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Is there an alternative solution to a lip allergy?

Is there an alternative solution to a lip allergy?

Lip allergy & eczema: Persistent chapped lips is 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 his habit). Once cracked, lips get irritated by routine foods and juices. A doctor can sort things out. ...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


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What is the solution/possible home remedies for Burning sensation on upper lip since a few days? (With a history of food allergies and herpes simplex)

What is the solution/possible home remedies for Burning sensation on upper lip since a few days?
(With a history of food allergies and herpes simplex)

Any red bumps?: By now I would expect herpes to have declared itself. Try applying Aquaphor ointment or petroleum jelly. If no improvement after a couple of days then apply hydrocortisone. ...Read more

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A cure to my allergy that swells my lip?

A cure to my allergy that swells my lip?

Swelling: Lip swelling can occur for many reasons including medicines, foods, familial and due to other medical conditions. See an allergist to help find the reason for the episodes and how to manage them. ...Read more

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My lips are slightly bigger than usual, but do not hurt at all. Is this related to my allergies?

My lips are slightly bigger than usual, but do not hurt at all. Is this related to my allergies?

Possibly: Sounds like angioedema. Angioedema is an atypical swelling of dermal and mucosal membranes. Being allergic can play a role but so can many other things. Treatment is antihistamines unless you have throat or tongue swelling or difficulty breathing or swallowing. Then call 911 or get to an er. ...Read more

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My lips have recently started to swell every so often. I take half a zyrtech every couple days for skin allergies.

My lips have recently started to swell every so often.  I take half a zyrtech every couple days for skin allergies.

Lip swelling: Swelling of the lips, tongue and around the eyes is fairly common and called angioedema. This is similar to hives but a little deeper in the tissues and commonly occurs with hives. Treatment includes avoiding the trigger of the rash/swelling and antihistamines. An allergist can help identify the trigger and optimize treatment. ...Read more

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My lips have got darken and it because of allergies and i'm allergic to a lot chapsticks and i wanted to know what's the fastest way to clear my lips.

My lips have got darken and it because of allergies and i'm allergic to a lot chapsticks and i wanted to know what's the fastest way to clear my lips.

Dermatitis : This could be a skin reaction called contact dermatitis and usually is avoided and resolved after you stop using what potentially caused the problem. When the reaction is severe topical steroids help but usually these should be prescribed after having skin changes looked at. ...Read more

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Inflamation of face, lips, due to allergy?

Inflamation of face, lips, due to allergy?

Angioedema: This is an atypical swelling of mucosal membranes in the mouth, lips, eyes, throat, hands, feet and genitalia. See an allergist for work up and treatment. ...Read more

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My lips itch really bad and it's not from allergies, what could it be?

My lips itch really bad and it's not from allergies, what could it be?

Dry skin: Drink more water to avoid dehydration and use lip balm protection as needed. Avoid licking your lips which can cause this problem. ...Read more

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What could cause swollen lips if not allergies?

Angioedema: Angioedema is a classic cause of swollen lips, especially if it is just one part or just a certain side of the lip. Could also be due to a cold sore or canker sore or even an infection with bacteria if it is all red, puffy, swollen and warm to the touch. ...Read more

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Is fat lip due to food allergy?

Is fat lip due to food allergy?

Lip swelling: Yes, often caused by contact with food allergen. ...Read more