Swollen Face

The face can get swollen in conditions like allergic conjunctivitis, preeclampsia, cellulitis, anaphylaxis, angioedema, thyroid diseases, sinusitis, abscess, drug allergy, etc. Facial swelling is commonly caused due to food, insect, and medication allergy.

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I got a PMMA filler, and my face swelled, for which I have been prescribed a steroid. When will the swelling reduce?

Query: Hi doctor, I got a PMMA filler, and my face is extremely swollen. My face looks absolutely huge, and I am desperate and scared that it will not go back to normal. I got it on my jaw, 4.5 mL on each side, but it is so swollen. I cannot sleep thinking that I might have ruined my face forever. My docto...  Read Full »

Dr. Pavan N Murdeshwar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I thoroughly read your query and understand your concern. I saw the picture (attachments are hidden to protect the patient's identity) you sent. Definitely, you are having a lot of swelling, and I can understand your concerns. The PMMA (polymethylmethacrylate) fille...  Read Full »

I got a root canal done on my upper front tooth but suddenly I developed a swollen face after a few days. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I got a root canal done on tooth, the one on the upper front left side. My dentist prescribed me antibiotics after my root canal for seven days. I took them for seven days. I woke up on ninth day with a swollen face on the same side of the root canal next to my cheeks. I went back to the ...  Read Full »

Dr. Nupur Prashant Shah

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. In such a situation, I advise you to go to your second dentist or an oral surgeon to remove the root canal-treated baby tooth as your antibiotics are going on, so you will not need to take them again after removing a tooth. After the removal,...  Read Full »

I am having severe toothache with swollen face even after taking antibiotic. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, My tooth started hurting about a month and a half ago, just one night of hurting badly. Then went away. About weeks later started hurting again but nothing too bad. I just dealt with it. Now, again I have severe pain. I went to ER, said it was abscessed tooth and gave me Amoxicillin. ...  Read Full »

Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your question and I can understand your concern. I think you are having an acute periapical infection with involvement of buccal and mandibular space infection. If the swelling is increasing and there is burning pain you may need another antibiotic wit...  Read Full »

I feel tired, am unable to focus, and have facial swelling. Is it an allergy?

Query: Hi doctor,I have excess mucus and phlegm problem; sometimes, I also feel tired, unable to focus, have forgetfulness problems, and face swelling. I thought about allergic rhinitis and saw a pulmonologist in my hometown. She prescribed me Coekostle-A and Budamate-200. I have taken them. I felt fine fo...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugandh Garg

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Get physically examined and investigated to rule out the medical problem and treat it accordingly. Have plenty of fluid and do diet modification. I suggest you do the following: Warm water saline gargle. Steam inhalation. Use masks and ...  Read Full »

My face is itchy, swells, and my skin peels, leaving a dark area on the face. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor,My face is itchy, swells, and my skin peels, leaving a dark area on the face. It happened twice this year. What should I do?  Read Full »

Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. As per the history provided, it may be facial eczema. Facial eczema is a lesion formed on the facial skin which is itchy, dry, and sometimes red with white flakes formed due to multiple factors, including genetic fa...  Read Full »

What is the cause of my son's face swelling, allergy or teething?

Query: Hi doctor, My son is 17 months old. He has a swollen upper lip on the inside of his mouth. It is not pus filled, just swollen. Both cheeks are puffed up because of the swelling. The swelling started overnight. Also, he has a fever. One side of the molar came out. Is this because of teething or an al...  Read Full »

Dr. Vijaykumar Mundeshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Swelling of upper lip, puffiness of cheeks and sudden onset of fever suggest more like an allergic reaction (angioedema). I will be glad if I have the following information. Have you noted any breathing difficulty or noisy breathing and any skin rashes? Did...  Read Full »

Can Feroglobin help to reduce puffiness and swelling in face due to iron deficiency anemia?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 32 years old. I am a patient with repeated episodes of iron deficiency anemia due to submucosal fibroids. Yesterday, I felt so different as I was tired, had difficulty in breathing, and weak. So I went to buy Feroglobin B12 (liquid iron). Today, I woke up with a swollen face, and th...  Read Full »

Dr. J N Naidu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have not mentioned your hemoglobin levels. Having very low hemoglobin levels cause these symptoms. You can take Feroglobin B12 (Iron and Folic acid) five milliliters after lunch and dinner in thirty milliliters of water. You need to drink some more water after takin...  Read Full »

I am a 27-year-old male with ear pain and swollen face. What is the reason for my frequent ear infections?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 27-year-old male with a height of 6 feet 2 inches and a weight of 350 lbs. My left ear and face have swollen, and I have had pain for the past three days. I ate tablet Amoxicillin.  Read Full »

Dr. Varunbabu Aucha

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.For how long do you have an ear problem?   Read Full »

Is my epilepsy causing the arteries on the sides of my forehead to swell and throb?

Query: Hi doctor,I am in the third decade of my life and I have normal body weight. I suffer from epilepsy and I take the tablets Zonisamide and Lacosamide. Other than that, I believe I am in good health, except for mild leukopenia and neutropenia.In some situations, the arteries on the sides of my forehea...  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Madhav

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.Kindly attach the clinical picture of the affected area to assess your condition, so that I can guide you better.Is there any history of fixed drug eruption, rash, or dry skin?Are you also taking Oxcarbazepine 600 mg?  Read Full »

My eyes are swollen and painful, and face is swollen on one side. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 28-year-old female weighing less than 80 kilograms and approximately 5'2 feet. Since morning I have had eye swelling, pain, and headache. The right side of the face is swollen. Can you help me with this? Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Zahid Malik

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. It seems like you are suffering from preseptal cellulitis secondary to blepharitis from the history. It is inflammation of the eyelid and the associated glands. I suggest you do the following (consult with a specialist doctor, talk to him or...  Read Full »

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