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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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Dr. John Chiu
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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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Good morning can herpes cause lips to swell resembling an allergic reaction?

Good morning can herpes cause lips to swell resembling an allergic reaction?

Yes: and they can be very uncomfortable. See dentist or PCP asap for Rx for antiviral meds. This should shorten the duration and lessen the severity. Best to start meds when the first symptoms appear. ...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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My armpits itch. Is this due to an allergic reaction

My armpits itch. Is this due to an allergic reaction

Possilbly: Itching of the skin is a reaction due to some type of irritation. This irritation could be due to allergies, infections, insect bites, etc. Best to see your family doctor or dermatologist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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What can cause hives and swelling if its not an allergic reaction?

What can cause hives and swelling if its not an allergic reaction?

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 more

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Could blue lips and nail beds be an allergic reaction to peanuts?

Could blue lips and nail beds be an allergic reaction to peanuts?

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

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I have an allergic reaction to lip gloss! why is that?

I have an allergic reaction to lip gloss! why is that?

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 more

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What to do for itchy, swollen gauge and skin rash? Could it be an allergic reaction?

What to do for itchy, swollen gauge and skin rash? Could it be an allergic reaction?

Possibly: See a doctor if you do not know what it is. You also need to know what you are allergic to. Take an antihistamine in the mean time and callyour doctor. You may need a prescription or a shot. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have an allergic reaction feeling like swelling on back of tongue?

Is it possible to have an allergic reaction feeling like swelling on back of tongue?

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

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Can you become allergic to your deodorant? Pits are sore, itchy and a little swollen. Is it possible to become allergic to it?

Can you become allergic to your deodorant? Pits are sore, itchy and a little swollen. Is it possible to become allergic to it?

Deodorant allergy: A nunber of chemicals in deodorants can cause contact allergies, especially the ones with fragrance. Try a fragrance free one and if the problem persists see an allergist or dermatologist for patch testing. ...Read more

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Various fruits make my mouth itch. Is this an allergic reaction?

Various fruits make my mouth itch. Is this an allergic reaction?

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

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

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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Sudden lip swelling - could this be an allergic reaction?

Sudden lip swelling - could this be an allergic reaction?

Yes: It may be due to a drug. Food etc. See an allergist, who may be able to help get to the bottom of this. ...Read more

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I have itchy throat and mouth. Is this an allergic reaction?

I have itchy throat and mouth. Is this an allergic reaction?

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 more

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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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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? .

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?

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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 more

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Can numbness of the face be due to an allergic reaction?

Can numbness of the face be due to an allergic reaction?

No: Allergic reactions usually cause itching, rash and some swelling but not numbness. ...Read more

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What can cause quick, random throat swelling? Would it be an emergency allergy reaction?

What can cause quick, random throat swelling?  Would it be an emergency allergy reaction?

Many reasons: There are many causes of throat swelling. Allergy, oral allergy syndrome (related to food), acid reflux and infection are a few common causes. You should seek medical evaluation before settling on a diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have hicky-like bruises! could this be an allergic reaction to my new pills or simply itchiness due to the change in temperature?

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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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