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Yes it does. There are a few reasons for this.

Firstly, alcohol is a diuretic, which depletes your body of fluids and electrolytes. In response, your body will store all the water you consume- water itself, the water in whatever food you eat, etc. To top it off, many people eat unhealthy food while drinking. These foods are typically high in sodium, causing further water retention (edema). The solution to this problem can be attained either in a few days or in as little as 15-20 minutes.
For a ~few day cure:
drink lots of water, this will flush out excess sodium and balance your cellular water content. along with this, drink green tea, which is a mild, healthy, diuretic, and things like cranberry juice, fruits and vegetables.

for a short, 15-20 min cure:
sweat it out! aerobic activity will promote sweating, getting rid of both excess fluid and excess salts with it. you can also sit in a sauna for this period of time and this should do the trick.

There are long time reasons why facial swelling can be caused by alcohol, and this is more serious.

The liver releases enzymes involved in water balance between cells and the interstitial tissue. Hardcore alcoholics have weak livers, and all of its functions will be decreased, and the facial swelling will remain so long as the liver is damaged. The good news is that if one stops drinking before permanent cirrhotic damage, the liver is remarkably able to regenerate itself. Laying off booze, taking in a healthy diet, getting antioxidants, and perhaps getting a bottle of milk thistle. One should return to normal within 2 weeks - a month or more, depending on the extent of alcohol consumption.
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