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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

Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...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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I am experiencing lip swelling. Is it allergic reaction from my b p medicine?

I am experiencing lip swelling. Is it allergic reaction from my b p medicine?

Possibly: How long have you been taking it or is it a new exposure? Is it an ACE inhibitor (antihypertensive medication that ends in -pril?) Are you having any respiratory problems? If you are having lip swelling that might be an allergic reaction or angioedema....you should go to the ED. ...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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Should I stay up overnight to keep an eye on my 3yr old after allergic reaction? She had lip swelling and was prescribed antihistamines.

Should I stay up overnight to keep an eye on my 3yr old after allergic reaction? She had lip swelling and was prescribed antihistamines.

Do not have to: Now that it's under control and you do not use the same substance that caused the reaction, it should be ok. ...Read more

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Started sulfamethoxazole on tues, today I noticed my lip swelling. Is this an allergic reaction & will the antibiotic still work if im allergic to it?

Started sulfamethoxazole on tues, today I noticed my lip swelling. Is this an allergic reaction & will the antibiotic still work if im allergic to it?

Probably: It sounds like an allergic type reaction (angioedema). You should stop the drug immediately and call your doctor. Avoid sulfa drugs in the future. ...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?

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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How long does it take for lip swelling to go down?

Depends: It depends on why it is swollen. You have to know the cause before we can talk recovery. ...Read more

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How long does it take for the lips swelling to go down after a allergic reaction?

A day or two: Often lips, eyelids and tongue can be a site for angioedema following an allergic reaction. This is related, but not exactly the same thing as hives (or "urticaria"), and angioedema commonly lasts into the next day. ...Read more

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How long does it take for swelling to go down in lip from allergic reaction to medication from lisinopril?

How long does it take for swelling to go down in lip from allergic reaction to medication from lisinopril?

A few days: Angioedema, or the swelling in your face and/or neck caused by certain medications, typically resolves within 7-10 days after you stop the medication but may last up to 4-6 weeks. Go to the er immediately if you experience chest pain, shortness of breath, dizziness, or swelling in your throat. ...Read more

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What will take down swelling and reduce itchiness from allergic reaction on lips?

What will take down swelling and reduce itchiness from allergic reaction on lips?

Time: Time is the best healer of an allergic reaction. Supportive treatment with anti-histamine medications such as diphenhydramine (benadryl) also helps. Also, drink plenty of fluids. ...Read more

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What can I do to get lip swelling to go down?

What can I do to get lip swelling to go down?

Dependent on cause: Lip swelling can be a result of numerous causes. Trama, allergy to foods, irritation from exposure or contact to chemical (food additives, colorations, etc), and diseases. You need to seek help from dentist or dermatologist to determine cause and then treatment. ...Read more

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Lip swelling from antibiotic, how serious is this reaction?

Lip swelling from antibiotic, how serious is this reaction?

It depends: Labial swelling is common with allergic reactions. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and topical or systemic steroids will help. If it progresses to difficulty with breathing, then it is of course, very serious. Avoid the offending agent and consult with your doctor. ...Read more

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My daughter, 19yrs, lip swelling and burning due to reaction from any chemical from lipistic, what to do for immediate relief.

My daughter, 19yrs, lip swelling and burning due to reaction from any chemical from lipistic, what to do for immediate relief.

Clean and cold: Remove the product and apply ice for immediate relief. If you have access to medications, antihistamines and anti inflamatories would be helpful. ...Read more

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I have had my abcess drained yesterday this is the second day on tablets when will my top lip swelling go down?

I have had my abcess drained yesterday this is the second day on tablets when will my top lip swelling go down?

Be patient: And follow instructions. Antibiotics take about 4-5 days to work and do not appear to significantly reduce swelling. ...Read more

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What can I do to make lip swelling go down fast?

Acute or chronic?: If you were injured, you should use a cold compress of ice wrapped in a towel. If you have chronic swelling that started more than 24 hours ago and is not going away you need to find out what the cause is so it can be treated. It could be an allergic reaction, which could use benadyl, but you should probably see a physician about it. ...Read more

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How can I make lip swelling go down?

Why is it swollen?: The question is why or what is causing you swollen lip. If you hit it or got thumped in the mouth. Is there a growth in or on your lip? You can ice a lip and see if the swelling goes down. If that doesn't work...Go see a doctor and get it looked at or biopsied. ...Read more

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How can I make lip swelling go down?

How can I make lip swelling go down?

Is it trauma?: Ice and Ibuprofen may help traumatic lip injuries. ...Read more

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How to get my lip swelling down after shellfish?

Antihistamine: Usually an antihistamine such as Benadryl (diphenhydramine) will do the trick. You should stay away from all shell fish from now on since subsequent allergic reactions may be more severe. ...Read more

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How can I reduce prolonged lip swelling?

It depends: On the cause. If you had surgery, it may only take a few days, but if it is due to a disease or medication reaction it can take longer. It is best to ask the doctor who is familiar with your situation. ...Read more

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What is a way to get lip swelling down after wisdom tooth surgery?

Ice pack: Call your oral surgeon/dentist that extract the tooth. Usually cold/ice pack will help reduce the swelling. You may need to apply it until the swelling subsides. Also Ibuprofen can reduce the inflammation. ...Read more

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I have developed a very swollen bottom lip. Not sure if allergic reaction or bite. I have taken Tellerge 180 mg over an hour ago? No change. Can I take Celestamine as well? What else can I do to reduce swelling. It is quite painful.

I have developed a very swollen bottom lip. Not sure if allergic reaction or bite. I have taken Tellerge 180 mg over an hour ago? No change. Can I take Celestamine as well? What else can I do to reduce swelling. It is quite painful.

Angioedema: The commonest cause of swelling of the lip in the absence of trauma or infection is an allergic reaction. You have already taken an antihistamine. Celestamine contains antihistamine but also has a cortisone like substance which may be helpful. Applying a cold compress may also help. Angioedema usually subsides within 24 hours. If you have associated throat or breathing problems go to emergency roo ...Read more

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Does lip swelling need to get worse before getting better?

Swollen lips: They could be the start of severe alllergic and anaphylactic reaction, so immediate medical attention should be sought. ...Read more

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What would cause chin, lip swelling upon awakening and remain so for 6 hours?

What would cause chin, lip swelling upon awakening and remain so for 6 hours?

See doctor: It is not possible to tell what might be wrong without seeing you. I would suggest seeing a physician for an evaluation. ...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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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