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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Hives and angioedema: Most hives and angioedema are caused by allergic reactions however they can also be caused by reactions to medications or things like heat, cold or sunlight. A variety of infections, including viral or bacterial infections, or collagen vascular disorders can cause a very similar rash. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If severe: Blue lips and nail beds suggests cyanosis, which could be signs of a severe allergic reaction. If this were the case, one would be severely ill with difficulty breathing and require immediate medical attention. If these were the only symptoms, further evaluation would be necessary to assess for another explanation. ...Read more
Fish scales?: The shininess from lip preparation is often from the fish scale used and there is some suspicion that people allergic to fish may have a problem with that. However I have yet seen any proof or a patient with this problem. You can also be allergic to one or more ingredients in the lip gloss. If a different prep also causes similar problem, check with an allergist or dermatologist ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Allergic reactions to tongue and mouth usually arise from fresh fruits and vegetable. These foods contain substances similar to pollens. Mellons and apples are classic examples. ...Read more
Can you become allergic to your deodorant? Pits are sore, itchy and a little swollen. Is it possible to become allergic to it?
Pollen Food Allergy: This is a fairly common allergic reaction to fresh fruits and also some fresh vegetables. Heat labile proteins in fresh fruits/vege share similarities with specific pollens. The vast majority of these reactions are mild and limited to the mouth. If the foods are cooked, no reaction will occur. ...Read more
Bottom lip is swollen for no reason. Might this be an allergic reaction to something in my house?
Likely Yes: Itchy throat and mouth are very common symptoms when you are allergic to something. Most commonly- a food item such as fresh fruits or vegetables. Is it occurring all the time? Or just when you eat certain things? Also, do you have seasonal allergies? Seasonal allergies sometimes present that way as well- along with nasal congestion etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Do people have allergic reactions to fillers for lip augmentation? Do fillers cause allergic reactions? What is the usual reaction if you are allergic to a filler after lip augmentation?
Allergic : Allergic reactions to lip fillers are very unusual because most current fillers are generated from recombinant dna techniques. Artefill still requires a skin test due to the collagen content. Allergic reactions may develop as a result of the a response to other minor components but this is exceptionally rare. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have hicky-like bruises! could this be an allergic reaction to my new pills or simply itchiness due to the change in temperature?
Stop the pill: This may be an idiosyncratic reaction or an autoimmune reaction affecting your clotting system. Stop the medication now and consult your doctor about this . ...Read more
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