Is facial swelling causing you to have a puffy face appearance? Facial edema can surely make a sculptured face look moon round. Face swelling is caused by fluid building up in the face. Facial swelling can happen over time or overnight.
Some diseases, conditions or circumstances that can sometimes cause your face to swell into a puffy looking moon include:
- tooth abscess
- kidney disease
- pituitary tumors
- Cushing’s disease
- severe malnutrition
- eye stye with swelling
- Hashimoto’s thyroiditis
- small cell lung carcinoma
- face injury, trauma, burns
- blood transfusion reaction
- conjunctivitis with eye swelling
Swelling can go beyond the face, and may affect your neck and upper arms.
Drug reaction is another notorious causer for facial swelling, the likes of:
- sulfa drugs
- some diuretics
- asthma medication
- asparaginase ~ treats leukemia, lymphoma
Most drug allergies respond quickly to treatment. On rare occasions, this facial edema and other adverse symptom reaction can cause severe asthma, anaphylaxis or even death. Although sulfa drugs are a common prescription to treat bacterial infections (antibiotics), parasite infections and some autoimmune disorders, facial edema caused by a reaction is not common.
If you are experiencing a puffy face, then get in touch with your health care professional. And a cold compress and head elevation can help reduce facial swelling from an injury.