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What could cause a swollen upper lip?

What could cause a swollen upper lip?

Chanchre sore: This is probably a chanchre or fever blister. These are usually related to stress. An oral antiviral will usually speed resolution. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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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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Can kissing cause a swollen upper lip?

Can kissing cause a swollen upper lip?

Could: Depends on how passionate it was, and if ur partner bit or sucked on ur lip. ...Read more

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I'm in this same situation and my sons birthday party is today and I look awful with this swollen upper lip. What can I take to help with the swelling?

I'm in this same situation and my sons birthday party is today and I look awful with this swollen upper lip. What can I take to help with the swelling?

Benadryl: Benadryl can help reduced the Serling but it has the side effect of making you sleepy. You can try Claritin or Zyrtec. Adding Zantac,( a medicine which is also an antihistamine but mostly used for gastritis or reflux,), may help as well. Keep in mind though if this a recurrent problem, you need to see your physician to determine the cause. ...Read more

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Woke up with swollen upper lip and just got over hives. Should I be worried?

Woke up with swollen upper lip and just got over hives. Should I be worried?

Angioedema: Angioedema and Urticaria often go together. Sp you are probably not over it yet. The swelling is unlikely to occur internally in your case but seek help if it does. ...Read more

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I haven't ate anything since I woke up, been up 3 hours only drank water and have a SUPER swollen upper lip now? Why

I haven't ate anything since I woke up, been up 3 hours only drank water and have a SUPER swollen upper lip now? Why

Probably Allergy: Take some allergy pill like Claritin/Zyrtec or Benadryl and see if it helps with the lip swelling. Check your temp to make sure you dont have fever. If you have any other symptom like sore throat or feel any bumps in mouth or tongue, a quick trip to the local urgent care clinic like Wallgreens or CVS would be a good idea to get it checked out. Feel better. ...Read more

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I woke up with a really swollen upper lip.There seems to be a small white line in the middle(not like a thrush).What could it be?

I woke up with a really swollen upper lip.There seems to be a small white line in the middle(not like a thrush).What could it be?

Swollen lip: Swelling of the lip, without a history of trauma, can be caused by a kind of hive, called angioedema. Some times there swelling and hives elsewhere. It can be treated with oral antihistamines, like Claritin and/or Benadryl. ...Read more

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I just recently got a swollen upper lip out of no where and now my bottom lip is acting up but it's only one half. Help?

I just recently got a swollen upper lip out of no where and now my bottom lip is acting up but it's only one half. Help?

Allergy vs. infectio: I do not know how long this has been happening or whether you have and other skin findings. Based on what you have shared it could be and allergy like urticaria or a contact dermaitis or an infection. You should have it evaluated by your dermatologist. ...Read more

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Sudden swollen upper lip neurological reason?

Not sure: In general, swelling of a body part is NOT a neurological syndrome. There are few conditions like CRPS that are neurological and can cause swelling. A sudden swollen upper lip may have non-neurological causes like allergy, acute reaction, or other. You should have it checked out just to be sure. ...Read more

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My 21 year old daughter has a really swollen upper lip and last night had a temperature of 101.8. What could it be?

Many possibilities: Swelling in the lips can be a result of infection, trauma, cyst formation and neoplasm. The presence of the fever tends to lead to the consideration of an infection--whether of dental (tooth) origin or soft tissue infection. You should seek counsel from your dentist. ...Read more

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I have a very swollen upper lip. It's very painful and when lanced it puss came out. It's swelling very fast in little time. I also have a fever?

I have a very swollen upper lip. It's very painful and when lanced it puss came out. It's swelling very fast in little time. I also have a fever?

Medical Consult Now: If you haven't been seen by a physician or started on an antibiotic you should go to an Urgent Care or ER. This is an infection and needs to be treated immediately with antibiotic before it spreads. The fever tells us that this is serious and the "pus" could be cultured to help us treat appropriately. Good luck and get seen. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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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


Dr. Bhavin Patel
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Lip Swelling (Definition)

Lip swelling is a clinical finding in which the lips are enlarged due to extra fluid accumulation in the tissue of the lip. This can be due to ...Read more