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Is there an alternative solution to a lip allergy?

Is there an alternative solution to a lip allergy?

Lip allergy & eczema: Persistent chapped lips is lip eczema, which can be treated like skin eczema, using Hydrocortisone cream plus vaseline or aquaphor to retain moisture. Sometimes, lipsticks or lip sunscreen chemicals are causing an allergic reaction on the lips. Other times, a person is a primary lip-licker (it's his habit). Once cracked, lips get irritated by routine foods and juices. A doctor can sort things out. ...Read more

Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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What is the solution/possible home remedies for Burning sensation on upper lip since a few days? (With a history of food allergies and herpes simplex)

What is the solution/possible home remedies for Burning sensation on upper lip since a few days? (With a history of food allergies and herpes simplex)

Any red bumps?: By now I would expect herpes to have declared itself. Try applying Aquaphor ointment or petroleum jelly. If no improvement after a couple of days then apply hydrocortisone. ...Read more

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A cure to my allergy that swells my lip?

A cure to my allergy that swells my lip?

Swelling: Lip swelling can occur for many reasons including medicines, foods, familial and due to other medical conditions. See an allergist to help find the reason for the episodes and how to manage them. ...Read more

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Inflamation of face, lips, due to allergy?

Inflamation of face, lips, due to allergy?

Angioedema: This is an atypical swelling of mucosal membranes in the mouth, lips, eyes, throat, hands, feet and genitalia. See an allergist for work up and treatment. ...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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My lips itch really bad and it's not from allergies, what could it be?

My lips itch really bad and it's not from allergies, what could it be?

Dry skin: Drink more water to avoid dehydration and use lip balm protection as needed. Avoid licking your lips which can cause this problem. ...Read more

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I don't normally suffer from dry lips so is this another symptom of allergies?

Allergies can dry: Allergies can dry your lips, but usually there are two main causes of a drying. One is not drinking enough liquids, in warm weather or cool. The other main cause is excess salt in the diet.

My suggestion is to first use a moisturizer for the lips and see if the situation gets better. If not, then make an appointment with your doctor to evaluate your blood chemistries. ...Read more

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My friend's lips swelled on spicy food. Is that the hot spices or a real allergy?

My friend's lips swelled on spicy food. Is that the hot spices or a real allergy?

Allergy or neither.: Spicy foods usually don't cause lip swelling. Food allergies can cause lip swelling, but usually with itchy lips, mouth, throat and other allergy symptoms (hives). If the swelling occured within 4 hr of eating spicy food, it could be a food allergy to the protein in the food. If swelling occured over 4 hours after eating food then it wasn't an allergy to that food. Consult an allergy specialist. ...Read more

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My lips have recently started to swell every so often. I take half a zyrtech every couple days for skin allergies.

My lips have recently started to swell every so often. I take half a zyrtech every couple days for skin allergies.

Lip swelling: Swelling of the lips, tongue and around the eyes is fairly common and called angioedema.
This is similar to hives but a little deeper in the tissues and commonly occurs with hives. Treatment includes avoiding the trigger of the rash/swelling and antihistamines. An allergist can help identify the trigger and optimize treatment. ...Read more

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Can you develop an allergy to cooked carrots after years of eating them? This is 2nd time my son lips swelled & same thing he's ate both times!

Yes: A sensitivity and/or allergy can indeed develop at any time. It is not unusual for a person to take an antibiotic several times and not have a reaction, and then all of a sudden they do. While this is not as common with food allergies, it can happen. You may want to be double sure it's not an additive - are these fresh carrots not done anything to except cook in water, or canned with preservatives? ...Read more

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Is fat lip due to food allergy?

Is fat lip due to food allergy?

Lip swelling: Yes, often caused by contact with food allergen. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of allergy to lip balm?

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What are the symptoms of allergy to lip balm?

Chapped lip?: Allergy to lip balm is very uncommon but if it does cause problem, it will likely present with itchy, peeling, swollen, or chapped lips starting 24-72 hours after application from contact allergy which is different from the allergic reaction causing nasal and eye symptoms. ...Read more

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Can a dairy allergy cause swollen & dry lips?

Can a dairy allergy cause swollen & dry lips?

Angio edema: Any allergen can lead to this reaction. It's wise to see your doctor and figure out what is causing it because it can lead to difficulty breathing or worse during reaction. ...Read more

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How long does it take for skin allergy on lip to go away?

How long does it take for skin allergy on lip to go away?

Varies: Depending upon the type of allergic reaction resolution time may vary. For example, a food allergy reaction would resolve relatively quickly. However, an allergic contact dermatitis reaction may take days to weeks to resolve. ...Read more

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Isn't it unusual to to get very slightly swollen lips from seasonal allergies?

Isn't it unusual to to get very slightly swollen lips from seasonal allergies?

Somewhat: Many allergens can make the lips swell, it is often difficult to determine what it is. It is called angioedema. Front line treatment is usually antihistamines, benedryl for immediate help or zyrtec (cetirizine) for preventative measures. Ice packs can reduce it. You can be treated with Prednisone or ace inhibitors as well (blood pressure meds). Most dentists would be able to help or allergy md better. ...Read more

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Is it normal to get slightly swollen lips from seasonal allergies or hayfever?

Is it normal to get slightly swollen lips from seasonal allergies or hayfever?

Unusual: Swollen lips or angioedema is rarely caused by seasonal allergy but can occur. There are many other causes and a thorough evaluation is needed. ...Read more

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I have really bad chapped lips. I also have a red ring around my lips. Is this due to allergies?

I have really bad chapped lips. I also have a red ring around my lips. Is this due to allergies?

Lip eczema treatable: Persistent chapped lips is lip eczema, which can be treated like skin eczema, using Hydrocortisone cream plus vaseline or aquaphor to retain moisture. Sometimes, lipsticks or lip sunscreen chemicals are causing an allergic reaction on the lips. Other times, a person is a primary lip-licker (it's his habit). Once cracked, lips get irritated by routine foods and juices. A doctor can sort things out. ...Read more

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Everytime I have an allergy reaction, my top lip blows up in one specific spot. What could cause this?

Everytime I have an allergy reaction, my top lip blows up in one specific spot. What could cause this?

Angioedema: Lip swelling is a common area for angioedema to occur. Other areas are tongue, around eyes and genital area. Sometimes it can be top, bottom, left or right side of lip. The reaction is generally similar to a hive but at a deeper tissue level. Triggers can be allergy to medication, foods, or idiopathic (unknown). An unusual hereditary angioedema can affect the lips and throat. ...Read more

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My mom has allergy problem, when she get sick she can't use any medicen because it makes her face and lips swell, what is wrong with her.

My mom has allergy problem, when she get sick she can't use any medicen because it makes her face and lips swell, what is wrong with her.

Angioedema: She may have a potentially serious condition known as angioedema. This may result in further swelling of her airway causing difficulty in breathing. She needs to be evaluated by an allergist. ...Read more

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Do I have an allergy if my lip is really bloated? Or can it be because of something else? . I also often itch like crazy all over my body.

Do I have an allergy if my lip is really bloated? Or can it be because of something else? . I also often itch like crazy all over my body.

Possibly: Lip swelling, or edema, can be from allergic contact hypersensitivity reactions. This could be from food, makeup, or other materials that touch the lip. Also, there can be other forms of allergic hypersensitivity that are more systemic, causing body itching, possibly rash, and swelling of the lips. An non-allergic reaction called angioedema can also cause lip edema, and could be life threatening. ...Read more

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I have got swelling on lips very frequently, seems like an allergy...I take anti allergy for it to get rid of swelling. It is limited to lips only.

Allergy: With associated lip swelling can become a serious problem known as angioedema and can be due to medicine or food or other source. Should have allergy testing to clarify. ...Read more

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For about a week now, my lips have been swollen and itchy. I have used benedryl and other allergy medications. My lips now are raw and still itchy.?

For about a week now, my lips have been swollen and itchy. I have used benedryl and other allergy medications. My lips now are raw and still itchy.?

See an allergist: This condition, known as angioedema, is potentially allergic in nature. It can be caused by a variety of things - foods, medication, topical medicines, environmental allergy, stress, infections, and even autoimmune disease. You did the right thing in taking benedryl, but you will need something else to reduce the swelling. ...Read more

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My lip is swollen for a month now and it isn't curing. I took antihiestamines and it got better but after sometimes it came back! I have no allergies.

My lip is swollen for a month now and it isn't curing. I took antihiestamines and it got better but after sometimes it came back! I have no allergies.

Angioedema: You may have some allergy to something that you are not aware of, certain medications can cause that also, you may want to see an allegist for evaluation. ...Read more

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My lips are slightly bigger than usual, but do not hurt at all. Is this related to my allergies?

My lips are slightly bigger than usual, but do not hurt at all. Is this related to my allergies?

Possibly: Sounds like angioedema. Angioedema is an atypical swelling of dermal and mucosal membranes. Being allergic can play a role but so can many other things. Treatment is antihistamines unless you have throat or tongue swelling or difficulty breathing or swallowing. Then call 911 or get to an er. ...Read more

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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more