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Dr. Chip, Board Certified Physician
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I have swelling of the face and has been told my maxilla is

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I have swelling of the face and has been told my maxilla is downswung. My eyes have got slightly larger and I have been told steroids may help. Please help me.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Hi. How exactly can I help you with this please?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I was wandering if steroids may help
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
What do you think about this? I think it may be caused by postural problems.
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Well, first off have you had your thyroid function tested?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Yes and it came back as normal
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
OK--what exactly has your doctor said about this?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
He just thinks its normal. But my mother has observed the changes in my face. She says I look completely different as do I think so. I do however gave a vitamin d deficiency.
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
OK. Then the steroids will definitely help here--about a three week course should resolve the problem
Let me know if you need any more information please
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Do you know what steroids so I can tell my doctor. Thanks for the help. Also should it resolve the shape of my eyes?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I have had the problem for a few years
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Yes it should resolve everything and I'd prescribe you prednisone 20 mg in a tapering sequence--
60 mg per day for a week, then 40 mg a day for a week, then 20 mg a day for a week
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Right thank you for your help
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
My pleasure but let me know how it goes and please remember to rate my service to you
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Yes I will
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Take care
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