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What Is Facial Edema And How To Treat It? Read Here.

About:


Swelling within or beneath the skin due to the accumulation of serous fluid.


Facial swelling is a common clinical problem in pediatric patients [1].


- Usually self-diagnosable
- Can be treated by a medical professional
- Lab testing or imaging rarely required
- Short-term: resolves within days to weeks


Facial edema, also known as facial swelling, can occur for a number of reasons. Allergy is the most common reason and facial edema due to allergens primarily occurs around the eyes. In rare situations, facial swelling can be a sign of anaphylaxis, which is a medical emergency that requires immediate treatment. Other causes can be infections, abscess as well as hyperthyroidism. The swelling can be dangerous if it is accompanied by severe pain, difficulty in breathing and causes further infection.


Ages affected: children to adults


Symptoms:


Self-diagnosable
Symptoms include swelling or puffing up of various facial parts.


People may also experience:
Discomfort areas: chest and stomach
Allergy: owing to sources like pet dander, pollen, peanuts, plants, and insects
Also common: dizziness, itching, nasal congestion, hives or rash


Treatment:


Self-care: avoid known allergens, including food items and medicines that you might be allergic to.


Medication: anti-allergic medication can be taken in case of allergies. In case of infections, you may be prescribed with a course of antibiotics.


Specialists: for immediate medical attention, consult a physician or a dermatologist. At mfine, we provide holistic treatment programs that are best suited as per your health requirements.

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