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what causes a lip to swell up

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Dr. Usha Mukhytar
25 years experience Gynecology
Strong kissing: Kissing deeply and teeth toching lips, biting could be the rason.

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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Schleimer
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Commonly allergy: Swelling and redness are hallmark symptoms of allergy.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Itching lips: An acute allergic reaction will cause your symptoms.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
16 years experience Family Medicine
No: No. Get checked out to make sure though. You might have an infection. Or you could just be irritated if you didn't have enough lubrication.
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reid Blackwelder
36 years experience Family Medicine
Need more history: Several things can do this. Infections (skin, tooth, gums), allergic reactions (to food, meds, topicals), something called angioedema, insect bites, t ... Read More
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Dr. Elton Behner
36 years experience Dentistry
Yes: and they can be very uncomfortable. See dentist or PCP asap for Rx for antiviral meds. This should shorten the duration and lessen the severity. Best ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Mindlin
49 years experience Ophthalmology
INFECTION: You could be having delayed reaction to spices in food, bug bite, bitten lip in sleep, abcessed area, or even a cold sore. See your dentist or primary ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: It may cause your eyelids to swell but not your lips.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Schleimer
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Yes: A pimple or sebaceous cyst can certainly cause local swelling.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Difficult to say,: but it could be a congenital heart condition. You should be examined by a doctor.

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