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Dr. Bhavin Patel
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Lip Swelling (Overview)

Lip swelling is a clinical finding in which the lips are enlarged due to extra fluid accumulation in the tissue of the lip. This can be due to infection, injury, or allergies.


Dr. Erica Bial
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Can smoking meth cause lip swelling ?

Dr. Erica Bial
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Can smoking meth cause lip swelling ?

Pipe burn: It is more likely that the lip swelling is a heat burn from the smoking apparatus (pipe, etc) than from an allergic reaction. That said, your drugs could be cut with virtually anything, and are likely to harm you. Please get help. Stopping the problem would be more helpful than solving the lip swelling. ...Read more

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Lip Swelling (Overview)

Lip swelling is a clinical finding in which the lips are enlarged due to extra fluid accumulation in the tissue of the lip. This can be due to infection, injury, or allergies.


Dr. Alex Shvartsman
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Lip swelling often happens to me, and i don't know why?

Dr. Alex Shvartsman
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Lip swelling often happens to me, and i don't know why?

Possible allergy: I bet its an allergy. Think about what commonalities occurred. Probably food, lip products? ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
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What is best to treat allergic reaction lip swelling?

Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
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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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Dr. John Van der Werff
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What would cause chin, lip swelling upon awakening and remain so for 6 hours?

Dr. John Van der Werff
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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

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Dr. Peter Karsant
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How can I get rid of lip swelling?

Dr. Peter Karsant
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How can I  get rid of lip swelling?

Depends on : Cause. Can you be more specific? If it is viral then time/antiviral drug. If it is trauma generally time with treatment of symptoms by otc drugs. If it is due to infection then see your dentist/md. ...Read more

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Dr. Paul Grin
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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?

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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?

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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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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What is the medical term for when a possible tiny piece of food is lodged or trapping your airways way in the back of throat? Major facial & lip swelling, all over top half of body redness with tingling, lips a hint of blue, the feeling of ear plugs in ea

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Hello. : Hello. A foriegn body (including food) which is trapped in the airway and makes breathing difficult is a partial airway obstruction. A foriegn body that completely prevents breathing is a complete airway obstruction. I don't know what you are describing. But if you have swelling of your lips and face with difficulty breathing this could be a major allergice reaction. If that is the case - call 911 immediately. ...Read more

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Dr. Idelle Brand
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Does lip swelling need to get worse before it gets better?

Dr. Idelle Brand
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No: No swelling needs to get worse before it gets better. ...Read more

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Dr. Alex Shvartsman
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Lip swelling often happens to me, and i don't know why?

Dr. Alex Shvartsman
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Possible allergy: I bet its an allergy. Think about what commonalities occurred. Probably food, lip products? ...Read more

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Dr. John Van der Werff
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What would cause chin, lip swelling upon awakening and remain so for 6 hours?

Dr. John Van der Werff
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34 years in practice
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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

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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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