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Possible causes of face swelling include an allergic reaction, insect bite allergy, drug allergy, dental abscess, sinusitis… Any comments?

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  1. Holly says:

    Mar 9, 2011 Why Is My Face Puffy & Swollen When I Wake Up?. A number of things can cause you to have a puffy or swollen face in the morning. Some are

  2. Jannet says:

    Its either an abscessed tooth, abscessed perio pocket, something lodged like popcorn or peanut skin or hull, or a serious sinus infection. If this could be from popcorn or peanuts you can try the floss method. Taking a piece of floss and tie a single knot in it, then place it as you normally would to floss around the tooth in question, then gently pull the floss through with the knot sliding in under the tissue. Do this on both sides of the tooth. This will usually pull what ever is lodged or stuck under the tissue out. It may take a few tries to get it, but it will eventually work, just keep trying. After you remove the particle, rinse with warm salt water to ease the soreness. If this is an abscessed tooth you will have to see a dentist. In the meantime you can take Motrin or Advil 800mg dose every six hours. If you have any antibiotics, start taking them now for a heads up on what ever your dentist will prescribe. You can use an ice pack but only if it feels better. Sometimes heat seems to help more, so you may want to try a heat pad if the ice doesnt seem to help. If its an abscess he can also try checking his teeth for any swollen area. If there is an area that is swollen he can try to express the pus by pressing against this area. Using his clean finger, he can press or push the area at the root of the tooth and push downward or outward towards the tooth or tissue surrounding the tooth. This may be slightly painful, but if he can relieve the pressure it will feel so much better. Use really hot salt water rinses, several times today and in the morning to help ease the soreness. He can also use a peroxide and warm water rinse, mixed half and half. Try to hold the solution against the area for a minute or two if possible. Do this for either” an abscess or something lodged under the tissue.If this is extremely swollen and painful and he doesnt experience any relief from what Ive suggested, then this may warrant a trip to the emergency room for antibiotics and pain medication. This is what they will offer along with a recommendation that he see a dentist, if it is a tooth ache. Its an added cost going to the ER especially if he is uninsured, but in some cases its a must. Since I cant examine the tooth, this is up to you and what you feel is necessary. Tomorrow morning he will need to see his dentist for an emergency visit. This is depending on if it was something under the tissue and you removed it, then it should heal on its own. Hopefully what Ive suggested above will offer some relief today and tonight. Hope Ive been of some help. Good luck!

  3. Oliva says:

    I just washed my face with around my nose and on Neutrogena face wash and Benzaclin swollen? and its itchy and stings and tonight my face got and my pores got large my cheeks.

  4. Lanora says:

    Apparently and unofficially, John McCain was diagnosed five years ago with a skin melanoma on his cheek. He reports it has left his cheek with a puffy look. More:http://answers.ask.com/Health/Diseases/why_is_john_mccain_face_swollen

  5. Justa says:

    Whether you are involved in a fight, car accident or just a clumsy fall, you can seriously injure yourself. A swollen face or lip is a common injury you can take care of yourself. Unless you have a major head trauma, concussion, abrasion or… More:http://www.ehow.com/how_5612197_heal-swollen-face-lip.html?ref=Track2&utm_source=ask

  6. Regine says:

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  7. Hana says:

    If youve been anorexic its probably just normal because youve seen a face without the normal covering of flesh and muscle. See the Doctor though because anorexics and people who abuse laxatives often ruin there lymph system which does cause

  8. Rosio says:

    Why Is My Face Puffy in the Morning?. For many, waking up in the morning with a puffy face has become a far too common aspect of the aging process. Detail:http://www.ehow.com/facts_5721203_face-puffy-morning_.html

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