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A 24-year-old female asked:

I have swollen lips with red bumps on them for two months already. i am taking valtrex (valacyclovir) 1gm pills. my lips are the same. still swollen?

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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 55 years experience
See Dermatologist: Who placed you on Valtrex (valacyclovir) and for what purpose? Are you self medicating? You will need to see a Dermatologist (or PCP) for a proper diagnosis and appropriate treatment, if necessary. We cannot diagnose or treat you over the internet.
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
Herpes?: Valtrex (valacyclovir) is a treatment for Herpes. If there has been no change in 2 months perhaps your swelling and "bumps" have a different cause. Return to the Dentist that prescribed this medication for reexamination.
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Dr. Dimitri Novitzky
Thoracic Surgery 53 years experience
Swollen lips: Sunburn causes a reddened, irritated area of skin caused by overexposure to the sun's rays or other UV light. Allergic reaction causes sneezing, runny nose and hives and can lead to anaphylaxis, a whole body reaction. Chickenpox (varicella) is an illness that causes a red, itchy rash, fever, headache, sore throat, and body aches. Poison ivy, oak, and sumac The toxin found in poison ivy, oak, and sumac causes an itchy, allergic rash with raised welts and blisters. Drug allergy is an allergic reaction to a medication and can cause a rapid heartbeat and difficulty breathing. Pustular psoriasis is a condition causing raised pus filled blisters on the skin and reddened skin. Anthrax (skin) is a deadly bacterial infection that causes symptoms such as blisters and swelling. Kawasaki disease is an uncommon inflammation of the blood vessels; the most common symptom is fever.
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Last updated Mar 14, 2017

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