The skin has unique properties and structure that would allow and facilitate faster recovery when there is injury or trauma to the area. The swelling of one’s face is usually part of the inflammatory process an individual would usually experience after suffering from a blunt trauma or injury.
The inflammatory process begins with the skin swelling twice its size, then there would be increase in blood circulation in the area, there would be redness, and the affected area will feel warm. Pain is also present and manifested. Bruising may result after an injury or trauma.
Swelling of Face Causes
The following conditions are just some of the possible causes of face swelling. There are still other possible causes for the condition, and you might want to ask your doctor about them so you can provide treatment accordingly:
- Allergic reaction
- Insect sting
- Dental infection
- Facial trauma
Treating Swollen Face
These are the following methods that you can do to treat swollen face and manage it:
- As tea helps in blood vessel constriction, placing moist teabags over the face can help eliminate the puffiness. The herbal teabag variants are also ideal for reducing the redness and the swelling.
- Application of cold compress or ice pack would help decrease swelling of face.
- Applying honey and apple cider to the affected area would also help reduce the inflammation and swelling of the face.
- Grate and peel potatoes. Apply the grated potatoes over the face and rinse after ten minutes. The anti-inflammatory properties of the potatoes should help.
- If there is a presence of a wound or a break in the integrity of the skin in the face, then it would be at high risk for infection. Treating the wound should be given priority to avoid further infection.
- Bear in mind as well that if the swelling is due to a blunt force or trauma, it is best to seek medical assistance to rule out damage in the bone parts such as fracture and concussions.
- Reduce the accumulation of fluids by putting the head in an elevated fashion.
- When swelling of the face occurs due to an edema, which is the accumulation and shifting of fluid from the intravascular spaces to the interstitial spaces, immediate medical attention should also be sought. This is a life-threatening condition, and it usually signals an underlying heart condition that may have been left undiagnosed.