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Facial problems can be caused by a minor
problem or a serious condition. Symptoms may include pain, swelling, or facial
weakness or numbness. You may feel these symptoms in your teeth, jaw, tongue,
ear, sinuses, eyes, salivary glands, blood vessels, or nerves.
Common causes of facial problems include infection, conditions that
affect the skin of the face, and other diseases.
Treatment depends on what is causing your facial
problem. In many cases, home treatment may be all that is needed to relieve
Check your symptoms to decide if and
when you should see a doctor.
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Facial or sinus pressure, mild
headache, or nasal stuffiness are common with a cold or
flu. Home treatment can help relieve your
Do not smoke or use other tobacco products. Smoking slows
healing because it decreases blood supply and delays tissue repair. For more
information, see the topic
Talk to your child’s doctor before switching back and
forth between doses of acetaminophen and ibuprofen. When you switch between two
medicines, there is a chance your child will get too much medicine.
For home treatment measures on other types of facial
symptoms, such as eye, nose, mouth, or ear, see the specific topic in Related
Call your doctor if any of the following occur during home
The following home treatment measures may
To prepare for your appointment, see the topic Making the Most of Your Appointment.
You can help your
doctor diagnose and treat your condition by being prepared to
answer the following questions:
April 14, 2011
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & David Messenger, MD
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