Puffy face; Swelling of the face; Moon face; Facial edema
Apply cold compresses to reduce swelling from an injury. Raise the head of the bed (or use extra pillows) to help reduce facial swelling.
Call your health care provider if
You should call your health care provider if you have:
Sudden, painful, or severe facial swelling
Facial swelling that lasts a while, particularly if it is getting worse over time
Fever, tenderness, or redness, which suggests infection
What to expect at your health care provider's office
Emergency treatment is needed if facial swelling is caused by burns or if you have breathing problems.
The health care team will ask questions about your medical and personal history to determine treatment or if any medical tests are needed. Questions may include:
How long has the facial swelling lasted?
When did it begin?
What makes it worse?
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Premenstrual tenderness and swelling of the breasts; Breast tenderness - premenstrual; Breast swelling - premenstrual
Self-care tips include:
Eating a lower fat diet
Avoiding caffeine (coffee, tea, and chocolate)
Avoiding salt 1 - 2 weeks before your period starts
Getting vigorous exercise every day
You should perform a breast self-examination every month.
A well-fitting bra should be worn day and night to provide good breast support.
The effectiveness of vitamin E, vitamin B6, and herbal preparations such as evening primrose oil are somewhat controversial and should be discussed with your health care provider.
Birth control pills may be prescribed to decrease symptoms.
Diuretics (water pills) taken in the premenstrual phase may reduce breast swelling and tenderness.
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