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Polysporin On Lips Numb
My lip was stinging, so I put some polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) on it, but now my lip is numb and tingly. Should I be worried?
Why am my lips numb and tingly?? I've put Chapstick on all day and it feels the same? Help please?
I keep getting these lightning strike like jolts in my head that pure make my lips numb. It doesn't hurt and isn't constant. What could it be?
Lots of things.: Your symptoms can be the result of a variety of reasons. Anxiety as well as the warning of a migraine episode are both possibilities. The possibility of a more serious condition such as Guillain- Barre syndrome can present with similar symptoms. It might be best to discuss your symptoms with your family doctor for a thorough exam and evaluation. ...Read more
Shrimp allergy? Ate some & within minutes my lips were bright red my face red and a rash on cheeks also lips numb. Will it get worse, I rarely eat it?
It's possible: It is possible that you could have developed a shrimp allergy later in life, although this is not common. The lip swelling/numbness and face flushing/rash seems to be a give-away, especially immediately after eating it. Of course, you could be responding to any other ingredient in the dish, as well. Take antihistamine now, as it could get worse. (your reaction in the future could worsen as well!). ...Read more
Some times a combination of systemic medications may result is your symptoms, eg diamox (acetazolamide).
However, a full examination recommended by your internest or neurologists. ...Read more
I am having numbness all over body, headaches, lips numb, shortness of breath, tunnel vision I am taking baby aspirin?
I use vaseline, but it doesn't go away, is it safe to put polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) on your lips?
Sometimes: Using topical polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) in small quantities on a lip lesion that is or may become infected is usually safe, but ir is important to avoid licking it an minimize ingestion. Systemic antibiotics taken by mouth is probably preferable. See your doctor if healing does not occur. ...Read more
My lips keep cracking in the corners from dryness. Lip balm makes it worse and polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) doesn't seem to help either. Any other suggestions?
See derm: See dermatologist. They can put you on a treatment that will work. ...Read more
Minor impetigo by lips, treating with polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin). Now a bit in outside corner of eye, how to treat? Out of my home country &prefer no prescription. :)
Bactroban (mupirocin: This is a topical ointment. You need a prescription in the US, maybe not in other countries. ...Read more
My 9 month old has a cold sore on his top lip. Is it dangerous at this age like it is for a newborn? I covered it with a polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) patch.
Cold sore: If he has never had this before then I would suggest you get it checked out as nine month olds do not often get cold sores ...Read more
4 year old has acne like sores around mouth region for quite a while now. Have tried vaseline, coconut oil & polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin). What is it & treatment?
Infection or trauma: Numbness and swelling can be a sign of infection. If you did not experience and trauma to your lip and you cannot explain it go to the dentist. See if there is a tooth that is infected. ...Read more
Unusual for full lip: Unusual to have both sides of the upper lip be numb as nerve supply does not cross midline. Sometimes a swollen lip can be numb from local causes or a lip can be numb after dental treatments where numbing medicine has been used. See your pcp or neurologist for assessment and care. ...Read more
Do you smoke: If so, your lungs may not be able to get enough Oxygen at altitude. The body is set up to affect the extremities (fingers, toes, etc) first allowing the usable Oxygen to remain in the central function areas of the body. Solution = Stop Smoking and let the body start the recovery of whatever it can. ...Read more
Anatomy suggests: A problem in the distribution of the mental nerve, which is a branch of the v-iii division of the trigeminal nerve. Cause could be of dental origin, but have seen problems over the naso-pharynx present in this fashion. Would start evaluation with your dentist, but later perhaps ENT if questions remain. ...Read more
Hyperventilation: Breathing too much over a period of time can do this. Sometimes this is subtle. Try this test: breath as fast and deeply as you can for a full two minutes. If this reproduces your symptoms we are on to something. ...Read more
Loss of feeling: When a tooth is numbed for treatment, the same nerve that gives feeling to the tooth gives feeling to other structures as well, such as your lip & tongue. When these other parts are numb they feel fat, . .. That is the numbness. All goes away when the numbness wears off. The lip never actually get fat or looks fat, just feels that way. ...Read more
Lip numbness: Usuallly not serious. Did you notice any vesicles? See your medical doctor to see if any anti-viral medication is necessary. Take b-50 complex vitamis twice daily. ...Read more
Allergic reactions: I recommend that you make an appointment with your md asap for a thorough examination. It sounds as though you are having an allergic reaction to something. Allergies that involve your lips and soft tissues in your mouth can, in fact, be part of a broader allergic reaction. Some allergies are to foods, metals, chemicals, household items, insect bites, etc. Get a proper diagnosis and treatment! ...Read more
Need evaluation: You should see a doctor or go to the er if the symptoms are severe or associated with headache, change in vision, loss of sensation or weakness in other parts of the body. Sensation from the face is transmitted through branches of the trigeminal nerve, the fifth cranial nerve. Possible causes include metabolic like low calcium (typically causes numbness around the mouth), brain tumor and stroke. ...Read more
Infection: Based on the limited information, this is most likely an infected lower premolar tooth. If there is an abscess, it can put pressure on the nerve that supplies the lower lip on the affected side. If it is all the lips, it could be a viral outbreak or something else. Either way, it would be wise to see an endodontist or skilled dentist. ...Read more
7-10 days: Swelling and numbness are sign of the injury you suffer, it take about week or two to improve. ...Read more
Pressure headache and burning lips. A month ago the left side of my fave was numb. Can all this be related?
I have woken up with a swollen left cheek. My lips are numb and the gun area on the inside is sensitive to the touch.
Go to Urgent Care: Symptoms such as this should be evaluated promptly. I wonder 'what' might have happened to you yesterday that could possibly affect that side? I wonder too if you've been under significant stress. One of my considerations would be early shingles- so for that reason I would want you to be seen. If it is shingles, you can get antiviral treatment to stop it. There are of course other causes so see MD ...Read more
I have a weird sensation on my lip which is not tinglinging, numbness or herpes. I am worried about it, what should I do?
Get seen if worried: There are lots of doctors who would be happy to see you for any number of complaints...including "weird sensation' on the lip. Let doc take a look at you if you're worried. Good luck! ...Read more
I have numbness in my lower lip just on the left side lasts for a few minutes. Sometimes travels to the upper lip, & chin?
Early stroke?!: Because of your age (61), the first concern is whether you are having TIAs, which are temporary small strokes in your brain. This can cause sudden unexplained numbness or weakness in any part of your body. It can be a sign of a larger stroke to come, so please, see a doctor right away, or go to the emergency room the next time you have this symptom! ...Read more
Could my lips swell from using a different Chapstick? Put a different one on last night and woke up with numb, swollen lips.
They might...: Different brand? Different ingredients? You may have an allergy to some of them. Check the ingredients on the label. ...Read more