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Experiencing facial swelling accompanied by pain? Here’s what you should know

About


The distention or enlargement of the face due to inflammation of facial tissues or fluid buildup


A variety of mild to serious disorders, diseases, and conditions can lead to face swelling. Swelling can result from infections, inflammation, trauma, and malignancy (cancer). [1]


- Medical diagnosis by a general physician is enough.
- It affects both men and women.
- There are no specific tests for this condition.
- It can be physically painful and discomforting.
Facial swelling can be caused by numerous other medical conditions like sinusitis, allergic conjunctivitis, actinomycosis, anaphylaxis, broken nose, angioedema, cellulitis, Cushing’s syndrome, Superior Vena Cava (SVC) syndrome, drug allergy, preeclampsia, hypothyroidism, or tooth infection. If the swelling is persistent, one must consult a doctor.
Ages affected – No particular age group is more at risk as swelling of the face is not completely dependent of the age factor.


Symptoms


Self-diagnosable
If symptoms include the swelling of the face accompanied by other symptoms for anaphylaxis or Superior Vena Cava syndrome, get evaluated by a doctor immediately.


People may experience
Swelling: The face will swell near the eyes and cheeks and become puffy.
Pain: Pain where the face is swollen.
Other: In case of serious underlying conditions, one might experience anaphylaxis, coughing, fatigue, fever, abdominal pain, or weight gain.


Treatment


Self-care: The self-care practices vary according to the factors causing the swelling.
Medication: A doctor will prescribe medication according to the cause.
Specialist: A specialist should be consulted. At mfine, complete treatment is provided to the patient for a healthy life.

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