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Chapped Puffy Lips
I was sucking on a bottle cap and when I took it off my lips were all puffy and it kinda hurts how long will it take to got away?
Edematous: This activity caused leakage of edema fluid into the tissues of the lips resulting in edematous swelling. Such swelling will resolve without any treatment but may take a few days as long as there is no associated inflammatory reaction. See your physician if you don't see gradual improvement. ...Read more
Is it possible that I can get a product name medication suggestion for my lips? I exfoliated regurarly and they are puffy/bigger and little swell.
Stop. Let it heal: It is time to stop putting product on your lips. You have got to be patient. Stop already. Please. Let the tissue calm down and heal. ...Read more
There are a number: Of different causes for dry lips. Some are benign and others are more serious. Examination and testing can be done to confirm a diagnosis. Make an appointment with a health care provider for evaluation. ...Read more
Can you suggest me a medicine, after exfoliating lips too much (they are bigger and little swell / puffier)?
Go to the doctor: Please. Your question has been asked and answered repeatedly. Please go to see a real doctor in person. ...Read more
Since I was young I always get puffy lips when I'm really tired, really upset, or really nervous. Is there any explanation for this?
Perhaps Stress?: Hi Callie, I'm not entirely sure what is causing your symptoms. Perhaps stress triggers some inflammation in your body. Other things to consider are allergic reactions triggered by an unknown exposure in your home or possible medication side effects if you take any medications or supplements. Hope that helps! ...Read more
I have stopped exfoliating my lips 1 week ago they are still puffy and little swell, should I just wait more or apply some product to make it go fast?
Wait: Give it time. Any product you use has the potential for additional side effects. ...Read more
Find the cause:
You are likely a mouth breather, usually due to nasal congestion. Keep your lips moist, treat the nasal congestion, will likely do the trick!
best I can do with the limited info., check with a dentist if this does not help as several other much less likely conditions also come to mind and they could be treated by your dentist. ...Read more
Lips have been puffy for 2-3 days thought it was from amoxicillin but stopped it 3 days ago what could it be?
Allergic reaction: Is still a strong possibility. It may take several days for swelling from an allergic reaction to subside. Talk to your doctor about this. They may want you to to take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or possibly a stronger antihistamine if they believe this is an allergic reaction. Angioedema is another possible cause for swollen lips which may or may not be caused by an allergy. Your doctor can help guild you. ...Read more
How long does it take for the puffyness and the swelling of the lips to go away after regurarly exfoliating them? (connected with previous questions)
Why are you: Exfoliating the delicate tissues of the lips? (i don't have a way to cross reference your previous question). I don't know how badly you damaged the tissues - so I can't venture a guess. You may wish to have your injured lips evaluated by a dermatologist. ...Read more
Experienced injector: The biggest concern of my patients who have fillers in the lips is a "done" overly full lip. By injecting sequentially in the lips and strategically placing the filler, one is able to get natrual looking full lips without the stigma of over injections. ...Read more
My lips are bruised and puffy occassionally but it keeps reoccurring, vaseline seems to soothe them?
Monitor it: This is a normal reaction to a "bit Lip." Monitor the area and if the swelling increases, your pain worsens, then see the Dr. Or dentist. Ice chips can help decrease the swelling and Ibuprofen (with food) can help with inflammation and pain as needed. Time will generally heal these type of wounds, best wishes. ...Read more
Dry lips: Have you tried a lip balm? There are many choices available. ...Read more
Rritated, itchy, dry, puffy, swollen, lips, what do you suggest putting on them to help them heal?
I have had dry lips for two months I have tried vaseline and all kinds of chap stick. What will help?
Is there anything I can do or any type of chap stick that will lighten my lip color and keeper them moist?
Chap stick: Any type of chap stick should help to keep them moist, but your proably have to look in the make-up department to look for something to lighten the color. ...Read more
It's been 3 months now and my lips at first were numb and tingly. Now they are red, puffy, and they are always dry and they hurt. Nothing helps?
May be lip eczema: Persistent dry lips may be lip eczema, which can be treated like skin eczema, using hydrocortisone cream plus Vaseline or Aquaphor to retain moisture. Sometimes, lipsticks or lip sunscreen chemicals are causing an allergic reaction on the lips. Other times, a person is a primary lip-licker (it's her habit). If dry lips crack, they can get irritated by foods or juices. A doctor can sort things out. ...Read more
Lips don't produce natural moisture I tried Aquaphor and everything. Don't lick lips what do I do? 8 weeks no balm then started again lips still chap
Carmex is an easy product to find and usually very resilient. You may also try Vitamin E oil-pierce a capsule and squeeze to apply to the lips and surrounding area. The moisture will be absorbed (Vit E is an antioxidant).
Also consider taking 1-2 teaspoonsful of Flax seed oil (1-2 capsules) per day. Moisturize from the inside out> ...Read more
Exfoliated my lips 15 days straight and now they are bigger and puffier and a little bit swollen?! what happened? Will they be back to their old size
will get better: It is not always such a great idea to exfoliate the lips because they are very sensitive. I would see a dermatologist who can give you a cortisone ointment or even give it to you by mouth to make your lips get better. ...Read more
Hello, ever since I can remember my meatus looks swollen, but it doesn't hurt at all, it just looks like red puffy lips, is this normal?
Normal: I don't think that you have a problem since a problem is starting to notice differences or changes in normal function. I would say that since you have no pain or significant changes you shouldn't worry much ...Read more
I have really dry lips, I pick & lick them too I've tried all kinds of chap sticks & antibiotic but nothing works. How can I get soft beautiful lips?
My lower lip is puffy on the right side and I'm feeling very drowsy. What's wrong with me? (I think it might be stress related)
Allergic reaction?: If you did not traumatize (injure) your lip, and you do not get cold sores regularly (herpes) it is most likely you have s food or medication allergy. Start taking Benadryl, (diphenhydramine) and go to see a doctor right away. If this is the early stage of anaphylaxis (severe allergic run), things could get worse and you might have real trouble breathing. Go see a doc if the swelling is not getting better with Benadry ...Read more
From sex, my vagina between the lips on one side it's just puffy and looks like a cut/burn I don't know but it hurts. What do I do to heal it? It's been days
You're likely right!: Pain inside lips of vagina after sex is likely a small tear or part of the skin rubbed off (abrasion). Puffiness, redness, and tenderness may mean trauma or infection. If you have drainage/pus from this area, see dr. Right away! yeast infection, movement, more sex, or tight underwear can make cuts/abrasions hurt more. Try hot baths, no creams/lotions, see dr to check for infection. Good luck! ...Read more
Son got huge hives all over body 2 days ago. Went away w/ benadryl (diphenhydramine) but came back hours later and again next day. On 2nd day, also had puffy lips. Why?
Persistent reaction: Benedryl has transient (4 hour) antihistamine effect. This pattern suggests there was a positive drug benefit, but that the triggering issue continues. If this is a reaction to a food (suggested by swollen lips), it could persist for several days until the material has been completely processed in the GI tract. A prior illness, like strep, can also yield hives but seldom responds to benedryl ...Read more
Thrush: Yes, this can occur, but a little unusual and would look for another cause. Also remember that thrush is not common in adults and one must think about the possibility of immune dysfunction. There is an increasing incidence of HIV infection in the older population because they do not think it can happen to them. Be careful and be safe. ...Read more