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Autoimmune Diseases Swollen Lip
See rheum: You need to consult a rheumatologist. Sjogren's syndrome comes to mind. ...Read more
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
Many causes: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. ...Read more
No: Almost everyone has a few palpable neck nodes. They are almost always your friends. Disease here she's as very large nodes, very hard nodes, or nodes stuck to surrounding structures. ...Read more
Hi doc experiencing swollen lymph node in neck itchy skin rash otc cream helps low grade fevers positive ana but negative for all autoimmune diseases?
AAOM: Search American Academy of Oral Medicine, AAOM. Com. Click on "Patients." Click on "Find a doctor." Fill in just your zip code, pick a distance, and search. Choose a member from the list and schedule a second opinion. ...Read more
What autoimmune disease could cause a significant decrease in sensation from head to toe and if not why would this not be possible?
Autoimmune: Complex question. Any autoimmune disorder that can alter the central nervous system could cause sensory changes. Ms, lupus, sjogren's and many diseases that are not exactly autoimmune but cause inflammation or demyelination can cause this (b12 deficiency, et al). There are some peripheral neuropathies that can be autoimmune and cause numbness. See a good neurologist. ...Read more
Is extreme burning in the back of your head (with low grade fever and an intense brain vibration feeling) a common symptom of an autoimmune disease?
31 year-old woman with a 3-year history of intermittent leukocytosis and several cases of bacterial infections, who is still looking for definit.....?
Immunity problems: Some immune deficiencies and autoimmune disorders don't fit well with named syndromes. Perhaps there is a name for yours, but not necessarily. I agree with the others' advice: Dr. Mahmood re possible IgG deficiency, Dr. Chu about WBC function, and Dr. Legha's comments about doctor shopping. Get an infectious diseases as well as allergy/immunology consultation. Good luck! ...Read more
Depends: This depends on the severity and reason. If it is from accidental lip-biting and without any open wound, you will see the healing takes place within a few days. However, more severe cut or trauma in lip may have caused internal bleeding, or infection. If this is the case, you will experience much delayed healing, and seeing a professional first may make a huge difference in how fast you can heal. ...Read more
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
Swollen lips can be due to many causes, e.g.
Insect bite, injury, infection, systemic illness etc.
But, most important and may be serious if it is from allergy. Allergic reaction gives rise to swollen lips, tongue and inside oral cavity which can lead to respiratory difficulty and arrest.
See your pediatrician if you are not sure or not comfortable. ...Read more
Lip swelling: Angioedema in the lips can be associated with hives, trauma, or any inflammation/infection process. Since the tissue in the face and lips are loose, a lot of things can make it swollen. We would need to see and examine it to know what might cause your lips to swell. If you have any difficulty breathing, abdominal pain, nausea/vomiting, go to the ER since its a sign of anaphylaxis. ...Read more
Ice: Cool objects decrease blood flow and thus reduce swelling ...Read more
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
Allergist: Unless you got punched at the lip recently, see an allergist. ...Read more
Swollen lips: What you are able to use to treat a swollen lip, depends on the cause of the swelling, and what part of the lip is swollen. If the swelling is due to an injury (being hit) then a cold compress is best. Infection, will require attention and antiviral or antibiotic as needed. Allergic reaction to food, medication, or an object touching the lips may also cause swelling. Antihistamines will help this. ...Read more
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Lip swelling: What caused you lip to swell, and how long has it been swollen for? Is your lip also painful? Due to the fact that the lip does not typically swell without a significant reason. I would recommend that you see your doctor for an examination. ...Read more
I took 6 tablets of prednisolone day 1 for swollen lip, has resolved do I need to continue, how does it affect Tirosint medication?
Prednisone: Greetings. Prednisone is a medication that works as an antiinflammatory. The medication also suppresses your adrenal production of hormones. The gradual reduction is needed in most cases. Check with your prescribing doctor. The dose of the prednisone and the prescribing information is very important to know. We can often times recommend a rapid taper or just stopping in some cases. ...Read more
Slighty swollen lip, and no known allergies. Plus I didn't have any food or drink I don't usually have. What could be the cause? Should I worry?
Depends: If you have no problem breathing (throat swelling), you may try antihistamine up to 4 times daily to see if this helps. If the problem keeps on coming back, consider consulting an allergist. There are many potential causes and a drug reaction (especially NSAIDs) is one to be considered. If you have any problem breathing or swallowing, rush to the ER. ...Read more
Hi, I have recently woke up with a swollen lip. I poped a pimple very close by a few days ago, and I know that I haven't hit my lip. Could it be infect?
Yes: Be checked and treated if you have an infection. All the best. ...Read more
Icing regimen: Icing will help for the first 48 hours after injury. Try to ice at least 10 minutes each hour. If you can, 10 minutes on, 10 minutes off is an ideal schedule while you are awake. Try using bags of frozen peas or corn (left in the original packaging). They conform well the body and can be reused. Just don't try to eat them after they have been thawed and frozen a few times! ...Read more
In auto immune disease the enemy is from with in. As name implies "auto" is self and "immune " is immune system. One 's own immune system for unknown reason turns against self and destroys or damages tissues or cells. List of auto immune disease are many and growing. End result is destruction of of tissues such as thyroid, pancreas or cells such as ...Read more
The immune system developed to tell our own, normal cells (self) from foreign and abnormal cells (non-self). This lets the immune system eliminate viruses, bacteria, fungi and cancer cells from our body without harming normal cells. Sometimes the immune system fails to tell self from non-self and it attacks normal cells, for example in ...Read more