Swollen and Puffy Face:
A puffy face may be caused by either internal or external factor. It may be due to an anaphylactic reaction or it can be the result of an injury. Either way, it is something you shouldn’t be taking lightly.
- If you find yourself having this condition by accident or if you accidentally hit your face with something hard, it would result to the swelling as the result of the inflammatory response of the body.
- It can also be due to an oral cavity infection such as tooth abscess and gum abscess that would usually cause your face to puff up because of the swelling in the gum line.
- It can also be due to an allergic reaction from something you just ate.
- It could be something you applied to your face that caused it to swell.
- A fluid shift of fluid, which is also known as edema, could have caused the swelling and puffy face. This kind of condition can be assessed by simply pressing down the skin. As you press against the skin, you may notice an indention that doesn’t rise back up. Edema in the face is something serious, as it is a sign of a heart condition/illness.
- It can also be an end result after going through an invasive procedure. It could be a botox treatment or any facial surgery.
How to Treat Swelling and Puffy Face
Here is a list of things you can do to help lessen the occurrence of puffiness in your face. The swelling might be accompanied as well with pain and tenderness, hence touching the face for the meantime will be painful.
- Wrap cubes of ice in a clean piece of cloth and apply it to your swollen and puffy face.
- You may also try to rinse your face with ice cold water.
- Your doctor might prescribe you with an anti-inflammatory medication.
- Place a mixture of papaya mashed in a basin and mix it with honey. Use this mixture as a facial mask. Let it sit for a while in your face for at least 15 to 20 minutes. Rinse afterwards.
How to Prevent Swelling and Puffiness
In order to avoid this from happening, be careful with what you apply to your face. As much as possible prevent causing trauma and bruising in your facial area to avoid swelling. Be careful as well with what you eat especially if you have any known history of any allergic reactions.