What Is Causing My Swollen Face And Headache? I Woke Up This Morning With My Left Eye Worse Than My Right And My Nose Is Slightly Puffy. I Also Have A Pounding Headache.


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Liam Sheasby answered
These symptoms describe a sinus infection, or sinusitis. Sinusitis will occur with a viral, bacterial or a fungal infection.

The sinuses are spaces in the skull that are filled with air. These spaces are behind the cheeks, eyes, nose and the forehead, and are filled with mucus membranes. The mucus is normally able to find a way out and the air can circulate freely. When they become blocked bacteria can grow quickly. The main causes of this are normally colds and allergies, which cause a large amount of mucus that will block up the cavities.

There are three main types of sinusitis, acute sinusitis can last up to four weeks and sub-acute sinusitis can last up to 12 weeks while chronic sinusitis is any sinus infection that lasts three months or more. Symptoms include bad breath, bad coughs, fatigue, and headaches with pressure-like pain behind the eyes. Toothache, nasal congestion and a sore throat are other common symptoms.

Doctors will check your nose, eyes and throat and X-rays are sometimes used. Sinusitis can be self-treated by drinking plenty of fluids every day, as well using a nasal spray to clear excess mucus. Other useful tips for helping to treat sinusitis are applying warm cloths to the face, or inhale steam three to four times a day.

For more serious cases further treatment may be necessary,  this could include surgery to clean the affected sinuses. This is normally recommended to patients who suffer regularly from sinusitis. Some complications of sinusitis can include skin infections, abscesses and meningitis. These complications are rare though.

It is generally advised, that if after 10 days of self-treatment the symptoms continue, that patients contact their doctor. Eating plenty of fruit and vegetables, reducing stress levels and taking lots of fluids can help people to avoid sinusitis.
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Anonymous answered
I have the same problem, I have a common flu which is almost about to, however since 3 days now I have had this pounding headache only on the left side of my head. My left temple, the pain comes and goes and I also have jaw ache too. Its Driving me crazy and I'm only 14 ! Anyone have any answers?
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martha answered
Sounds like a bad sinus infection, and you need antibiotics, so see your doctor.
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Anonymous answered
Sounds like a simus infection need to go to doctor and no does not have anything to do with your menstral cycle
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John Mickle answered

Tight neck muscles do. The muscles get so tight that they send a message to the brain that is so intense that when the brain receives it all the brain feels is pain, so we called it a headache not knowing the pain didn't originate there. It's why so many people have trouble figuring out what causes them. Have you ever heard of someone only having a headache on one side of their head? Tight neck muscles on one side of your head would be the cause of that. To get rid of a headache you have to free up your neck muscles and here's How do you get rid of a headache ?
Put your hands alongside your head so your thumbs are on the front of the muscle under your ear and your fingers are on the back of the muscle behind your neck. Squeeze your thumb and fingers together and hold. Relax your body. When your fingers and thumb touch, about one minute, slowly lower your head as far as you can, release the pressure but hold your neck lowered for another 30 seconds.
For best results relax your body first by taking a deep breath and exhaling then remain this relaxed.

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Anonymous answered
I had exactly the same thing my whole face is swollen both eyes and a pounding headache. I also noticed my fingers and joints generally were aching. Any thoughts??

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Anonymous answered
So is mine!  I can't open my eyes!  I can barely see!  Plus my head is going to' explode!  Help!

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