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How can I ease a swollen lip after an allergic reaction?

How can I ease a swollen lip after an allergic reaction?

Medication: Either an antihistamine or a steroid or both, depending on the severity of the reaction, can aid in reducing the swelling. Your physician needs to prescribe these meds. ...Read more

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Slighty swollen lip, and no known allergies. Plus I didn't have any food or drink I don't usually have. What could be the cause? Should I worry?

Slighty swollen lip, and no known allergies. Plus I didn't have any food or drink I don't usually have. What could be the cause? Should I worry?

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 back, consider consulting an allergist. There are many potential causes and a drug reaction (especially NSAIDs) is one to be considered. If you have any problem breathing or swallowing, rush to the ER. ...Read more

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How long to heal swollen lip?

How long to heal swollen lip?

Depends: This depends on the severity and reason. If it is from accidental lip-biting and without any open wound, you will see the healing takes place within a few days. However, more severe cut or trauma in lip may have caused internal bleeding, or infection. If this is the case, you will experience much delayed healing, and seeing a professional first may make a huge difference in how fast you can heal. ...Read more

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Can a swollen lip heal overnight?

Can a swollen lip heal overnight?

Yes.: Depends on why it was swollen. An allergic reaction, if mild, can disappear overnight. Trauma to the lip, such as a blow received in a fight or a cut to the lip will take longer. ...Read more

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How can I bring down a swollen lip?

How can I bring down a swollen lip?

What cause: If trauma an ice pack If its allergic or vascular you have to figure out the cause , the treatment in that case would be a steroid. If this continues or worsens see your doctor ...Read more

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What's best used to take care of a swollen lip?

What's best used to take care of a swollen lip?

Depends: If it is from a food allergy, Epinephrine injection can reduce it quite rapidly. If it is from other conditions, then one needs to know what causes it before an appropriate treatment can be used. ...Read more

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Is there something i can do to reduce a swollen lip?

Is there something i can do to reduce a swollen lip?

Depends on the cause: It depends what caused your swollen lip.It can be due to allergy to meds, insect bites or foods.It can also be due to infections like cold sore or another infection and may need antibiotics.You should check with your doctor as if it is due to allergy you need to find out what caused it and may need to carry Epipen if it keeps happening as it can be life threatening.Meanwhile yu can take benadryl (diphenhydramine). ...Read more

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What can to do for my daughter's swollen lip?

Lip: Swollen lips can be due to many causes, e.g. Insect bite, injury, infection, systemic illness etc. But, most important and may be serious if it is from allergy. Allergic reaction gives rise to swollen lips, tongue and inside oral cavity which can lead to respiratory difficulty and arrest. See your pediatrician if you are not sure or not comfortable. ...Read more

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Please help! I have a bumpy itchy swollen lip?

Lip swelling: Angioedema in the lips can be associated with hives, trauma, or any inflammation/infection process. Since the tissue in the face and lips are loose, a lot of things can make it swollen. We would need to see and examine it to know what might cause your lips to swell. If you have any difficulty breathing, abdominal pain, nausea/vomiting, go to the ER since its a sign of anaphylaxis. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a bumpy itchy swollen lip?

Allergy: You are having an allergic rxn to something that you either put on the lip on the face or ate. If this is getting worse see a doctor you may need a steroid to settle this down ...Read more

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Is there a treatment for a swollen lip?

Depends on cause: A swollen lip may be due to trauma, infection such as herpes, autoimmune reaction - angioedema, or bleeding in the tissue. It would be prudent to see your doctor to determine the cause and have appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What do I do to get rid of a swollen lip?

What do I do to get rid of a swollen lip?

Benadryl (diphenhydramine) Capsules: You can take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) capsules.The dose is 25 to 50mgm every 4to6 hours.But if the swelling is increasing and you have had it before, get in touch with your doctor or go to er as it can cause respiratory difficulty and you should always keep epi pen to inject yourself with it in case you swell up again and you should consult an allergist to find out what you are allergic to. ...Read more

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Could my braces have given me swollen lip?

Possibly: If brackets are not covered and they are recent, they could produce lip irritation. Many place wax over brackets until patients acclimate. ...Read more

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My wife has a swollen lip on her virgina like a bump?

Blocked gland?: The first thing to try is applying moist heat for 10 minutes at a time 2-4 times daily. If it's a blocked gland, this may help it unclog. But if the bump increases in size or causes increasing pain, it needs to be checked. It can be a blocked gland that needs doctor draining it or it may be something else. ...Read more

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How can I quickly get rid of a swollen lip from being hit?

How can I quickly get rid of a swollen lip from being hit?

Ice pack: The best immediate treatment is an ice pack or cool compress. An anti-inflammatory pain med like Ibuprofen or others may help also. ...Read more

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I have black mark on my gum and swollen lip what could cause this?

Bruise?: If new, then should resorb. Ice for now and watch. If not quickly gone see oral specialist. ...Read more

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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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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