What autoimmune disease causes facial swelling?
Systemic Lupus ErythematosusLupus is an autoimmune disease that causes swelling (inflammation) and a wide variety of symptoms. Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) occurs when the immune system attacks and damages various organs within the body.
What can cause facial swelling on one side?
Common causes of cheek swelling on one side include:
- tooth abscess.
- facial injury.
- salivary gland tumor.
Why does my face swell up after sleeping?
“This can be the result of too much salt in your diet the night before, too much alcohol, dehydration, allergies, mold, dust, pollen, hormone changes, the way your face sleeps on the pillow, and good ole stress can increase inflammation which causes swelling,” explains Nesheiwat.
What can cause swelling of lips and face?
Allergies to certain medications also may cause your lips to swell overnight. Angioedema is severe swelling of the deeper tissues of the skin, especially in the face and lips. One of the most dangerous allergic reactions is anaphylaxis. Its symptoms include chest tightness and swelling of the tongue, lips, and airways.