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Dr. Gary Steven
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Could a swollen upper lip be an allergic reaction to blood pressure med?

Could a swollen upper lip be an allergic reaction to blood pressure med?

Yes: Particularly with medications called ace inhibitors such as Lisinopril - pretty much any blood pressure medication whose generic name ends in -pril. You need to see the physician who prescribed it, so you can be switched to another medication - if you just stop taking it without substituting another drug, your blood pressure will go back up. ...Read more

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Allergies (Definition)

Essentially allergies occur when your immune system goes crazy and decides to has to fight against things it should be ignoring. The immune system of people without allergies simply ignores the pollen in the air or the dander on their cat while an allergic person's immune system creates cells to fight against the pollen or dander. The allergic reaction causes the ...Read more


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What can I use for allergic reaction on my upper lip?

What reaction?: Do you mean swelling of upper lip or rash. If it is swelling, a cold pack and antihistamine may be helpful. If it is a rash on the upper lip an antihistamine and 1% Hydrocortisone may help. If no better in a few days, see a physician. ...Read more

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Are swollen lips always due to an allergic reaction?

Are swollen lips always due to an allergic reaction?

No: Swollen lips are not always secondary to an allergic reaction. This can occur after exposure to food allergy or another allergic trigger but it can also occur secondary to increased histamine release with no known cause. Other causes include underlying autoimmunity and inflammation. There are hereditary causes that also lead to swelling where a patient may not have associated itch. ...Read more

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How do you treat swollen lips due to an allergic reaction?

How do you treat swollen lips due to an allergic reaction?

Swollen Lips: Consider going to an er if the swelling is persisting since you might need an Epinephrine shot and high dose antihistamines. ...Read more

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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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Bottom lip is swollen for no reason. Might this be an allergic reaction to something in my house?

Lip swelling: Can be causes from food or drug allergy or anything your ingested, such as supplements, vitamins, otc agents and can also be caused by an inherited disease or other immune disroders, see an allergist to help you identify the cause. ...Read more

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My child has swollen lips and lumps on the iniside of his lips would this be an allergic reaction to amoxicillin?

My child has swollen lips and lumps on the iniside of his lips would this be an allergic reaction to amoxicillin?

Could be: If your child has such symptoms after using amoxicillin, probably it's allergy to antibiotic.It also could be allergy to another drugs you gave to child , or it could be even insect bites. ...Read more

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Allergic Reaction (Definition)

Allergic reactions are 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


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