What causes face swelling?

When it comes to human physiology, things can get quite complicated. Here we will talk about one of the most common problems that people face: swelling in the face. Itโ€™s a problem many people experience and is usually not anything serious; but sometimes it is! So let’s take a look at some reasons why this happens…

Allergy Reaction

Some people are just too sensitive to pollen, dust or any other allergen out there. When an allergic person inhales pollen in the air, they could end up with puffy eyelids and facial swelling.

Allergies trigger your immune system resulting in inflammation along your nasal pathways – this forces blood prompting fluids into nearby tissues which leads to edema (swelling).

Physical Injuries

You hit yourself against something? Walked headfirst into that door frame again huh? This kind of injury could end up with puffiness and plenty of pain.

In cases where you’ve suffered physical injury to your face whether by blunt force trauma/ sports injuries etc., chances are good swelling around injured areas will be unavoidable.

Side-Effects Of Medications

When on medication for long periods of time especially those containing Steroids
or ACE inhibitors; facial swellings become very very normal.
Also NSAIDs meds (like aspirin) can cause adverse reactions when taken frequently over extended periods.

It gets even better…. We’re now living through COVID times y’all (why did I just say ‘y’all’?? ๐Ÿ˜‚); masks have become mandatory, meaning we all walk around inducing our own facials sweats ๐Ÿ‘€ This breeds bacteria causing an array of skin issues including acne breakouts & rashes… But what might surprise you is also angioedemas/ hives on parts of the face covered by protective gear like shields and goggles!

Okay if this were really trying to be funny then Iโ€™d ask: Did someone spike my water with sarcasm? ๐Ÿ˜‚

Facial Swelling Vs Water Retention

Here’s a fun fact: when someone swells up, it doesn’t always mean they have put on weight – this is very true in cases of swelling due to water retention. If you’ve reached that point where even your fingers look chubby…you might wanna check that out.

Symptoms Causes
Increase In Body Weight without An Obvious Cause Abnormal thyroid function or kidney abnormalities
Shortness Of Breath As we said before; those heart and lung issues are coming for us all – be careful out there!

As seen above, some underlying conditions definitely need medical attention.

Hormonal Changes

Hormones get blamed often but never really given credit for the work they do day in day out.
It could happen during menstrual cycles, pregnancy etc., and these hormonal changes can lead swellings specifically around the face like cutaneous lupus erythematosus (a skin disease) Around menopause time in women an imbalance between estrogen and progesterone can also result into a โ€œpuffierโ€ face.

So ladies next time you’re PMSing blame your hormones for swollen cheeks rather than bad sleeping habit while stuffing yourself with chocolate!

Do y’all not know what happens to human body during menopause…. It gets crazier than any episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians & Greys Anatomy Combined Shocker

Doctors Are Not Impartial To This Situation …

The best way to avoid unnecessary facial discomforts is by simply getting professional help if needed. However if under general considerations considering there are no grave implications then watching one’s allergies/ fluids consumption/how medications react would be ideal especially within context of these symptoms..

When To See A Doctor? ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿฉบ

Regardless about how funny we try to make this article here; the truth is, Facial swelling could indicate some serious medical conditions. Here are a couple things to keep in mind – when deciding whether or not itโ€™s time for you pay that visit:

  • If your face swells suddenly and lasts an elongated period.

  • If excessive itching.soreness & tenderness accompany your swollen face

  • Restricted breathability/ trouble swallowing

To wrap up…

The key takeaway should be ‘if unsure’ seek professional help but stay vigilant over symptoms nonetheless… As important as laughter, happiness and good vibes maybe (which trust me are v important!), ensuring one’s overall health is paramount.

Life hack: if all else fails after trying out remedies feel free to indulge yourself with lots of pizza while watching reruns of FRIENDS.. ๐Ÿ˜‚ At least something will come from it!