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My moms bottom lip is swollen she have took benadryl (diphenhydramine) but the swelling hasn't went down yet what can she do or take and is she able to take a ib ?

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Dr. Corey Clay
Allergy and Immunology 11 years experience
Lip swelling: Asymmetric lip swelling (bottom > top) is certainly suspicious for angioedema, which I assume is new for her. If new, she is likely having a reaction to something (eg food or medication). Since angioedema can progress rapidly to involve the throat and breathing, and since the antihistamine is not helping, I have to recommend going to the ER. is IB ibuprofen? probably won't help.

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