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What's happened to my face?!

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  • Posted By: sicktoomuch
  • September 4, 2011
  • 03:33 PM

My present symptoms are:

swollen lower lip (right side only);
very swollen and tender submental lymph node;
a fair number of subcutaneous pimples causing pressure around my mouth and chin (uncommon for me at age 30). These can be "popped" to some degree and release normal seeming off-whitish puss. They are not really visible, but cause pain due to the pressure they create in the area.

At this point the swollen lip is what worries me the most, partially due to it being incredibly conspicuous and also because it's never really done that before. The submental node is the most painful part and aches even without being touched.

Some other symptoms I am having this morning are: a bit of a sore throat (very slight) and some thick greenish mucous that can be cleared from my throat.

Now to mention my past symptoms. Strangely, the day before my lip swelled on the right side, the left side had swollen (though less severely and it dissipated in a single day). That was not accompanied by a swollen lymph node as far as I could tell. About a week ago from today I was sick with a sore red throat (right side only) with a single throat-colored bump. This lasted for about two days and included what I consider to be normal flu type symptoms, sore muscles, sore throat, loss of energy...

I should also note that I have had an inflamed tonsil (right side also) for months now. I'm now sure how to make it get better, or if it is somehow related to these problems. I occasionally drank some apple cider vinegar and honey last week to help my throat.

I do not believe the swelling is due to an allergy as I have never had them and taking Benedryl did nothing to ease the swelling (plus the swelling is only on one side). Any insight into this would be extremely appreciated. I'd really like to know what is going on and if there is anything I can do to help my body out with this war being waged in and around my face.

Thanks in advance!

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