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Causes Of Swollen Upper Lip
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My 3yr old daughter woke up with a swollen cheek, one swollen eye and a swollen upper lip. Her sheets are clean, what could cause this? Pedi worthy?
Yes: You need to have the pediatrician see what the cause of this is. ...Read more
I haven't ate anything since I woke up, been up 3 hours only drank water and have a SUPER swollen upper lip now? Why
Probably Allergy: Take some allergy pill like Claritin/Zyrtec or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and see if it helps with the lip swelling. Check your temp to make sure you don't have fever. If you have any other symptom like sore throat or feel any bumps in mouth or tongue, a quick trip to the local urgent care clinic like Wallgreens or CVS would be a good idea to get it checked out. Feel better. ...Read more
I just recently got a swollen upper lip out of no where and now my bottom lip is acting up but it's only one half. Help?
Allergy vs. Infectio: I do not know how long this has been happening or whether you have and other skin findings. Based on what you have shared it could be and allergy like urticaria or a contact dermaitis or an infection. You should have it evaluated by your dermatologist. ...Read more
I'm in this same situation and my sons birthday party is today and I look awful with this swollen upper lip. What can I take to help with the swelling?
Benadryl (diphenhydramine): Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can help reduced the swelling but it has the side effect of making you sleepy. You can try Claritin or Zyrtec. Adding Zantac, ( a medicine which is also an antihistamine but mostly used for gastritis or reflux, ), may help as well. Keep in mind though if this a recurrent problem, you need to see your physician to determine the cause. ...Read more
Not sure: In general, swelling of a body part is NOT a neurological syndrome. There are few conditions like CRPS that are neurological and can cause swelling. A sudden swollen upper lip may have non-neurological causes like allergy, acute reaction, or other. You should have it checked out just to be sure. ...Read more
My 21 year old daughter has a really swollen upper lip and last night had a temperature of 101.8. What could it be?
Many possibilities: Swelling in the lips can be a result of infection, trauma, cyst formation and neoplasm. The presence of the fever tends to lead to the consideration of an infection--whether of dental (tooth) origin or soft tissue infection. You should seek counsel from your dentist. ...Read more
I woke up with a really swollen upper lip. There seems to be a small white line in the middle (not like a thrush).What could it be?
I have a very swollen upper lip. It's very painful and when lanced it puss came out. It's swelling very fast in little time. I also have a fever?
Medical Consult Now: If you haven't been seen by a physician or started on an antibiotic you should go to an Urgent Care or ER. This is an infection and needs to be treated immediately with antibiotic before it spreads. The fever tells us that this is serious and the "pus" could be cultured to help us treat appropriately. Good luck and get seen. ...Read more
I have had pain in what I'm guessing is top of my gum just below my nose, now over last few days have a swollen upper lip, any idea what could be?
A few thoughts...: You have pain and swelling that has not resolved after a few days, and doesn't seem like it will without care. If the problem is related to your teeth or periodontal tissues, you will need definitive care. Why guess at a diagnosis over the internet? See a local dentist before the swelling (or infection) spreads. ...Read more
I've woken up with a swollen upper lip three days in a row. I have a little numbness and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) isn't helping. The swelling won't go away.
Get evaluated..: More information is needed on other symptoms associated in order to tell what is most likely going on. Also what meds are you taking, any new foods or exposures. It is also important to take a look at it and probably get labs if necessary. My advise is to get seen ASAP. If you are having trouble breathing go to the ED now. ...Read more
Woke up to a very large swollen upper lip. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and ice pack hasn't helped.
Possible allergy: It's possible it may be allergy related. If it persists and doesn't reduce in size please see a doctor for additional treatment options. You may a short steroid burst. Best of luck! ...Read more
My son got stung by a bee on his finger and a week later he's woken up with a swollen upper lip nose and cheak?
See physician: I'd have him see a physician immediately ...Read more
Red and swollen upper lip yesterday evening woke up with two small spots on upper lip could feel them but not see them. Woke up this morning and lip was red and swollen with a little tingling. Could this be a spider bite?
Yes: Yes it could be a spider bite. It could be an infection from a tooth, hair follicle, or sebaceous gland. Recommend that you see your physician as soon as possible to make sure that it does not progress to a msra infection which is difficult to treat. In the mean time wash it with soap and water then place an antibiotic ointment on the site. ...Read more
5yrold cousin has a swollen upper lip for 2 years. No dental problem nor pain. A doctor found a blockage in a vein like I understood. Is there a cure?
Venous malformation: I agree with the other doc who recommended a pediatric plastic surgeon. ...Read more
Have a swollen upper lip with a blister like swelling across where the top lip and skin above it meet and also a fleshy lump in one nostril on septum?
See a dentist: It is not easy to diagnose without a clinical exam but what your describing can be a severe dental infection that has reached the floor of your nose. See a dentist immediately. ...Read more