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How To Treat Swollen Lips From An Allergic Reaction
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stop using it: First stop using it. Wash it off completely. Topical hyrocortisone used very sparingly once or twice a day for a few days may help. If your symptoms persist please see your allergist or dermatologist. ...Read more
Self resolving: Facial swelling can be quite distressing The best way is to allow it time to resolve on it's own though I realize this can make you self conscious and be a source of embarrassment. A glucocorticosteroid such as Prednisone is often prescribed but the benefits need to be weighed against the risk of potentially severe side effects. ...Read more
Depends...: On cause of blister. If it's a cold sore (herpes) otc zilactin or some topical rx medication can be used. If it's truly allergic you can try a small amount of otc topical Hydrocortisone (don't swallow it), however the source of the allergy should be hunted. If you're having any shortness of breath, tongue swelling or difficulty swallowing you should go to the er now. ...Read more
Allergic reactions: Topical medications such as low potency steroids used for short periods of time (less than 2 weeks) will often help control allergic reactions on the skin. Topical steriods are typically avoided on the face and mucous membranes. The primary treatment of any allergic reactions is to find out the cause and avoid future exposures. Many skin conitions are not allergy (such as fungal infections). ...Read more
Benadryl (diphenhydramine): Immediately stop eating the food you think is causing the problem. Take liquid or dissolving Diphenhydramine (benadryl). If your reaction is worse: cough, shortness of breath, wheezing, chest tightness, difficulty breathing, hives all over your body, swelling of lips and tongue, etc., then you need to use your Epinephrine autoinjector (epipen, twinject) and go to the nearest emergency room. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends: It depends on where the swelling is located. If you had a severe allergic episode, swelling in mucous membranes can sometimes last several days. ...Read more
No: Swollen lips are not always secondary to an allergic reaction. This can occur after exposure to food allergy or another allergic trigger but it can also occur secondary to increased histamine release with no known cause. Other causes include underlying autoimmunity and inflammation. There are hereditary causes that also lead to swelling where a patient may not have associated itch. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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