Facial swelling is the buildup of fluid in the tissues of the face. Swelling may also affect the neck and upper arms. If the facial swelling is mild, it may be hard to detect. Let the health care provider know the following:.
What can cause facial swelling?
Face swelling: Causes, treatment, and when to see a doctor
You may occasionally wake up with a swollen, puffy face. This could happen as a result of pressure being placed on your face while sleeping. However, a swollen, puffy face can also arise from a facial injury or indicate an underlying medical condition. If there are no injuries to the face, facial swelling can indicate a medical emergency. In most cases, a medical professional should treat facial swelling.
What’s Causing My Face to Swell?
A 55 year old male patient reported in the department of oral and maxillofacial surgery with a chief complaint of swelling on right side of face from last 2 months. He reported a progressive increase in the swelling. Pain and discomfort was present from last 7 days with increased swelling, and reduced mouth opening.