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Small bump appeared on my top lip, the same night went to sleep woke up in the middle of the night and noticed my entire top lip is HUGE and swollen??

Small bump appeared on my top lip, the same night went to sleep woke up in the middle of the night and noticed my entire top lip is HUGE and swollen??

See your PCP: Could be an allergic reaction for which Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or another antihistamine may be helpful or could be herpes infection or other viral or bacterial infection, so recommend seeing your primary care provider. ...Read more

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I have a horrible habit of peeling my lip since I was like 4 years old. Now it happens unknowingly when I sleep. I wake up with cuts. Most recent happened 2 nights ago, I woke up with my lip cut but by the night time half my lip was swollen and there are

I have a horrible habit of peeling my lip since I was like 4 years old. Now it happens unknowingly when I sleep. I wake up with cuts. Most recent happened 2 nights ago, I woke up with my lip cut but by the night time half my lip was swollen and there are

I would consult: with a Dentist who can fabricate a night-time mouth guard ....use this for a number of months...an "wean gradually"
Hope this helps...its a very frustrating problem!!!

BTW Use lip balm as often as possible since a moist lip does not generally "peel"
Hope this is helpful!

Dr Z ...Read more

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8 days ago I found out I was allergic to peaches as soon as I took a 2/3rd bite into one, the bottom of my tongue became numb and my lips swell with bumps on it. I drank alcohol last night and about 4-5 hrs of sleeping, my bottom lip is very swollen.

8 days ago I found out I was allergic to peaches as soon as I took a 2/3rd bite into one, the bottom of my tongue became numb and my lips swell with bumps on it. I drank alcohol last night and about 4-5 hrs of sleeping, my bottom lip is very swollen.

Antihistamines : Try taking oral antihistamines like zyrtec or Allegra. Benadryl will also help but might make you sleepy and only last a few hours. If any breathing difficulty, coughing or the sensation of throat tightening develops please see doctor right away ...Read more

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What could cause my lips to get swollen when i go to sleep?

What could cause my lips to get swollen when i go to sleep?

Not sure: You may be unconsciously biting your lips during sleep. You may be placing pressure on them depending on your sleep position. You may have excess fluid in your body which collects towards your head in the recumbent position. ...Read more

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I might have bit my lip while I was sleeping, now it's swollen and yesterday air pockets, today soft white crust. How make it heal faster?

I might have bit my lip while I was sleeping, now it's swollen and yesterday air pockets, today soft white crust. How make it heal faster?

LIP LESIONS: AVOID FURTHER TRAUMATIZING THE LIP; AVOID SPICY AND SALTY FOODS; AND WAIT ABOUT 5-7 DAYS FOR IT TO HEAL. IF IT DOES NOT HEAL, SEE YOUR PCP FOR FURTHER EVALUATION. ...Read more

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My 2 year old sucks her bottom lip. How do I get her to stop? She mainly does it when shes relaxing or trying to go to sleep. Her lip is swollen.

My 2 year old sucks her bottom lip. How do I get her to stop? She mainly does it when shes relaxing or trying to go to sleep. Her lip is swollen.

Hibit issue: This is probably more acceptable to most than sucking his thumb, eating his hair, or other self soothing behaviors. I would ignore it as the more you fuss at him about it the more he needs self soothing. ...Read more

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Everytime i go to sleep and wake up in the morning my bottom lip feels swollen and looks it a lil im only 16 any ideas?

Everytime i go to sleep and wake up in the morning my bottom lip feels swollen and looks it a lil im only 16 any ideas?

Depends: usually depends on if u are sleeping mainly on your belly and ur face is touching the pillow. Try sleeping on ur back and see if this helps. ...Read more

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Very swollen lip due to gentle biting wile studying. Sleep deprived, stressed and my lip is HUGE..Should I be worried? No allergy it's just due2trauma

Very swollen lip due to gentle biting wile studying. Sleep deprived, stressed and my lip is HUGE..Should I be worried? No allergy it's just due2trauma

Sounds like it: but you should also ask your dentist to check for mal-occulsion causing you to bite your lip. If stress is the major issue, then methods to reduce stress would be the solution. Repetitive trauma to any tissue can lead to scarring and even cancerous changes over time. ...Read more

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My mom has a swollen lip and had a pimple and popped it five times already. The pain is going down to her jaw, and can't sleep. Should she see doctor?

My mom has a swollen lip and had a pimple and popped it five times already. The pain is going down to her jaw, and can't sleep. Should she see doctor?

Yes: This may be the beginning of a skin infection, a cellulitis, that may need antibiotics for treatment, and could become more serious and systemic without adequate treatment. ...Read more

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My uvula is swollen and irritated after a night of sleeping with my mouth open. No fever or other symptoms. It's been almost 2 days. It's still swollen enough to touch my tongue. Should I go to the GP if it isn't better by tomorrow?

My uvula is swollen and irritated after a night of sleeping with my mouth open. No fever or other symptoms. It's been almost 2 days. It's still swollen enough to touch my tongue. Should I go to the GP if it isn't better by tomorrow?

Swollen uvula: This can happen after a night of mouth breathing and snoring. It will usually be self limited, but sometimes taking a short course of steroids is helpful. If you are still swollen tomorrow, you should see your doctor to evaluate and possibly treat with oral steroids. ...Read more

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I have a pain on the left side of my head. And i feel like there is a bump or its swollen. I didn't hit anything it started 2 days ago. I can't sleep on my left side?

I have a pain on the left side of my  head. And i feel like there is a bump or its swollen. I didn't hit anything it started 2 days ago. I can't sleep on my left side?

Left head pain: Does it hurt when you touch it? Pulsates? Could be cyst( fluid filled lesion), lipoma( fat mass), other mass, vascular lesion. Would follow up today with doc/ ER ...Read more

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Inside top lip swollen and feels asleep, should I be worried?

Inside top lip swollen and feels asleep, should I be worried?

If you have an : Allergic reaction that would be a problem. Trouble breathing, swelling of tongue or airway - need to get immediate help. ...Read more

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I hit my head. I got a cut and swollen on my eyebrow . It's been 8 hours is it safe to sleep?

I hit my head. I got a cut and swollen on my eyebrow . It's been 8 hours  is it safe to sleep?

Probably: It sounds like you had a bad injury. The main thing to be concerned about is a slow subdural hematoma. The symptoms can include nausea, vomiting, headache, and just not feeling quite right among other things. It can happen from seemingly innocuous injuries. To be safe you should at least see your primary care doctor. They may want to get an outpatient ct if they feel it is warranted. ...Read more

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The top upper left of my lip is swollen .. I woke up and they fell back asleep then 2 hours later I woke up with the swell. What is this?

The top upper left of my lip is swollen .. I woke up and they fell back asleep then 2 hours later I woke up with the swell. What is this?

?: Could be various things. Cool compresses and maybe an antihistamine over the counter (if you have no contraindications) could help. See your doc if psists or worsens or if you start developing respiratory issues. ...Read more

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Ever since I carried a heavy bookbag & swollen my left side upper back & been playing video games for hours with no sleep. My heart has been beating fast constantly & tingling in behind my head & can't sleep unless I take hot showers. ?

Ever since I carried a heavy bookbag & swollen my left side upper back & been playing video games for hours with no sleep. My heart has been beating fast constantly & tingling in behind my head & can't sleep unless I take hot showers. ?

Reset!: Your body needs you to hit the reset button! Abstain from all video games and junk food. Walk or exercise at least 30-60 minutes a day for the next week. Go online and print out a menu for the Mediterranean Diet and follow that strictly for 1-2 weeks. If your symptoms persist, see a doctor. ...Read more

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For the last few days i wake up with my face swollen especially around my mouth/cheeks. It also happens if i sleep in the day. From sinuses?

For the last few days i wake up with my face swollen especially around my mouth/cheeks. It also happens if i sleep in the day. From sinuses?

Allergy testing: It sounds like it may be an allergy to something that is present where you are sleeping. If you are having sinus problems, then i would recommend sinus washes. A netti pot works very well for that. Facial swelling could also be due to an advil (ibuprofen) allergy. Please see your doctor about allergy testing. Allergies are certainly common in people with asthma. Also have your dizziness and excessive sweating looked into at the same visit. ...Read more

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Neck and chest and left side of head itch no swollen or rash help please??? sleep on furry pillows and use baby lotion and wash with dove and nivea

Neck and chest and left side of head itch no swollen or rash help please??? sleep on furry pillows and use baby lotion and wash with dove and nivea

Skin irritation: Focalized itching without rash is rarely due to underlying organ disease. I suspect skin irritation (sun coming through car window, the furry pillow, etc). Try changing both the pillow and the lotion. Rec fragrance-free non-alcohol containing lotion such as Vanicream, Eucerin or CeraVe. Use 2-3 times daily and always after bathing. ...Read more

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I cant seem to sleep at night, I feel my eyes can't close and now my eyes are swollen?

I cant seem to sleep at night, I feel  my eyes can't close and now my eyes are swollen?

Lagophthalmos: There is a condition where the eyes don't close completely called lagopthalmos. Use of lubricating eye ointment at bedtime will result in improved comfort. There is also something called floppy lid syndrome in overweight individuals that can be corrected surgically if it is causing the eyes to open at night. The swollen eyes may be caused by exposure from their opening during sleep. ...Read more

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Why do my fingers feel swollen and big at night or when I have been laying down/sleeping then wake up?

Why do my fingers feel swollen and big at night or when I have been laying down/sleeping then wake up?

Question: when you are sleeping you may be lying in such a way as to obstruct venous drainage from the arm, this will cause the fingers to swell, they'll decompress when the position changes and the drainage is better. Altering your sleep postures may be difficult. ...Read more

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My son is chewing on his lower lip and cranky. Unable to sleep through the night. Please advice?

My son is chewing on his lower lip and cranky. Unable to sleep through the night. Please advice?

Cranky,insomnia age2: Many possibilities. Perhaps diet, food sensitivities, regurgitation, even pin worms can cause problems. Take your child in for a check up. ...Read more

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I got a chin reduction done 6 months ago and it's still swollen but in the middle of the night while i sleep, my swelling is gone. Why is that?

I got a chin reduction done 6 months ago and it's still swollen but in the middle of the night while i sleep, my swelling is gone. Why is that?

Swelling postop: Swelling after surgery tends to come and go and when patients are sleeping and at rest the swelling tends to resolve. Once the awake and start doing more swelling tends to worsen. If this is bothering you or not getting better you should check with your surgeon! best of luck! ...Read more