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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
50 years experience Dentistry
Swollen lip: This cannot be diagnosed without a visual examination and additional information. If the swelling and pain lasts longer than 7-10 days, see your denti ... Read More
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Dr. William Schmidt
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Not allergic: Usually an allergic reaction affects your whole mouth. Could be a cold sore. I can't really say but check with your family doctor or urgent care if yo ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
35 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Even both: Often happens post op with preexisting allergic reaction also posssible.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Chelitis: Dry lip or chelitis can be caused by:6 high doses of vitamin a, lithium, chemotherapeutic agents (busulfan and actinomycin), d-penicillamine, ... Read More
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Farrant Sakaguchi
Specializes in Family Medicine
Remember the basics: Have you also been using a lip balm like vaseline or chapstick? If your entire lips are dry and cracked, and you are feeling healthy otherwise, my fi ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marvin Ott
19 years experience Emergency Medicine
Cold sores: are caused by a virus, and come out under times of physiologic or psychologic stress, such as illness or stressful situations. Allergies do not cause ... Read More
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Sgalia
47 years experience Internal Medicine
Try a different mask: I don't think using Abreva would be a problem but that nasal pillow will severely slow healing. The CPAP company ought you provide you, on your doctor ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Houghton
Specializes in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
No: Papillae on tongue sometimes get enlarged and sore. It's temporary and is not a viral or bacterial infection. See your doctor if it persists longer th ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Yes.: Absolutely. It can also be either herpes 1 or 2. Barrier protection is the only protection. Have it checked, because if you have it, you are contagio ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Justin Greiwe
11 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Cold Sore From HSV-1: Herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) is the cause of cold sores. HSV sets up shop in your ganglion neurons and reactivates during times of stress or w ... Read More
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Todd Mcniff
19 years experience Internal Medicine
Herpes : Herpes is a complicated disease. Herpes simplex 1 (hsv-1) is the virus that typically causes cold sores. Most adults have antibodies to hsv-1, wh ... Read More
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