Top
10
Doctor insights on: Autoimmune Disorders Swollen Lip

Share
1

1
How often to ice a swollen lip?

How often to ice a swollen lip?

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

See 1 more doctor answer

Autoimmune (Definition)

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


2

2
Best way to treat a swollen lip?

Best way to treat a swollen lip?

From what?: If it's swollen from trauma, use ice pack first 24 hours on and off every 15 minutes. Then it's just a waiting game until it goes away. If of unknown origin, you need to see a dentist as soon as possible as it is likely an infection that would require immediate treatment. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
3

3
How would you recommend i cure my 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

4

4
I'm curious as to what should I do about my swollen lip?

I'm curious as to what should I do about my swollen lip?

Swollen lip: Do you know why your lip is swollen? If it is from some trauma, like biting or getting hit, gently placing an ice pack (zip-lock bag with water and ice cubes) will help and keep the swelling to minimum. Anti-inflammatory medicine, if you can take it, may be used. If you don't know why it's swollen, please visit your dentist and find out why, so that proper treatment can be offered to you. ...Read more

5

5
What causes swollen lip after snorkeling?

What causes swollen lip after snorkeling?

A couple things: If this is a snorkel that is new to you, it may be sensitivity to a component of the mouthpiece. Some older/cheaper snorkels may have latex rubber mouthpieces, to which you could be sensitive. You may also have been exposed to a piece of jellyfish or man-o'-war tentacle. This would cause a stinging or burning sensation as well. Mild swelling can also occur from exposure of sensitive tissue to sun. ...Read more

6

6
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

8

8
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

9

9
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

10

10
My wife has a swollen lip on her virgina like a bump?

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

Dr. Tania Dempsey
90 doctors shared insights

Autoimmune Conditions (Definition)

The body is reacting to something that is indigenous to itself. It is acting as if it is a foreign invader , and 'fighting" it. This is not ...Read more