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What to do if I have a cold sore one side of my lip is very swollen?

What to do if I have a cold sore one side of my lip is very swollen?

Comfortable: Anything that makes you comfortable. It takes about 2 weeks to go away no matter what you seem to do. However check with your pharmacy for a few items that may make you more comfortable - remember that they generally do not shorten the 2 week time. ...Read more

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What can it be below one side of my virgina lip is swollen especailly after sex, ?

What can it be below one side of my virgina lip is swollen especailly after sex, ?

Bartholins gland : A swelling on one side low outside the vagina is a bartholins gland cyst. They commonly flare after sex. The duct opening is blocked. During sex the gland secretes fluid. So the fluid is backing up and causing the gland to swell. Applying heat for 10 minutes 2-4 times daily will help. Soaking in a bath also helps. If it continues to cause trouble, it may need to be draining and reopened. ...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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I had fat transfer done in my lips but one side is more swollen then other, by a lot! is this normal and does it mean that side will heal bigger?

Asymmetric Lip Aug: It is highly unlikelyt that the surgeon injected you unevenly and the difference you are currently experiencing may be due to post operative swelling which is greatest in the first four days following fat transfer. This is likely to improve. However, contact your surgeon to ensure that this is not due to bleeding. Positional changes, such as the way you sleep at night, could make it worse. Use ice. ...Read more

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My bottom lip is swollen on one side. I used to bite my lip. I stopped now, but the swelling from before won't subside. It's been a couple years.

Mucocele: Mucocele is a fluid fill cyst causing by depostion of fluid from minor salivary gland into tissue space. It could be very easy removed by resection (a simple 5 minutes procedure). It occurs as the minor salivary gland is injured during lip biting. It may have blue tint color. ...Read more

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My bottom lip is swollen on only one side. It's because i used to chew on my bottom lip. I stopped now but the swelling from before is still there.

My bottom lip is swollen on only one side. It's because i used to chew on my bottom lip. I stopped now but the swelling from before is still there.

Salivary gland?: There are ancillary salivary glands in the lip. If over time the habit of lip biting or sucking may have caused an extravasation cyst or disruption of the salivary gland and may stay swollen. Sometimes they will resorb over time; sometimes it requires surgical excision by an oral surgeon. ...Read more

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My bottom lip is swollen on only one side. I know the reason, it's because I have a tendency to chew on my bottom lip. How do I reduce the swelling?

Compresses: First see someone who can help you with the habit of traumatizing your lip because of stress or anxiety. For the swelling try some compresses. If it does not resolve see a doctor. ...Read more

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