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Just noticed a tiny bump on the top of my lip that is irritating & hurts a little, especially if touched. The skin nearby feels odd. Is it serious?

Just noticed a tiny bump on the top of my lip that is irritating & hurts a little, especially if touched. The skin nearby feels odd. Is it serious?

Ok: This is usually OK can be a fever blister apthus ulcer or pimple or an abrasion. If it doesn't go away I would do a video telemedicine consult. Should go away within two weeks on its own ...Read more

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Would it be unusual or concerning for lips to swell during second week of having braces?

Would it be unusual or concerning for lips to swell during second week of having braces?

Lip swelling: Yes. It takes about 2 weeks to adjust to having something foreign in your mouth. It is almost like your mouth is slowly forming a "callus". Is anything from the braces poking or sticking into your lips to cause the problem? It will probably be ok but i would still call your doc to see if you should be seen earlier then your next appointment. ...Read more

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Symptom-yesterday evening slight tingle odd feeling on lips, today lips feel like they are swollen but they are not, lips and tongue odd prickly, Y?

Symptom-yesterday evening slight tingle odd feeling on lips, today lips feel like they are swollen but they are not, lips and tongue odd prickly, Y?

Couple thots: You might be experiencing an allergic reaction, perhaps to a medication, but perhaps some other toxin, such as food reaction. However, my initial thought is that you have ingested MSG (monosodium glutamate) and are experiencing the typical nasty reaction. If this continues or worsens, contact your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it unusual a lip to swell after getting novacaine?

Yes: When novocain (procaine) injected that by itself will lead to the lip getting fatter for a while, that should disappear in few hours. ...Read more

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Can my sore/tight jaw and tmj muscles be the cause of the odd sensations on my lip, teeth, jaw?

Can my sore/tight jaw and tmj muscles be the cause of the odd sensations on my lip, teeth, jaw?

Yes: Muscle tension and neurological signs go hand in glove. Tooth clenching may also play a role, especially if teeth are sore or sensitive. Pain can be related to muscle fatigue. ...Read more

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Isn't it unusual to to get very slightly swollen lips from seasonal allergies?

Isn't it unusual to to get very slightly swollen lips from seasonal allergies?

Somewhat: Many allergens can make the lips swell, it is often difficult to determine what it is. It is called angioedema. Front line treatment is usually antihistamines, benedryl for immediate help or zyrtec (cetirizine) for preventative measures. Ice packs can reduce it. You can be treated with Prednisone or ace inhibitors as well (blood pressure meds). Most dentists would be able to help or allergy md better. ...Read more

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I Have had a cold for @ a week, I am currently having an unusual period, and this morning my lips became pale. WHat is going on?

 I Have had a cold for @ a week, I  am currently having  an unusual period, and this morning my lips  became pale. WHat is going on?

Anxiety episode: may be combined with pale or blue lips and fast heart rate. If concerned see your PCP for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Stacey has unusual swelling around her eyes and lips that are comming and going. Her eyes appear to be black around them and her lips are dry all the time no matter how much lotion she puts on them?

Stacey has unusual swelling around her eyes and lips that are comming and going. Her eyes appear to be black around them and her lips are dry all the time no matter how much lotion she puts on them?

Allergy: It sounds like allergy. Allergy causes dry, scaly skin with swelling, redness and itch. Avoid allergen that could be either food, or environmental elements. You can get allergy test. Eczema can causes dry skin too. Take Omega 3 essential fatty acids, coconut oils, nuts with plenty of fluid. cold compressors around the eye helps with swelling. ...Read more

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It seems like one side of my vaginal lips is swollen to the point where it is uncomfortable to sit down. No foul odor or unusual discharge. Help?

It seems like one side of my vaginal lips is swollen to the point where it is uncomfortable to sit down. No foul odor or unusual discharge. Help?

Need examination: This could be due to mechanical irritation or it could be an infection. You could have vulvo-vaginal yeast infection, for example, which could cause this even in the absence of a vaginal discharge. Many other potential causes. Need an examination to diagnosis this one. ...Read more

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Son is 2.5 years, since bottle feeding. has a small blister on the middle top lip.He uses a straw cup for 1.5 years now and still has it. Unusual?

 Son is 2.5 years, since bottle feeding. has a small blister on the middle top lip.He uses a straw cup for 1.5 years now and still has it. Unusual?

Not sure: Check with your child's doctor. Sucking blisters on the upper lip are not uncommon, but it is unusual that it would persist. Is he using a pacifier or thumb sucking still? That might cause it to continue. ...Read more