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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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What are the symptoms of allergy to lip balm?

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What are the symptoms of allergy to lip balm?

Chapped lip?: Allergy to lip balm is very uncommon but if it does cause problem, it will likely present with itchy, peeling, swollen, or chapped lips starting 24-72 hours after application from contact allergy which is different from the allergic reaction causing nasal and eye symptoms. ...Read more

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How long does it take for skin allergy on lip to go away?

How long does it take for skin allergy on lip to go away?

Varies: Depending upon the type of allergic reaction resolution time may vary. For example, a food allergy reaction would resolve relatively quickly. However, an allergic contact dermatitis reaction may take days to weeks to resolve. ...Read more

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Is there an alternative solution to a lip allergy?

Is there an alternative solution to a lip allergy?

Lip allergy & eczema: Persistent chapped lips is lip eczema, which can be treated like skin eczema, using Hydrocortisone cream plus vaseline or aquaphor to retain moisture. Sometimes, lipsticks or lip sunscreen chemicals are causing an allergic reaction on the lips. Other times, a person is a primary lip-licker (it's his habit). Once cracked, lips get irritated by routine foods and juices. A doctor can sort things out. ...Read more

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Do I have an allergy if my lip is really bloated? Or can it be because of something else? . I also often itch like crazy all over my body.

Do I have an allergy if my lip is really bloated? Or can it be because of something else? . I also often itch like crazy all over my body.

Possibly: Lip swelling, or edema, can be from allergic contact hypersensitivity reactions. This could be from food, makeup, or other materials that touch the lip. Also, there can be other forms of allergic hypersensitivity that are more systemic, causing body itching, possibly rash, and swelling of the lips. An non-allergic reaction called angioedema can also cause lip edema, and could be life threatening. ...Read more

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For about a week now, my lips have been swollen and itchy. I have used benedryl and other allergy medications. My lips now are raw and still itchy.?

For about a week now, my lips have been swollen and itchy. I have used benedryl and other allergy medications. My lips now are raw and still itchy.?

See an allergist: This condition, known as angioedema, is potentially allergic in nature. It can be caused by a variety of things - foods, medication, topical medicines, environmental allergy, stress, infections, and even autoimmune disease. You did the right thing in taking benedryl, but you will need something else to reduce the swelling. ...Read more

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For swelling of eyes and lips (allergy), which tablet is good to take? Quite of ten, I used to have it. How can I control?

For swelling of eyes and lips (allergy), which tablet is good to take? Quite of ten, I used to have it. How can I control?

Evaluation: I would see an allergist to determine the reason for your reactions. Over the counter antihistamines can also help if your reactions are mild. Ask your pharmacist to help you with generics and name brands. ...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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Been waking up with my face numb and lips. Not allergy related. My lips feel like I have a fat lip but not swollen. Sensation of numbness. Causes?

Been waking up with my face numb and lips. Not allergy related. My lips feel like I have a fat lip but not swollen. Sensation of numbness. Causes?

Face numb: How long have you had this. Pressure from sleeping position can do this.
Is it one sided or two?
You need to map out the areas of numbness to help the doctor make a diagnosis and treatment.
Does it only involve the lip area? That would be the second division of the trigeminal nerve (fifth cranial nerve)
Use a picture of a face to map the area on numbness to show to your doctor. ...Read more

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From past 15 days I am suffering from lip allergy. There is slight discoloration around my lips and swelling and redness in my lower lip. Pain and itch?

From past 15 days I am suffering from lip allergy. There is slight discoloration around my lips and swelling and redness in my lower lip. Pain and itch?

May be lip eczema: Persistent irritated lips can be lip eczema, which may be treated like skin eczema, using hydrocortisone cream (twice a day for 1 week) plus Vaseline or Aquaphor to retain moisture. Sometimes lip balm or lip sunscreen chemicals cause an allergic reaction. Other times, a person is a primary lip-licker (it's her habit). Once cracked, lips get irritated by routine foods and juices. A doctor can help. ...Read more

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Does this mean I have a walnut allergy if my lips tingle after eating them?

Does this mean I have a walnut allergy if my lips tingle after eating them?

Yes-walnut allergy: It's called oral allergy syndrome and does indicate allergy to walnuts. Would be best to avoid them, as it could progress to a more serious reaction. ...Read more

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How to get rid of swollen lip from allergy to some lip balm?

How to get rid of swollen lip from allergy to some lip balm?

Stop lip balm: First, stop using that particular lip balm. Then go to your doctor, who probably give you some antihistaminic. ...Read more

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I suddenly felt some dryness and little bumps on my lips. Its now some kind of allergy on my lips. Ate mango from peel; used a newish lip balm. What?

I suddenly felt some dryness and little bumps on my lips. Its now some kind of allergy on my lips. Ate mango from peel; used a newish lip balm. What?

Contact allergy: This may well be from an allergic reaction to the mango but the new lip balm may also be a cause. If you have had problem with poison oak/poison ivy in the past, you are more likely to get a delayed allergic reaction (24-72 hrs after exposure) to mango. Obviously the best treatment is avoidance. ...Read more

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I had a fever last night, I got medicine from a local doc which caused severe allergy on my lips and top of my dick. Plz help me to get rid of this. Thnx?

I had a fever last night, I got medicine from a local doc which caused severe allergy on my lips and top of my dick. Plz help me to get rid of this. Thnx?

Allergic reaction: You didn't say what the medication was, but you should stop it immediately and make an appointment to see your doctor. In the mean time, you could take some Benadryl (diphenhydramine) if the allergic reaction is some type of rash and swelling. If you are having any difficulty breathing, you should call 911. ...Read more

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I've been having this red circle around my mouth now for 2 months...It can be itchy at times. It's not an allergy or chapped lips. I got mirena (levonorgestrel) in oct?

I've been having this red circle around my mouth now for 2 months...It can be itchy at times. It's not an allergy or chapped lips. I got mirena (levonorgestrel) in oct?

Dermatitis: Do you have nasal alergies and feel congested? Do you apply chaptix or other lipstick on your lips? The rings can be from skin dryness of contact allergy to a cosmetic product. Apply vaseline daily and no other products and if your nose if congested see an allergist to get it treated. You may be mouth breathing at night. ...Read more

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Allergy sometimes swollen lips under feet hands arms neck thighs chest randomly. Taking alerid alleviates for 3-4d. Pls advice.

Allergy sometimes swollen lips under feet hands arms neck thighs chest randomly. Taking alerid alleviates for 3-4d. Pls advice.

Get checked: Swelling under hands and feet is not normal You need to find pour what it is you are allergic to and carry an epipen (epinephrine) in case younger short of breath ...Read more

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Had allergy with swollen lips & eyes 2 days ago. Took Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and a steroid shot. Today having rash on torso and extremities. Allergic to injection?

More info.: Large dose of steroid can cause acne. However the rash may also be just a part of the swollen lips and eyes process which returns when the level of steroid starts to fall off. I presume that you are on Benadryl (diphenhydramine). ...Read more

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Allergy w swollen lips & eyes 2 days ago. Source unsure. Took Benadryl (diphenhydramine) & a steroid shot. Today had rash on arms and torso. What's wrong?

Allergy w swollen lips & eyes 2 days ago. Source unsure. Took Benadryl (diphenhydramine) & a steroid shot. Today had rash on arms and torso. What's wrong?

Urticaria/angioedema: Could be the case, kind of common, mostly no cause can be sorted out, acute types usually follow a viral infection, chronic types mostly have no known cause, could be due to drugs, please keep taking your meds regulary, go to ER if you develop hoarseness / difficulty in breathing, and see an allergist soon, goodluck ...Read more

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A cure to my allergy that swells my lip?

A cure to my allergy that swells my lip?

Swelling: Lip swelling can occur for many reasons including medicines, foods, familial and due to other medical conditions. See an allergist to help find the reason for the episodes and how to manage them. ...Read more

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Can a dairy allergy cause swollen & dry lips?

Can a dairy allergy cause swollen & dry lips?

Angio edema: Any allergen can lead to this reaction. It's wise to see your doctor and figure out what is causing it because it can lead to difficulty breathing or worse during reaction. ...Read more

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Everytime I have an allergy reaction, my top lip blows up in one specific spot. What could cause this?

Everytime I have an allergy reaction, my top lip blows up in one specific spot. What could cause this?

Angioedema: Lip swelling is a common area for angioedema to occur. Other areas are tongue, around eyes and genital area. Sometimes it can be top, bottom, left or right side of lip. The reaction is generally similar to a hive but at a deeper tissue level. Triggers can be allergy to medication, foods, or idiopathic (unknown). An unusual hereditary angioedema can affect the lips and throat. ...Read more

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How to get rid of fat lip from allergy reaction?

How to get rid of fat lip from allergy reaction?

Facial swelling: Facial swelling can be an indicator of a severe allergic reaction known as anaphylaxis. At the first sign of allergic reaction, such as lip swelling, oral diphenhydramine (Benedryl) should be taken right away. If symptoms do not improve or progress to more swelling, trouble swallowing or difficulty with breathing, emergency care is necessary. ...Read more

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Dairy allergy causing swollen & dry lips, what to do?

Dairy allergy causing swollen & dry lips, what to do?

Dairy allergy: If you have a true dairy or milk protein allergy, the best answer is to avoid dairy. Some people are able to tolerate different forms of dairy, such as "baked milk" which is milk in small quantities baked into another food. I recommend seeing a board certified allergist to obtain further evaluation and advice, which may include blood and skin tests. ...Read more