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Facial Swelling

Alternate Names : Face Swelling, Swelling in the Face

Facial Swelling | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

What can be done to prevent the condition?

Most cases cannot be prevented. A vaccine for mumps is given routinely to all children and can help prevent cases of swelling from mumps. Skin cancer prevention techniques such as avoid prolonged sun exposure or using sunscreen can help prevent cases due to sunburn or skin cancer.

What are the long-term effects of the condition?

Long-term effects of facial swelliing are primarily related to the cause. A minor injury may heal quickly and cause no long-term effects. A severe injury may lead to permanent deformity of the face. Severe allergic reactions, known as anaphylactic shock, can lead to death in some cases. Autoimmune disorders often affect many different areas of the body.

What are the risks to others?

Facial swelling is not contagious and usually poses no risk to others. Inherited conditions may be passed on to one's children in some cases.

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Facial Swelling: Treatment & Monitoring

Author: Adam Brochert, MD
Reviewer: Eileen McLaughlin, RN, BSN
Date Reviewed: 07/02/01

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