Last modified on December 2020
With inputs from Dr.Jisha B, General Physician
– Facial edema, also commonly known as facial swelling, happens when facial tissues get inflamed due to an allergic reaction, bacterial infection, bruise, injury, or trauma.
– Depending on the underlying cause, facial swelling can be accompanied by other symptoms as well. The most common symptoms that occur alongside facial swelling are pain, difficulty in chewing or swallowing, fatigue, puffy eyes, and headache.
– Facial swelling causes in Indians can range from mild medical conditions like sinusitis to more serious conditions like anaphylactic shock. It is important to seek immediate medical care if you experience sudden and persistent facial swelling.
– Diagnosis for swelling on one side of face often includes a thorough physical examination, understanding clinical history by asking questions,blood tests, and allergy tests, if required.
– A general physician can suggest an appropriate facial swelling treatment plan based on the severity of the underlying cause.