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How can I fix a swollen lip?

How can I fix a swollen lip?

Depends on the cause: It depends what caused your swollen lip.It can be due to allergy to meds, insect bites or foods.It can also be due to infections like cold sore or another infection and may need antibiotics.You should check with your doctor as if it is due to allergy you need to find out what caused it and may need to carry Epipen if it keeps happening as it can be life threatening.Meanwhile yu can take benadryl (diphenhydramine). ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

Arthritis is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more


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How should I treat a swollen lip?

How should I treat a swollen lip?

See a PCP: Lip swelling may be related to a local (e.g. trauma) or and it can be the earliest sign of a systemic disease. See your doctor for evaluation, tests and treatment. ...Read more

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What are suggested ways to calm down my swollen lip?

What are suggested ways to calm down my swollen lip?

Ice: Don't know if you had an injury, infection or if this is an allergic rxn. You can apply ice. If an allergic rxn - try an antihistamine. If allergic rxn there is a good chance you will want medical eval - especially if lip, tongue, airway is involved. ...Read more

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Purple swollen lip what is it?

Purple swollen lip what is it?

Hematoma: If lip was bruised and pinched or blood flow disrupted, it could be a hematoma. Advise dental visit to confirm and determine for sure. ...Read more

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Is there a treatment for a swollen lip?

Depends on cause: A swollen lip may be due to trauma, infection such as herpes, autoimmune reaction - angioedema, or bleeding in the tissue. It would be prudent to see your doctor to determine the cause and have appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What do I do to get rid of a swollen lip?

What do I do to get rid of a swollen lip?

Benadryl (diphenhydramine) Capsules: You can take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) capsules.The dose is 25 to 50mgm every 4to6 hours.But if the swelling is increasing and you have had it before, get in touch with your doctor or go to er as it can cause respiratory difficulty and you should always keep epi pen to inject yourself with it in case you swell up again and you should consult an allergist to find out what you are allergic to. ...Read more

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Could my braces have given me swollen lip?

Possibly: If brackets are not covered and they are recent, they could produce lip irritation. Many place wax over brackets until patients acclimate. ...Read more

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My wife has a swollen lip on her virgina like a bump?

Blocked gland?: The first thing to try is applying moist heat for 10 minutes at a time 2-4 times daily. If it's a blocked gland, this may help it unclog. But if the bump increases in size or causes increasing pain, it needs to be checked. It can be a blocked gland that needs doctor draining it or it may be something else. ...Read more

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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

Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for ...Read more