.

3 year old right side face swollen cheak little red eye 3/4 shut no pain dr. Gave suprax (cefixime) 3 ml one day has not hit mouth that we know dr said sinuses.

Paranasal sinusitis: I would suggest considering a paranasal sinus ct scan or routine xrays paranasal sinus. If the lids are crusting, then consider topical antibiotics / steroids. Ophthalmology consult would be recommended for sure. ...Read more

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I have cold 365 days a year and a swollen face since years. I do not have headache or facial pain. What could this be?

I have cold 365 days a year and a swollen face since years. I do not have headache or facial pain. What could this be?

Facial congestion: Chronic facial congestion or sinus pain are often caused by allergies - such as hayfever, or other allergies. See your doctor or an allergist to find out. ...Read more

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Can someone have an allergy with a chronic swollen face for years, but without pain or redness. And not know about it?

Can someone have an allergy with a chronic swollen face for years, but without pain or redness. And not know about it?

No: Allergic reaction does not last years. The swelling from an allergic reaction however may linger on for a couple of days before going away. ...Read more

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My 9month old baby has two sticky eyes and a swollen face on one side this morning? He has just started nursery.

My 9month old baby has two sticky eyes and a swollen face on one side this morning?  He has just started nursery.

Contact Peds ASAP: Eye infections in babies can be very serious, and swelling in the face could indicate cellulitis (infection spreading into the face). Please contact your pediatrician immediately regarding this, as antibiotics may be immediately necessary. Also take note that this can be highly contagious, even to adults. ...Read more

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