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What can cause sudden swelling in the lips?

What can cause sudden swelling in the lips?

Allergic Reaction: An allergic reaction to a medication or food could cause swelling in the lips. An insect bite could also cause this. ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

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


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After sex, swelling on inner lips, what's wrong?

After sex, swelling on inner lips, what's wrong?

Swelling: Possible reasons for swelling of the vagina / labia include allergic reaction/irritation due to latex condoms, lubricants, vaginal contraceptives, spermicides, semen; contact dermatitis, infection ; aggressive sex. ...Read more

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How long does it take for swelling around your lips to go away from juvaderm?

How long does it take for swelling around your lips to go away from juvaderm?

Swelling/filler: Swelling after injections is not unheard off. Follow your injectors post procedure instructions which may include using a cool compress. ...Read more

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How long does it take for the puffyness and the swelling of the lips to go away after regurarly exfoliating them? (connected with previous questions)

How long does it take for the puffyness and the swelling of the lips to go away after regurarly exfoliating them? (connected with previous questions)

Why are you: Exfoliating the delicate tissues of the lips? (i don't have a way to cross reference your previous question). I don't know how badly you damaged the tissues - so I can't venture a guess. You may wish to have your injured lips evaluated by a dermatologist. ...Read more

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How can I reduce the swelling of my lip ring?

Natural process: Your lip ring placement caused trauma to the lip and it is a foreign body. The immediate response is inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling). This is the body increasing the blood flow to the injury to bring healing factors to the area and also the veins expand to carry bad stuff away. Gentle cleansing, applying ice to the area and using antiinflammatory medications motrin.Advil (ibuprofen) will help. ...Read more

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How to get rid of swelling of the lip?

How to get rid of swelling of the lip?

Angioedema: Could be angioedema.? C1esterase deficiency. See an immunologist or your primary care dr to evaluate. ...Read more

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How do I reduce the swelling on my lip from a coldsore?

Natural process: The good news is that area has fantastic blood supply and healing occurs rapidly. Inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling) is the body increasing blood flow to the injury to bring healing factors and also the veins expand to carry bad stuff away. Dressings and ointments are of no value there. Avoid further trauma to the area and let nature take it's course. Protective lip balm will help reduce pain. ...Read more

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Swelling around my lips, outside of mouth.?

Swelling around my lips, outside of mouth.?

A few things: More information is needed. How long was the swelling present for? Are you allergic to any types of foods or makeup? Did you sustain any trauma or have any cosmetic procedures like (juvederm or restylane). You may have an allergic reaction. See your md. ...Read more

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Will Benadryl (diphenhydramine) help with swelling of the lips?

Will Benadryl (diphenhydramine) help with swelling of the lips?

If due to allergy: Yes, it would help, but if otherwise, like infection or trauma it won't, isolated lip swelling due to allergy only is kind of rare, please see your doctor if this is a recurring problem ...Read more

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I had a swelling below my lips because I slip from stairs and my face got hurt. I used ice for swelling. Now it have strange purple green colour. HELP?

I had a swelling below my lips because I slip from stairs and my face got hurt. I used ice for swelling. Now it have strange purple green colour. HELP?

Probably bruising: When skin gets injured and swells small blood vessels often leak some blood into the tissues causing a bruise. The yellow, green and purple colors that you sometimes see as a bruise is healing are normal and result from the hemoglobin in the blood breaking down. These breakdown products will be absorbed by the body and color should return to normal in 1-2 weeks. If not see your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of swelling in my lip?

What is the best way to get rid of swelling in my lip?

Depends: If swollen due to trauma, ice on and off and ibuprofen. If the swelling is from a non-traumatic source, you would need to be examined as to why it is occurring. When known, the cause should be treated. Allergy, infection, salivary cyst and a host of other reasons could be at play. Your dentist is always a good source of information and help. Good luck! ...Read more

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How do you heal the swelling of sunburned lips and eyes?

How do you heal the swelling of sunburned lips and eyes?

Sunburn: Unfortunately, nothing heals a burn, but time. You can help the symptoms with cool compresses to the eyes, lip balm and Ibuprofen. Don't forget the sunscreen, next time!! ...Read more

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I have swelling in my lip from a fever blister. What should I do?

I have swelling in my lip from a fever blister. What should I do?

Give it time: If it's early on in the course of a fever blister there are some medications that can help. But it has been several days already you just have to give it time. Should resolve on it's own in a week or so. Here's a link to more detailed information. Http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/cold-sore/ds00358. ...Read more

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Help please! Could canker sores cause swelling on the lip?

Help please! Could canker sores cause swelling on the lip?

Angio edema: That is the swelling you are experiencing. It could be an allergic reaction. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can help. If you have any breathing problems seek help immediately. ...Read more

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Does Lipitor (atorvastatin) cause swelling in the lip and tightness in lip?

Does Lipitor (atorvastatin) cause swelling in the lip and tightness in lip?

Angioedema: Just about anybody can have an allergic reaction to just about anything, typically manifested as a mild itchy rash. But a more severe reaction is hives & angioedema, sometimes involving lip, tongue etc. Check out http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/hives-and-angioedema/ds00313. But anyone who has difficulty swallowing/breathing might have http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/anaphylaxis/ds00009. Call 911. ...Read more

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Hello. I have swelling on the lip of vagina on the left side. Its painful on sitting and standing, with no other symptons.

Hello. I have swelling on the lip of vagina on the left side. Its painful on sitting and standing, with no other symptons.

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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How could I make the swelling on my lip go down due to a cold sore?

How could I make the swelling on my lip go down due to a cold sore?

Comfortable: Stop playing with it. Do 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 I do to bring down a swelling on my lip caused by a cold sore?

Applying ice: Try intermittently applying ice to the lesion. Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) expedites healing of cold sores. It can reduce healing time by half. Studies also show that regular use can help v recurrences. Brief supplementation with lysine 1, 000mg orally three times a day at the onset, can also hasten healing. Your physician can prescribe oral valtrex (valacyclovir). ...Read more

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Is there a dental condition that could cause swelling under the lip? It will itch for a.second. Then swell then go away cracks at corner of mouth to

Is there a dental condition that could cause swelling under the lip? It will itch for a.second. Then swell then go away cracks at corner of mouth to

Angular cheilitis: Could be either an impetigo-type skin infection or a yeast infection or both. Try an antibiotic ointment alternating with an antifungal cream like clotrimazole and see your primary care doctor for further treatment. It can also happen from malabsorption or malnutrition. B-complex vitamin supplement and iron may help. Also, avoid lip-licking and moisturize at night with lip balm or vaseline. ...Read more

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Upper lip starts to get swollen after leaving church this morning. Took some Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and it is still swollen. Swelling of top lip, only symptom.

Upper lip starts to get swollen after leaving church this morning. Took some Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and it is still swollen. Swelling of top lip, only symptom.

Swelling of lips.: Lips welling could bean allergic reaction, some medications can cause it, or something you ate, if swelling gets worse or spreads get medical attention as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Lately keep getting black spots and and swelling on lower lip with cracks on the inside of the lip. Could it be food allergies?

Lately keep getting black spots and and swelling on lower lip with cracks on the inside of the lip. Could it be food allergies?

Virus vs allergies: Possible allergies to certain foods, espec. Citrus. Or cancur sores or aphthous ulcers[get otc orabase or rx kenolog steroid oint in arabase by dr.] if pustules or incr. Redness swelling pain;cellulitis, need antibiotic like amox/augmentin or bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). take otc pain meds for pain, I like excedrin [generic ok] because it has 3 in one for pain. ...Read more

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If it's not angioedema, what else could it be? In the past month I have had several incidents of spontaneous facial swelling - twice my lips, twice my tongue, once my chin and once my cheek. I went to the ER only for the tongue swelling. I was told I ha

If it's not angioedema, what else could it be? In the past month I have had several incidents of spontaneous facial swelling - twice my lips, twice my tongue, once my chin and once my cheek. I went to the ER only for the tongue swelling. I was told I ha

There: There are several form of angioedema includung several forms of the hereditary type. I am surprised that this has surfaced just at this age and for it to be hae. I would advise seeing an allergist versed in the causes of angioedema to sort out the cause here. Note if hae- Epinephrine will not work and oral Prednisone should be of no help. ...Read more

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I've been having a recurring redness around the mouth, swelling of the lips in the morning, every thing red iches, cracked skin in the corners of the mouth, it's like a red ring around the mouth to my nose and to the bottom of my chin I've tried many thin

I've been having a recurring redness around the mouth, swelling of the lips in the morning, every thing red iches, cracked skin in the corners of the mouth, it's like a red ring around the mouth to my nose and to the bottom of my chin I've tried many thin

Sensitive skin: It may help to discuss with a physician because a lot of questions come to mind that would help differentiate possible causes. A common situation is contact sensitivity often to cosmetics or lip products, especially if there are fragrances or plant extracts contained in the products. Try avoiding these and take care to moisturize to promote healing (using frangrance/additive free product). ...Read more

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3yo daughter had swelling of the lip and rash reaction to peanuts. What is the best treatment option - avoidance or desensitizing?

3yo daughter had swelling of the lip and rash reaction to peanuts. What is the best treatment option - avoidance or desensitizing?

See allergist: I would have your child checked by allergist. Desensitization for peanut allergy does give great hope but not generalized yet. Avoidance is essential. Have Epipen jr. (epinephrine injection) around as well. ...Read more