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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I have had a swollen under eye area for about 4 years since I had trigeminal neuralgia. There is no pain, and some days it is worse than others, especially if I am feeling below par. Now however it is permanently puffed up and it is on the whole of the cheek area and stops when it gets to my nose (It is not so bad that I look disfigured), but I think I could be described as that woman with the puffy face'. My nose is also very fleshy and looks big, but there aren't red broken veins (as in there might be if I had a drink problem. I very rarely drink - I think the last alcoholic drink I had was about 3 months ago. This is getting me very down and after going to work each day I avoid going out of the house if I possibly can. I take asthma medication & citalopram anti depressants, nasonex and vit d tablets. I have a history of nasal polyps and have had 6 or seven ops. Could it be water retention? Much appreciated any help. Also how much does this cost?
Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hello
User :   Hello Doctor - are you still there?
Doctor :   Yea
Doctor :   I am here
Doctor :   The edema is assicated with neural functons
Doctor :   the nerve functions to the blood velles is effected and veiANous drainage is effected
User :   Is there anything you an advise me to do?
Doctor :   plz wait
Doctor :   Have you tried any local steroid injections
User :   No
Doctor :   Have you asked MD about possible medical treatments?
Doctor :   Eventhough the options are less, treeating nerve probelms makes it better
User :   No - I keep mentioning it, but they never do anything
Doctor :   Nerve stimulation is kind of physical theraphy
User :   What should I ask my Dr for?
Doctor :   It increases the blood sypply and decreases the swelling
Doctor :   Regarding medications few day course of steroods may be helpful but long term is not advised
User :   I have had steroids a few times in my life due to asthma & polyps so I don't think I can have any more.
Doctor :   Do not take without MD advise
Doctor :   First get the solution from the mD
Doctor :   Think about nerve stimulation
Doctor :   Think about steroid injection
Doctor :   As for my idea , chronic nerve stimulation and intermittent steroid might help
Doctor :   I also recommend you to consult Cosmetology
Doctor :   Are you with me?
User :   Yes - I will have to discuss with my Doctor.
Doctor :   That is the #1 issue
Doctor :   Thank you
Doctor :   Bye
Doctor :   Hi
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