Ashley Judd was seen with a puffy face when she appeared on a Canadian talk show, CTV’s The Marilyn Denis Show, to promote her new show, ‘Missing.’ There were rumors going around that Ashley Judd has had plastic surgery, but apparently it’s just from medication for a sinus infection.
Her rep, Cara Tripicchio told E! News, “For the record, this is unequivocally not true. Ashley has been battling an ongoing, serious sinus infection and flu. Therefore, Ashley has been on a heavy dose of medication to overcome it so she could get on a plane and travel to Toronto and New York to fulfill her commitment of completing four consecutive days of press to promote her new show Missing.”
Meanwhile, Ashley Judd was wanting to clear up confusion about her puffy face. She went on Twitter to tweet, “Thanks to all asking how I’ve been feeling. still very sick (flu + viral infection in sinuses = wicked) but staying positive & having fun.” She responded to people giving her positive thoughts and said, “There’s power in 2 rounds of steroids, too (Good and bad power….but a necessary evil.)” She told another person, “Yup. Steroids never preferred, but I’ll use whatever it takes when it gets this bad and stays for so long (3 weeks).”
Ashley Judd is willing to do whatever it tastes to get rid of the sinus infection she has. A person on Twitter told her, “Sinutone from The Herbalist is THE BEST for a sinus infection. Kind of expensive, but so wonderful.” With that she responded, “I will try anything at this point, including even drinking my own pee pee which an Indain friend sugested! LOL.”
Dr. Vincent Chan, a Seattle ear, nose and throat doctor specializing in sinus disease, told MSNBC that steroids which are commonly used for sinus infections can cause puffiness, but only when used long term. He says, “Generally, when steroids are given for sinus infection, they’re given for 10 days to two weeks. Usually those types of regimens, steroids for sinusitis, don’t cause that sort of problem. It takes several weeks to a month to get that kind of puffiness. And it will be accompanied by generalized water retention. You’ll be puffy everywhere.”
Here’s to hoping Ashley Judd starts to feel better and can get that sinus infection taken care of. No one like to walk around feeling sick.