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What causes unexplained painful dry swelling in face in the morning?

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Posted on Mon, 15 Dec 2014
Question: I have woke up the past two morning with an extremely swollen face. My skin is extremely dry, almost painful.
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Answered by Dr. Geetika Paul (24 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Allergic skin response

Detailed Answer:
Hi

I understand your concern regarding your skin problem and I hope I am able to help you in the same.
I have seen the attached picture.
You surely have swelling in the periorbital region .
We need to find the cause for such a presentation.
Kindly provide me certain details so that we can find the probable cause .
Have you been putting any eye drops recently ?
Did you use any new face wash or cosmetics over face ?
Are you currently on any medicines ,or did you take any pain killers or antibiotics?
Any fever,sore throat,urine or abdominal complaints .


I am sure I will be able to help you better once you provide me the above details.

Dr Geetika Paul

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Geetika Paul (5 minutes later)
No fever or throat. I recently sat in an epsom salt bath and have been using a sinus rinse everyday for the past few days. I have been using a new facial moisturizer. As soon as my face started feelinf dry i bought a new moisturizer. I got some in my eyes on sunday and used visine to rinse. The next morning i woke up like this .
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Answered by Dr. Geetika Paul (20 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Take treatment

Detailed Answer:
Hi again


I can see that you have developed the allergy to the moisturiser most probably .
Right now ,it is important that you completely stop applying anything over the face .
Apply a mild topical steroid cream like cortisone over the affected areas twice daily for three days .
Take some oral antihistamines along to bring down the allergy .
Avoid using any harsh face wash or things like dettol over face .
Use a sunscreen while going out.
The reaction should subside in three to four days .
However ,if it tends to persist or increase ,see your local doctor .

Dr Geetika Paul
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Geetika Paul (1 minute later)
Thank you!!!
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Answered by Dr. Geetika Paul (3 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Best of health

Detailed Answer:
You are most welcome
Wishing you speedy recovery
Dr Geetika Paul
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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What causes unexplained painful dry swelling in face in the morning?

Brief Answer: Allergic skin response Detailed Answer: Hi I understand your concern regarding your skin problem and I hope I am able to help you in the same. I have seen the attached picture. You surely have swelling in the periorbital region . We need to find the cause for such a presentation. Kindly provide me certain details so that we can find the probable cause . Have you been putting any eye drops recently ? Did you use any new face wash or cosmetics over face ? Are you currently on any medicines ,or did you take any pain killers or antibiotics? Any fever,sore throat,urine or abdominal complaints . I am sure I will be able to help you better once you provide me the above details. Dr Geetika Paul