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Facial swelling

Alternate Names : Puffy face, Swelling of the face, Moon face, Facial edema


Definition

Facial swelling is the build-up of fluid in the tissues of the face. Swelling may also affect the neck and upper arms.

Overview & Considerations

If the facial swelling is mild, it may be hard to detect. To assist the health care provider in diagnosing the cause, it is important to note the following:

  • Pain, and where it hurts
  • How long the swelling has lasted
  • What makes it better or worse
  • If you have other symptoms
Common Causes
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Edema, central on the face
Edema, central on the face

       
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Review Date : 2/23/2009
Reviewed By : David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.



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