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How long should it take for lip swelling to go down from allergic reaction?

How long should it take for lip swelling to go down from allergic reaction?

About 2 wks: Lip swelling from allergy can be a serious condition and one of the early manifestations of anaphylactic shock.. A life threatening condition that requires immediate medical attention. Less severe reactions of the contact type can be painful and of great concern and also may be treated. Antihistamines help as does heat to the area to increase blood circulation. Latex allergy may be a concern. ...Read more

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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How long will it take for lip swelling to disappear after allergic reaction? Mine was two days ago and it's still slightly puffy on one side.

How long will it take for lip swelling to disappear after allergic reaction? Mine was two days ago and it's still slightly puffy on one side.

Angioedema: It looks like you have angioedema. It already gets better so it might take one or two more days. If you have respiratory or GI symptoms, please see come to the nearest er or call ems. If not, make an office visit with an allergist to see why you have it. In the mean time, you can try otc allergy medications to hasten its recovery. ...Read more

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Is lip swelling considered allergic reaction?

Is lip swelling considered allergic reaction?

Most likely: As i answered the question on tongue swelling there are several factors that cause swelling, allergic reactions being one. This needs to be evaluated by a board certified allergist. ...Read more

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What is best to treat allergic reaction lip swelling?

What is best to treat allergic reaction lip swelling?

Lip swelling: It is very important to find out what has caused the lip swelling. If it is an allergic reaction, stop taking whatever caused the reaction, and see your physician or an allergy specialist for an evaluation. Do not try and treat this yourself. Also see your dentist to see if there is a dental infection. ...Read more

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Sudden lip swelling - could this be an allergic reaction?

Sudden lip swelling - could this be an allergic reaction?

Yes: It may be due to a drug. Food etc. See an allergist, who may be able to help get to the bottom of this. ...Read more

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Is lip swelling a sign of severe or mild allergic reaction?

Is lip swelling a sign of severe or mild allergic reaction?

Could be: Unless it was traumatized or you have an infection. Can't tell without visualization. See your dentist or physician for a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can you be having an allergic reaction if you have chronic lip swelling & no other symptoms?

Can you be having an allergic reaction if you have chronic lip swelling & no other symptoms?

Yes: Possible causes include toothpaste , chapstick , gum....If these don't help see an allergist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


Dr. John Chiu
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Allergic Reaction (Definition)

Allergic reactions are sensitivities to substances, called allergens, that come into contact with the skin, nose, eyes, respiratory tract, and gastrointestinal tract. They can be inhaled into the ...Read more