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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Possible infection: Best bet is to get to a local dentist ASAP to determine if there is a problem with your teeth.
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Allergic Reaction: either to foods or other substances, cosmetics, dust, plant pollen can often be accompanied by swelling of the lips. If you start to have difficulty b ... Read More
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
3 possibilities: 1. Infection (abscessed tooth, infected gums, generalized bacterial, viral, or fungal infection) 2. Allergic response to food, Meds, airborne aller ... Read More

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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Lip swelling: You need to determine the cause, it can be an allergic reaction to a food or drug, a topical allergic reaction, a manfestation of a hereditary disease ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tara Passow
39 years experience Dermatology
Sounds good to me: Using a straw sounds like a good idea to me. I think you'd want to minimize "stress" to the lip and using a straw might help.
Dr. Shokri Wahib
28 years experience Dentistry
You can: If not too uncomfortable, straw use is acceptable.
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashley Emmert
15 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Swelling: There are a lot of things that can cause this. Some medications are especially relevant. Also topical products. Need more information for a more e ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Earl Sandroff
42 years experience Dentistry
Why is it swollen?: The question is why or what is causing you swollen lip. If you hit it or got thumped in the mouth. Is there a growth in or on your lip? You can ice ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Dapper
35 years experience Dentistry
Is it trauma?: Ice and Ibuprofen may help traumatic lip injuries.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Catherine Shaw
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
Need clarification: Could be a few different causes of lip swelling. For example herpes simplex (cold sore) causes lip to enlarge and swell, but it is usually accompanie ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Sampson
25 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
It depends: On the cause. If you had surgery, it may only take a few days, but if it is due to a disease or medication reaction it can take longer. It is best t ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tara Passow
39 years experience Dermatology
Ice pack: I'd try an ice pack or cool compress. An oral anti-inflammatory like Ibuprofen might help too.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Determine the cause: Is it dental in origin, a burn, an allergy, an infection, a blocked duct, a tumor, or a bruise? Without knowing the cause of your swelling, treatment ... Read More
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