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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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I noticed I have two medium size bumps on my top lip and small bumps on the bottom, could this be an allergic reaction?

I noticed I have two medium size bumps on my top lip and small bumps on the bottom, could this be an allergic reaction?

No: It is not from allergy when there has not been itching. If these lumps have been present for more than 2 weeks or getting bigger, consult your dentist or an oral surgeon. ...Read more

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I have tiny bumps on lip line. How do I tell if this is herpes or an allergic reaction?

I have tiny bumps on lip line. How do I tell if this is herpes or an allergic reaction?

Do they hurt?: Herpes usually are painful vesicular lesions. Also, unless you are putting something just on your lip line (liner?) then not likely allergic rxn. Also, if allergy, should resolve rapidly (w/in a day) if stop putting anything on lips & observe. ...Read more

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Hi. This morning I woke up with a cluster of small, white, painless bumps on the inside of my upper lip. Do u know if it could be an allergic reaction?

Hi. This morning I woke up with a cluster of small, white, painless bumps on the inside of my upper lip. Do u know if it could be an allergic reaction?

White cysts lips: Hello~ its difficult to say without looking but the fact that its painless is a good sign because most infectious causes are PAINFUL. If its not bothering you watch it and if it changes let your doctor have a look thanks ...Read more

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I kissed a guy Friday at noon and then Saturday afternoon my lip is swollen on the left side and has bumps. Is it Herpes or an allergic reaction?

I kissed a guy Friday at noon and then Saturday afternoon my lip is swollen on the left side and has bumps. Is it Herpes or an allergic reaction?

Allergic to a kiss?: A picture would certainly help us here please, since there are thousands of reasons for lip swelling. Sorry, but it would be inaccurate at best to hazard a guess as to your cause at this point. ...Read more

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Allergic reaction? Mostly around the lip line. Bumps, itchy, swelling and red. I think its my girlfriends chapstick.

Allergic reaction? Mostly around the lip line. Bumps, itchy, swelling and red. I think its my girlfriends chapstick.

Possibly: Symptoms you describe may be consistant with an allergic reaction. I recommend discontinuing use of the chapstick. If it is an allergy, symptoms should resolve in a few days at the latest. If it persists, I recommend having the rash evaluated by your doctor. Remember, not all reactions are allergic reactions. Have it checked out to be sure. ...Read more

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I have very small bumps on my lips & the top of my tongue is numb. Dr said it's not herpes what could it be? Could it be an allergic reaction

I have very small bumps on my lips & the top of my tongue is numb. Dr said it's not herpes what could it be? Could it be an allergic reaction

Not allergy: Check with your doctor or your dentist re. These issues. Having numbness in the tongue may indicate swelling or a nerve issue. Either requires a direct examination or even a biopsy ...Read more

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I have very tiny, seemingly pus filled bumps on my lips. They're in various spots & not painful but bit tingly and itchy. Allergic reaction? Herpes?

I have very tiny, seemingly pus filled bumps on my lips. They're in various spots & not painful but bit tingly and itchy. Allergic reaction? Herpes?

See doctor: They do not appear to be just herpes which usually involves part of the skin surface as well although it may be from another type of viral infection. If the problem fails to resolve within a week or getting worse, see your doctor. ...Read more

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How to treat red swollen bump on only left vagina lip? Think it's from shaving or had allergic reaction to tub cleaner

How to treat red swollen bump on only left vagina lip? Think it's from shaving or had allergic reaction to tub cleaner

Red swollen bump: Could be folliculitis or bartholin's cyst. Would be wise not to self treat it. I suggest you see a doctor for this. ...Read more

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Allergic reaction 1 week ago where r side of lip swelled. Now swelling mostly gone but pulsating bump under lip there? Have scheduled allergy test.

Allergic reaction 1 week ago where r side of lip swelled. Now swelling mostly gone but pulsating bump under lip there? Have scheduled allergy test.

Lip swelling: A pulsating bump in the lip does not sound like a residual from an allergic reaction. If you can get into seeing your doctor first before seeing the alllergist, they may look at it and see what it is. ...Read more

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My son has red bumps on his face around his mouth. I'm pretty sure it is an allergic reaction, is that what it is?

My son has red bumps on his face around his mouth. I'm pretty sure it is an allergic reaction, is that what it is?

Anything: It could be anything. Give him some benadryl, (diphenhydramine) but if not better, have him seen by his doctor. If it gets worse, bring him to the er. ...Read more

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About a week ago I had an allergic reaction to kiwi ever since then I have a dry taste in my mouth spicy foods now burn and now have bumps on tongue?

About a week ago I had an allergic reaction to kiwi ever since then I have a dry taste in my mouth spicy foods now burn and now have bumps on tongue?

Possible: If the allergic inflammation was severe, it may affect your oral tissue for a few days. I suspect that this problem will likely go away in another week after the tissue has a chance to heal. If the problem lasts more than 2 weeks, consult your doctor. ...Read more

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I just started using biotene mouth spray to clean my tongue piercing & now I have bumps on the bottom of my tongue, can it be an allergic reaction?

I just started using biotene mouth spray to clean my tongue piercing & now I have bumps on the bottom of my tongue, can it be an allergic reaction?

Could be: Biotene contains peppermint oil and egg\ milk bi products so if you have an allergy to either, don't use biotene. Biotene is used to treat xerostomia and is not used to cleanse tissues in the mouth. Try listerine or hydrogen peroxide. If the bumps persist, see a dentist for an exam. ...Read more

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My bf got red pin point bumps on the head of his penis. Is it an allergic reaction the the condom or is it an std?

My bf got red pin point bumps on the head of his penis. Is it an allergic reaction the the condom or is it an std?

Asked and answered: It is not an STD. None would show up this quickly and he wore a condom. Your question has been accurately answered! ...Read more

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Lips get swollen itchy with little bumps all over lasting weeks every time I get pollen allergies. Is this s symptom of my pollen allergy?

Lips get swollen itchy with little bumps all over lasting weeks every time I get pollen allergies. Is this s symptom of my pollen allergy?

Yes: During allergen season, the high number of allergens causes increased symptoms like oral symptom you have. Tongue swelling, difficulty breathing can be serious. Carry an epipen (epinephrine) to be safe and start using antihistamines ...Read more

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Glossy bump appeared on center of lower lip. Have had severe allergies and chapped lips past few days. What could it be??

Glossy bump appeared on center of lower lip. Have had severe allergies and chapped lips past few days. What could it be??

Inflammation: Of your lip, due to infection, ? Viral, keep your lips moist, can use lip balm, drink lots of fluids and rest, ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergic Reaction (Definition)

Sensitivities to substances, called allergens, that come into contact with the skin, nose, eyes, respiratory tract, and gastrointestinal tract. They can be inhaled into the ...Read more