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Face Swelling - Symptoms


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What other symptoms might occur with face swelling?

Face swelling may occur with other symptoms depending on the underlying disease, disorder or condition. For example, swelling over the cheeks and eyes can be a sign of sinusitis that is often accompanied by pain and congestion.

Symptoms that may occur along with face swelling

Face swelling may occur with other symptoms including:

  • Eye pain or redness

  • Facial pain

  • Fatigue

  • Fever

  • Headache

  • Skin sores or pus-filled bumps

  • Watery, itchy eyes

  • Pain while chewing or swallowing

  • Painful swelling near one or both ears

Serious symptoms that might indicate a life-threatening condition

In some cases, face swelling can indicate a serious or life-threatening condition that should be immediately evaluated in an emergency setting. Seek immediate medical care (call 911) if you, or someone you are with, have any of these life-threatening symptoms:

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  • Coughing, wheezing or difficulty breathing

  • Face swelling after head trauma

  • Feeling like your throat is tight

  • Fever with red and tender areas

  • General edema (swelling)

  • Hives or rash

  • Intense distress

  • Itching in the throat or mouth

  • Pale or bluish coloration (cyanosis)

  • Protruding or bulging eye or eyes (proptosis) with redness, fever and pain

  • Sudden or severe swelling

Medical Reviewers: William C. Lloyd III, MD, FACS Last Review Date: Sep 27, 2016

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Medical References

  1. Facial Swelling. from the American Academy of Family Physicians.
  2. Facial swelling. MedlinePlus, U.S. National Library of Medicine.

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