Causes Swelling And Itching On The Face After Surgery?
to: Dear, HealthReplies.com At: Place .. I am a man aged 35 years, on 02, 06: 30 night I had an accident and got stitches on my left forehead and in the area of my cheekbones, that same night at 11pm that night I am going home. with MEFINAL medicine 500 mg and 300 mg PROLIC. as well as bandages and antiseptic drugs. In the afternoon on 03 I changed my own bandage, then the next day, exactly on 04, in the afternoon my face was right around my eyes and my nose was slightly swollen. and the next day on 05 the swelling increased to my right eye, and sometimes itchy. what I want to ask is whether the swelling on my face is okay ..? because on the night of 04 I checked at the local health center that had an emergency room and opened my bandages and saw the stitches said the doctor said there, the stitches were good and had begun to dry, and bruised on my face the words were normal .. it’s okay. please enlighten me .. thank you ..
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Deep tear sores on the skin can affect blood vessels under the skin of your face as well. Damage to small blood vessels located on the surface of the skin usually will not cause any problems (will only cause mild bleeding). If the damage occurs in a medium-sized blood vessel, bleeding can occur in large enough quantities and also interruption of blood flow in the surrounding skin area. You can imagine your blood vessels as a water hose. When the hose is torn and you press the tear in the hose so the water does not flow out swiftly, water will accumulate at the back of the pipe you are pressing. The water is more or less the same as your blood. When it builds up and cannot flow smoothly, this liquid component of blood can infiltrate your blood vessels and accumulate in the surrounding tissues. In addition, an inflammatory reaction (due to a wound on the skin) will also cause blood vessels to become wider and the fluid component in the blood will more easily infiltrate out of the blood vessels. If there are no other symptoms besides swelling in the tissues around the wound (no redness, pain, and no warm feel), this is most likely the cause of the swelling on your face.
This condition is generally harmless and will improve on its own within a few weeks (depending on how much swelling happens). Perform proper treatment of suture wounds, consume medications from your doctor as prescribed, and compress swollen areas with warm compresses. If indeed the swelling seems to be getting bigger, looks reddish, feels pain, is warm when held, check yourself back at the doctor.
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