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    My face hurts.

    I have been having a lot more issues with my face recently. Since I got sick it has become pretty numb and randomly seems to "puff up." I have no idea what is causing it to swell or why, but when that happens its like skin on my face become ultra sensitive, like it hurts, and gets really red and...