A year-old woman presented with a day history of malaise, lethargy and an elevated temperature up to She also reported diffuse myalgia, arthralgia and bilateral facial edema. The patient's medical history included a modified mastectomy for invasive breast cancer 6 years earlier, but at the time of presentation she was free of malignant disease. There was no history of trauma. Botulinum toxin had been injected into her forehead 4 years before presentation, but there had been no cosmetic injection of silicone or fat in the face or periorbital area.
Facial Swelling: Causes, Symptoms, Treatments, and More
Suddenly, a tech quickly brings a new patient in a wheelchair. Your new patient is a year-old female, with history of HTN, who presents with facial swelling. She tries to tell you more history, but given her significant swelling and respiratory distress, you are unable to understand her. She did bring a list of her medications, and of note, was recently started on Lisinopril for her HTN. Facial Swelling is a complaint with a wide differential.
Facial swelling: Etiologies, Presentations, Evaluation, and Management
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.
Facial swelling is a common symptom with a range of possible causes, including injuries, allergic reactions, and infections. Rarely, facial swelling can be a sign of anaphylaxis, which is a medical emergency that requires immediate treatment. In this article, we look at common causes of swelling of the face and how to treat them. We also cover when to see a doctor and prevention tips. Actinomycosis is a rare and potentially severe long-term bacterial infection that causes swelling and abscesses in the soft tissues of the body.