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Occasional Lip Swelling
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Why is it swollen?: The question is why or what is causing you swollen lip. If you hit it or got thumped in the mouth. Is there a growth in or on your lip? You can ice a lip and see if the swelling goes down. If that doesn't work...Go see a doctor and get it looked at or biopsied.See 2 more doctor answers
Need clarification: Could be a few different causes of lip swelling. For example herpes simplex (cold sore) causes lip to enlarge and swell, but it is usually accompanied with pain and tingling. If you had a trauma (were hit eg.) on the mouth it would likely swell. And if you had recent dental work your lips could possible swell. Also allergies can cause lip swelling as can inflammation, infection near lip. See dr.
It depends: On the cause. If you had surgery, it may only take a few days, but if it is due to a disease or medication reaction it can take longer. It is best to ask the doctor who is familiar with your situation.
Dependent on cause: Lip swelling can be a result of numerous causes. Trama, allergy to foods, irritation from exposure or contact to chemical (food additives, colorations, etc), and diseases. You need to seek help from dentist or dermatologist to determine cause and then treatment.See 1 more doctor answer
Determine the cause: Is it dental in origin, a burn, an allergy, an infection, a blocked duct, a tumor, or a bruise? Without knowing the cause of your swelling, treatment cannot be recommended. See your physician or dentist who can actually examine you and take a medical history.
Slow Process: Normally, time will take care of the swelling. In the meantime, over-the-counter anti-inflammatory drugs like Ibuprofen can help a bit. On the first day or two, ice/cold compresses can also help a bit. Obviously, you need to avoid additional trauma, like playing with your lip or very hard foods for a few days. Other than that, you'll just have to wait for your body to heal.See 2 more doctor answers
Lip Swelling: Could be angioedema. Could be cold sores? Could be irritation from whatever you are putting on your lips? You need to have this evaluated to determine the actual diagnosis to get the most appropriate treatment. Definitely keep a diary of what happened for the 6-12 hours before the swelling started, what helped to decrease the swelling, and try to pinpoint a possible cause.See 1 more doctor answer
Lip swelling: It is likely something you recently ate, drank, touched or a medication you are taking causing an allergic reaction. Can also be what we call angioneurotic edema. Google it. Take some OTC Benedryl if you can. Try to figure out what it was. If it continues to get worse, see a physician ASAP or if trouble swallowing or breathing call 911.See 1 more doctor answer
Acute or chronic?: If you were injured, you should use a cold compress of ice wrapped in a towel. If you have chronic swelling that started more than 24 hours ago and is not going away you need to find out what the cause is so it can be treated. It could be an allergic reaction, which could use benadyl, but you should probably see a physician about it.See 2 more doctor answers
Depends: It depends on why it is swollen. You have to know the cause before we can talk recovery.See 1 more doctor answer
Possible allergy: I bet its an allergy. Think about what commonalities occurred. Probably food, lip products?See 4 more doctor answers
No: No swelling needs to get worse before it gets better.See 1 more doctor answer
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