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What can cause sudden swelling in the lips?

What can cause sudden swelling in the lips?

Allergic Reaction: An allergic reaction to a medication or food could cause swelling in the lips. An insect bite could also cause this. ...Read more

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Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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Help please! could canker sores cause swelling on the lip?

Help please! could canker sores cause swelling on the lip?

Angio edema : That is the swelling you are experiencing. It could be an allergic reaction. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can help. If you have any breathing problems seek help immediately. ...Read more

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Does Lipitor (atorvastatin) cause swelling in the lip and tightness in lip?

Does Lipitor (atorvastatin) cause swelling in the lip and tightness in lip?

Angioedema: Just about anybody can have an allergic reaction to just about anything, typically manifested as a mild itchy rash. But a more severe reaction is hives & angioedema, sometimes involving lip, tongue etc. Check out http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/hives-and-angioedema/ds00313. But anyone who has difficulty swallowing/breathing might have http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/anaphylaxis/ds00009. Call 911. ...Read more

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Is there a dental condition that could cause swelling under the lip? It will itch for a.second.then swell then go away cracks at corner of mouth to

Is there a dental condition that could cause swelling under the lip? It will itch for a.second.then swell then go away cracks at corner of mouth to

Angular cheilitis: Could be either an impetigo-type skin infection or a yeast infection or both. Try an antibiotic ointment alternating with an antifungal cream like clotrimazole and see your primary care doctor for further treatment. It can also happen from malabsorption or malnutrition. B-complex vitamin supplement and iron may help. Also, avoid lip-licking and moisturize at night with lip balm or vaseline. ...Read more

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Could red wine like syrah or shiraz and/or blueberries suddenly cause brow & lip swelling then lip rash afterwards, ie allergic reaction?

Could red wine like syrah or shiraz and/or blueberries suddenly cause brow & lip swelling then lip rash afterwards, ie allergic reaction?

Possibly: It's common to be allergic to these things, and it would be best for you to be evaluated in person by your family doctor (or a dermatologist or allergist). ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause swelling lip?

Can anxiety cause swelling lip?

Lip swelling: Anxiety shouldn't cause lip swelling (unless you are biting your lip). I agree with the previous post that allergies can cause this. Certain medications (ace inhibitors, arb's) can do this as well. Trauma is a cause too. ...Read more

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What are the common causes for lips swelling?

What are the common causes for lips swelling?

Trauma/allergies: Trauma to the lips blistering due to viral infection (or bacterial) food allergies or to new cosmetic (lipstick) these would be most common, after that one must look into the problem much more closely. ...Read more