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Lip swelling at night

A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 41 years experience
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
Pain Management 37 years experience
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
Orthodontics 54 years experience
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
Allergy and Immunology 30 years experience
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
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tara Passow
Dermatology 41 years experience
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
Dentistry 30 years experience
You can: If not too uncomfortable, straw use is acceptable.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Earl Sandroff
Dentistry 44 years experience
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
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Catherine Shaw
Clinical Psychology 37 years experience
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
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Sampson
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 27 years experience
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
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Hoffmann
Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
Elevate and ice: Keep the head elevated and apply light ice packs. Some people like to use frozen peas or corn in a zippered plastic bag.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Allergy and Immunology 18 years experience
Lip Swelling: Could be angioedema. Could be cold sores? Could be irritation from whatever you are putting on your lips? You need to have this evaluated to determine... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Butler
Family Medicine 22 years experience
Better see doc: Did you eat something different or tKe a new medication? See doctor now if spreading go to er
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. David May
Dentistry 31 years experience
Acute or chronic?: If you were injured, you should use a cold compress of ice wrapped in a towel. If you have chronic swelling that started more than 24 hours ago and i... Read More
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