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good night . my 19 yr old son woked up

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Posted on Tue, 8 Jan 2019
Question: good night . my 19 yr old son woked up with the left side of his face under his eyes puffy and swollen for about 3wks now . its been like this off ans on each day . he was put on antibiotics about 1wk ago but its still swollen . the first picture is nov. 21 the 2nd pic is today .
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Answered by Dr. Sumanth Amperayani (20 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
I need some more information please

Detailed Answer:
Hi.... I have seen both the images and I need some more information please.

1. Is experiencing any itching or pain or burning sensation?
2. How many days did the last episode last?
3. Is there any family history of hereditary angioedema please?
4. Is experiencing any fever or pain while moving the eyeballs?

Please get back to me with the above information so that I can guide you better.

Best regards - Dr Sumanth Amperayani
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Follow up: Dr. Sumanth Amperayani (19 hours later)
There are no family history of ang, no burning itching pain during the movement of his eyeballs no fever no pain. I am concern because it's not going away. I realize that this happened after he had he teeth clean at the end of November and it's been swelling ever since. I am not sure if that would have anything with it
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Answered by Dr. Sumanth Amperayani (31 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Not related to the dental procedure - looks like allergy

Detailed Answer:
Hello...By what you say, and also from the images, I feel that it is a simple skin allergy called Urticaria in medical terms.
I am sorry for the symptoms but they can be really irritating and persistent.
The trick of management is that you need to be getting an antihistamine at regular intervals round the clock into the system to keep the allergic response at bay.
I suggest -
1. Tablet Hydroxizine 25mg at 12am/6am/12pm/6pm
2. Syr Benadryl (12.5mg/5ml) 10ml at 3am/9am/3pm/9pm
3. Topical emollients and lotions will help.
4. Do not apply Calamine lotion as sometimes it may aggravate the situation please.

Best regards - Dr Sumanth Amperayani

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Brief Answer: I need some more information please Detailed Answer: Hi.... I have seen both the images and I need some more information please. 1. Is experiencing any itching or pain or burning sensation? 2. How many days did the last episode last? 3. Is there any family history of hereditary angioedema please? 4. Is experiencing any fever or pain while moving the eyeballs? Please get back to me with the above information so that I can guide you better. Best regards - Dr Sumanth Amperayani