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The past 4 days I have woken with swollen lips. The swelling goes down within a couple hours, but my lips remain red, raw, and hurt. What are causes?

The past 4 days I have woken with swollen lips. The swelling goes down within a couple hours, but my lips remain red, raw, and hurt. What are causes?

Swollen lips: It's impossible to make an accurate diagnosis with additional information, medical history, and thorough clinical exam.
It could, be something as simple as a viral infection, or something more serious and related to a medical condition.
If this does not resolve within 5-7 days, See your medical doctor, dentist or an ENT specialist ...Read more

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Crusty, red, irritated, itchy, dry, puffy, swollen, lips, what do you suggest?

Crusty, red, irritated, itchy, dry, puffy, swollen, lips, what do you suggest?

Two possibilities: Difficult to say without a complete history, but may possibly be an allergic reaction (anything new lately?) or even oral candidiasis (yeast infection). Advise seeing your dentist or physician to diagnose and prescribe needed meds. ...Read more

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Red swollen lips left a line around mouth. Is this serious?

Red swollen lips left a line around mouth. Is this serious?

Red, swollen lips: Probably not serious. Why were your lips red and swollen? If it's from excess moisture, as in chronically licking your lips, the red line will go away as the skin heals. ...Read more

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Sore, red, blistered, slightly swollen lips with no previous allergies. What could it be?

Sore, red, blistered, slightly swollen lips with no previous allergies. What could it be?

A few possibilities.: It may be an allergy that just developed. It could be over indulgence of citrus fruits, particularly grapefruit. It can be a viral infection (such as herpes simplex i. The best advice I can give you is to see a physician if it persists more than a day or two. ...Read more

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I have swollen lips with red bumps on them for two months already. I am taking Valtrex (valacyclovir) 1gm pills. My lips are the same. Still swollen?

I have swollen lips with red bumps on them for two months already. I am taking Valtrex (valacyclovir) 1gm pills. My lips are the same. Still swollen?

See Dermatologist: Who placed you on Valtrex (valacyclovir) and for what purpose? Are you self medicating? You will need to see a Dermatologist (or PCP) for a proper diagnosis and appropriate treatment, if necessary. We cannot diagnose or treat you over the internet. ...Read more

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For the past couple of days I've had very dry, red, and swollen lips. What can I do to alleviate the symptoms? I've tried Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and cortisone cream

For the past couple of days I've had very dry, red, and swollen lips. What can I do to alleviate the symptoms? I've tried Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and cortisone cream

See an allergist: There are multiple causes for lip swelling. You can continue doing what you are doing but you need to see an allergist asap. If the swelling extends into the tongue or thoat, head to the er immediately. Meanwhile, stop all new medications, supplements and/or make up products. ...Read more

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I have swollen gums swollen lips & yellow spots red outline on lips what can this be?

Dental visit: Too hard to guess without a visual visit to determine condition and appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I think have the hives because I have random red spots and swollen lips. Is Claritin good or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) better?

I think have the hives because I have random red spots and swollen lips. Is Claritin good or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) better?

Zyrtec (cetirizine) (Cetitizine): If these are recurrent, see an allergiist for the propper diagnosis and treatment. For otc (over the counter) medication, most allergists prefer zyrtec (cetirizine) because it has more anti-inflamatory properties and lasts 24 hours. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) generally lasts 4 to 6 hours and causes more drowsiness, if the patient gets drowsy on zyrtec they might try Allegra (fexofenadine). ...Read more

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Waking up every morning with high anxiety, swollen lips, swollen red feet, and swollen hands. Hands and feet have a slight burning sensation.

Waking up every morning with high anxiety, swollen lips, swollen red feet, and swollen hands. Hands and feet have a slight burning sensation.

Angioedema: Sounds like angioedema which is a deep tissue (dermal) swelling that affects atypical sites such as the eyes, lips, tongue, throat, genitalia, hands and feet. You should see an allergist to determine the cause and appropriate therapy. ...Read more

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Red dry swollen lips that itch with red bumps on upper and lower lip. No blister or crust. Happened after 8hr Chapstick. Tried Vaseline and coco oil?

Red dry swollen lips that itch with red bumps on upper and lower lip. No blister or crust. Happened after 8hr Chapstick. Tried Vaseline and coco oil?

Red bumps: May be allergic reaction, perhaps to lip balm. Consult with BOTH your Dentist and a Dermatologist. Your lesions have to be physically examined. ...Read more

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My lips have been swollen for the last 24 hours. I also have been experiencing itchy palms. I haven't had or done anything out of the normal stuff the last couple of days. The itchy palms started on tuesday and the swollen lips started last night after s

My lips have been swollen for the last 24 hours. I also have been experiencing itchy palms. I haven't had or done anything out of the normal stuff the last couple of days. The itchy palms started on tuesday and the swollen lips started last night after s

See a physician /ER: You may be undergoing a moderate to severe allergic reaction to something. If you have shortness of breath (breathing difficulty). You must immediately go to the hospital for evaluation and treatment. Otherwise contact your physician and see if you need to be on any medication. ...Read more

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Any effective remedies for swollen lips?

Depends: It would depend on the cause. If it is from trauma, it will take time and ice may help. If it is from an unknown cause I would see a physician... Possibly a dermatologist or plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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What causes swollen lips in the morning?

Allergy?: That could be as a result to allergic reaction to certain type of meds. Or foods.
See a doctor to determine the cause of the swollen lips. ...Read more

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What causes swollen lips after making out?

HSV1: Herpes simplex is highly contagious and can easily be transferred by the exchange of a lip kissing. The good news is that HSV1 often clear without any treatment. ...Read more

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What could cause purple swollen lips?

Many causes: Purple lips, also known as cyanosis in medical terminology, is caused by the discoloration of the skin and membranes. The area that is affected by cyanosis appears to be bluish in color. Though purple lips can be caused due to cold weather, it can also be a cause for concern, as it may be a symptom of underlying diseases related to the heart and respiratory system. ...Read more

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How to reduce swollen lips from kissing?

How to reduce swollen lips from kissing?

Time ; possibly ice: It will take time for the swelling to reduce, possibly ice may reduce inflammation, but never place cold directly on skin (have a thin cloth barrier) to avoid frostbite. ...Read more

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What is the best way remedy swollen lips?

Ice on and off: Generally, the lip swelling can be reduced with ice pack placed for 20 minutes off. ...Read more

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What is the cause and (desi) remedy for swollen lips.?

Allergic reaction?: Swollen lips can be caused by a topical or systemic allergic reaction, side effect of medications, trauma etc. Depending on the cause, Benadryl (diphenhydramine) could be taken and/or topical steroid swabbed on the area. If there is a cut or infection, antibiotic may be needed. Go see your dentist! ...Read more

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Swollen lips should go to er?

Swollen lips should go to er?

Depends: Whether or not you should go to the er or wait and see your dentist or family md may depend on the cause of the swelling and the degree of swelling. If the swelling is related to trauma with an open wound, go to the er. Swelling of the lips may also be caused by allergic responses to foods ingested or things that come in contact with the lips. Your dentist or family physician can advise you. ...Read more

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Causes for swollen lips sunburn or crab?

Causes for swollen lips sunburn or crab?

Many reasons: Sunburn or various types of trauma could cause your lips to swell, have a dentist do a thorough exam and document your symptoms and even take pictures. If not resolved in 7-10 days there may be a more serious issue and you may be referred to a a specialist. ...Read more

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What could cause swollen lips if not allergies?

Angioedema: Angioedema is a classic cause of swollen lips, especially if it is just one part or just a certain side of the lip. Could also be due to a cold sore or canker sore or even an infection with bacteria if it is all red, puffy, swollen and warm to the touch. ...Read more

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Are swollen lips always due to an allergic reaction?

Are swollen lips always due to an allergic reaction?

No: Swollen lips are not always secondary to an allergic reaction. This can occur after exposure to food allergy or another allergic trigger but it can also occur secondary to increased histamine release with no known cause. Other causes include underlying autoimmunity and inflammation. There are hereditary causes that also lead to swelling where a patient may not have associated itch. ...Read more

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How do you treat swollen lips due to an allergic reaction?

How do you treat swollen lips due to an allergic reaction?

Swollen Lips: Consider going to an er if the swelling is persisting since you might need an Epinephrine shot and high dose antihistamines. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of swollen lips after I go to the dentist?

Swelling: Be sure to let your dentist know about this so he can evaluate your last treatment. He will evaluate what was done in your last treatment. Level of concern is possible allergy to latex as well as materials used for the procedure. Sometimes a patient can play or chew on lips after a procedure while they are still numb from the anesthetic. Medications need to be evaluated too. ...Read more

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I have had swollen lips for the past 4 weeks. They are particualrly bad in the morning when I wake up, and then proceed to dry out and feel tender thr?

I have had swollen lips for the past 4 weeks. They are particualrly bad in the morning when I wake up, and then proceed to dry out and feel tender thr?

Sounds like allergy: Possibly to toothpaste or lip balm or cosmetic. Don't use ANY toothpaste (you can use peroxide) or other products on your face anywhere near your lips. You can use vaseline if you want on your lips at any time.
You may need to see an allergist to get tested. Good lucK! ...Read more

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Swollen lips to pale lips?

Swollen lips to pale lips?

Food allergy: Most likely an allergy to something you have had in your mouth such as food, toothpaste, mouthrinse, gum, etc. ...Read more

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How can I fix a swollen lip?

How can I fix a swollen lip?

Depends on the cause: It depends what caused your swollen lip. It can be due to allergy to meds, insect bites or foods. It can also be due to infections like cold sore or another infection and may need antibiotics. You should check with your doctor as if it is due to allergy you need to find out what caused it and may need to carry Epipen if it keeps happening as it can be life threatening. Meanwhile yu can take benadryl (diphenhydramine). ...Read more

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How should I treat a swollen lip?

See a PCP: Lip swelling may be related to a local (e.g. trauma) or and it can be the earliest sign of a systemic disease. See your doctor for evaluation, tests and treatment. ...Read more

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What are suggested ways to calm down my swollen lip?

Ice: Don't know if you had an injury, infection or if this is an allergic rxn. You can apply ice. If an allergic rxn - try an antihistamine. If allergic rxn there is a good chance you will want medical eval - especially if lip, tongue, airway is involved. ...Read more

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Purple swollen lip what is it?

Hematoma: If lip was bruised and pinched or blood flow disrupted, it could be a hematoma. Advise dental visit to confirm and determine for sure. ...Read more

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Why is face numb and swollen lips?

Why is face numb and swollen lips?

Need exam: There are many reasons for such a condition, and cannot be answered correctly unless a doctor reviews your medical history, see what area is numb, how much swelling you have, where the swelling seems to originate, etc. X-ray may be necessary to better diagnose. As a dentist, I see often that an infected tooth caused much swelling and abnormal nerve response. See a dentist/doctor today! ...Read more

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What is water blisters and swollen lips?

What is water blisters and swollen lips?

Possible: Allergic or irritant contact dermatitis can occur to adhesives. Patch testing may help understand the nature of this type of reaction. ...Read more

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Is there a treatment for a swollen lip?

Is there a treatment for a swollen lip?

Depends on cause: A swollen lip may be due to trauma, infection such as herpes, autoimmune reaction - angioedema, or bleeding in the tissue. It would be prudent to see your doctor to determine the cause and have appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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How to shrink down very swollen lips?

How to shrink down very swollen lips?

Histamine blockers: Try histamine 1 blockers (such as benadryl, (diphenhydramine) allegra, zyrtec, claritin) with histamine 2 blockers (such as zantac, pepcid, tagamat). Also try some ice packs for less than 5 minutes at a time. ...Read more

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Do you get swollen lips from kissing?

If too much force: If the kissing is too intense, it can certainly induce lip swelling. Another much less likely possibility is when you are allergic to a food (such as nuts) and the one you kissed had eaten it within a few hours prior. ...Read more

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Does diabetes give you swollen lips?

Does diabetes give you swollen lips?

Not usually: Diabetics can get dry, cracked lips which may give the appearance of swollen lips. This may be a result of a yeast-like infection that affects the corners of the mouth.
If you have a problem with your lips that does not resolve itself in 7-10 days, check with your physician or dentist. ...Read more

Dr. Bhavin Patel
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