Q. My face gets bloated with seasonal changes. How can I get this treated?

Answered by
Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Dec 26, 2017

Hello doctor,

I have an issue. Every time when the season changes, my face becomes bloated and lips become chapped and nose becomes wider. It resides for at least two months. Even after exercising, I experience the same issue. It does not hurt but makes me look weird. I am not able to figure out what is the issue. Sometimes I find that eating peanuts also result in face bloating for me next morning. It affects my daily routine indirectly. My looks vary on a daily basis but when the season changes this issue increases.



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When the season changes, you get these troubles right? Could you describe more?

Widening of the nose - does it mean the nose becomes larger? Which area of the nose? The bony area at the top of the nose or the soft area towards the bottom of the nose?

Do you have a picture of the widening? Does it happen during wintertime or during summertime?

Are there any other symptoms along with that like running nose, nose blockage, decreased sensation of smell, postnasal drip?

The bloating of the face - does it produce any redness or rashes? Like after eating peanuts does it cause itching and rashes? Do you get this problem with any other food item?

Did you change your place of residence recently? Is it after your change of residence that these problems started surfacing or are they present for a long time? Have you taken any medicines to relieve yourself of these symptoms?

For how many days do these symptoms last? How do they resolve? Have you shown to any doctor? Have you done any blood testing? Any allergy testing like skin prick testing or blood allergy profiling have you got them done? If so can you share the report with me?

Along with these is there any breathing trouble? any chest problem or wheeze or asthma? Have you faced these troubles after exposure to any dust outside the house? What is your profession and do you travel on a two-wheeler? Please provide us all these details.

Please click a picture of yourself from the front and from sides and upload to us. Do take a picture of open mouth showing details of the oral cavity and throat and posterior pharyngeal wall and send us. We will help you out with the problem.

For more information consult an allergy specialist online -->

Thank you doctor,

Widening of the nose means an increase in the soft part of the nose. This increases when the season changes and it stays for more than three months. My cheek area also looks weird because of this. I have never gone for any test. Actually, I am not aware of it. It happens in winter as well as summer. How do I check for reasons behind this? As I told you it does not hurt but it just makes me look very weird. It has never been resolved.

I am working in IT industry and yes I do travel by a two-wheeler. It also results in chapped lips. I have never gone through any test until now. I was not even aware as to which doctor has to be consulted. Yes, it is happening to me from six to seven years and it is not about changing city because in my hometown also I suffer from the same problem.

I face one more issue. After gyming or doing exercise, my face looks bloated because of which I have stopped it. Could you please help me in resolving this problem? With regards food, I have an issue when I eat eggs and peanuts. As far as I know, this issue happens every year with season changes. I have no breathing troubles too. Yes, when I exercise I have negligible pain near my cheeks and all this results in a bloated face. Maybe bloated face is not the right word but somehow my cheeks come out, the area under my eye comes out and nose widens and I have chapped lips which do not hurt but makes me look weird.



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You do not seem to have any major allergy issues.

You have hypersensitivity to an allergen.

I would advise you get an allergy panel test done.

Also, you can apply a steroid cream to your face which will reduce the local swelling.

Your nose looks fine, the bridge of the nose is a little wider. But, that is a normal variation.

For more information consult an allergy specialist online -->

Thank you doctor,

I know this is not too much swelling but it makes me looks very weird. Could you please explain what allergens I am hypersensitive to and what allergy panel tests are? What cream should I use? My face looks chubby as I have no body fat. Could you please tell me why my face looks bloated after gyming and why does it persist after that. I know this is not a major swelling but if you can please guide me to reduce it I will be very grateful.



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You should do some facial muscle exercise to reduce facial fat.

You should drink plenty of water before gyming.

You need to take high protein diet and whey protein.

You can get you IgE level tested and skin prick test for allergies. The skin prick test will tell specific allergens that you are allergic to.

You can apply a steroid cream wherever you get swelling over the face like Betnovate (Betamethasone Topical and Salicylic Acid).

Local application of the cream does not have any side effects.

You should apply twice daily after washing the face and applying a moisturizer.

For more information consult an allergy specialist online -->

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