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my 74 year old father woke up with a big purple nose and a

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my 74 year old father woke up with a big purple nose and a swollen face what is it
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr.Amita replied 2 years ago.
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Does he have any fever

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Is the area of redness warm to touch

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Do you know if he has fallen

Customer:

warm to touch swollen no fever no he hasnt fell

Dr.Amita :

Does he have diabetes

Customer:

no

Dr.Amita :

The most urgent and important thing to rule out would be an infection which can come on very quickly and cause redness , area to become warm and swelling

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Another possible cause is a severe allergic reaction

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Both these causes would warrant that he should be seen by a doctor at the earliest

Customer:

looking at it id say infection im taking him to his doctors tomorrow i just wounderd could it be alcohol related

Dr.Amita :

Alcohol should not cause such sudden onset of redness and swelling

Customer:

ok thank you

Dr.Amita :

If it has come suddenly you should get him to see a doctor immediately and not wait as these things can worsen very quickly

Customer:

oh ok thankyou again

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