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what could cause swollen lips if not allergies

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Klein
20 years experience Family Medicine
A few things: The biggest danger is a phenomenon called angiodema.Angioedema is a rapid swelling of the lips caused by a reaction to medication and can a true emerg ... Read More
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Dr. Jack Mutnick
16 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Angioedema: Angioedema is a classic cause of swollen lips, especially if it is just one part or just a certain side of the lip. Could also be due to a cold sore o ... Read More
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Allergy: Allergy. If persistent, see MD.

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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Depends: If you have no problem breathing (throat swelling), you may try antihistamine up to 4 times daily to see if this helps. If the problem keeps on coming ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Dental Issue: Has your father been examined by a dentist to rule out any dental problems? If not, it would be wise to make an appointment. It may be an abscess that ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Unusual: Swollen lips or angioedema is rarely caused by seasonal allergy but can occur. There are many other causes and a thorough evaluation is needed.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Franklin Allen
12 years experience Dentistry
Somewhat: Many allergens can make the lips swell, it is often difficult to determine what it is. It is called angioedema. Front line treatment is usually anti ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Kattuah
22 years experience Dentistry
Posstbly: Swelling of the lips can happen with any allergy. Try taking an antihistamine such as Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or Claritin to help reduce it.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: It takes from hours to days.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
50 years experience Dentistry
Blistered lips: How long have you had this condition. One possibility is a herpetic viral infection (cold virus). This usually is self-limiting and runs it's course ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. Needs to be seen.
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Dr. Kuo-Chian Chang
51 years experience Allergy and Immunology
The : The swollen lips are not likely due to salmon you ate the night before. It is called angioedema. There are many causes of angioedema. Food allergy re ... Read More
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