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Intermittent facial swelling

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  • Posted By: minben05
  • February 15, 2007
  • 07:34 PM

Actually, I am researching on behalf of a friend. She is presenting with intermittent facial swelling. At times the area between her lip and nose swells, other times it will her check or even near her parotid gland. She does notice a tingling sensation at the onset of each episode, but no pain or redness is really associated. She has tried to link her habits, (medications, food and such) but there has been no obvious allergic trigger. She is very frustraited at this point as there are no doctors that seem to have an answer. Are there any others out there that have encountered such symptoms?:confused:

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  • I had the same symptoms and was desperate, tingling sensation at the onset ...until we moved the cat out of our bedroom! Anti-allergins helps for the swelling but get rid of the cat!!!
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • February 22, 2007
    • 09:50 PM
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  • I hope you are still checking this forum. I have the same problem with different areas of my face swelling. Sometimes it is over my eye, sometimes my lip, or one cheek or the other. It is never red, and it isnt like hives as it is spread out more and not rashy at all. I usually stay swollen for a day or two, then it goes away. I have tried to pay attention to anything that I might be allergic to but have never been able to pinpoint anything specific. If you ever find anything out please let me know. The Dr.s are baffled and so I finally gave up telling them when it happens. I am a 31 yr old female, for the most part healthy but I do have kidney stones on a regular basis, and I almost constantly have a rash across my nose and on my cheeks right beside my nose. I had an ANA test when I was pregnant with my last child (almost 5 yrs ago now) that came back positive but they did more tests and determined that I did not have lupus. I am Rh negative, and allergic to sulfa drugs. That is ALL of the odd things about my health that I can think of to list.
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