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Swelling Of The Lips
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
Water and gravity: Our bodies have a large amount of water needed to keep organs functioning. The vessels that carry the fluids are not perfect and they can leak. Also, our tissues have a certain amount of water to stay moist and pliable. Gravity works to pull the fluids down towards the feet even in healthy people. It will worsen as the day progresses. Treatment is compression socks/elevation. Avoid water pills. ...Read more
Unlikely: It's unlikely that biting the inside of the cheek would cause bruising that's visible from the outside. The mucosal lining of the mouth is actually very tough, and you'd have to bite through a very thick layer of mucosa to cause bleeding that'd be visible as a bruise from the outside. ...Read more
Suffocation: Dr. Mutnick is right: tongue swelling may compromise breathing. When the tongue swells the whole shebang goes - not just the front. The posterior tongue extends into the throat. Tongue swelling can prevent air from entering and leaving the windpipe. Lip & cheek swelling is unsightly but typically resolves in a few hours. Tongue swelling is a medical emergency requiring immediate medical attention. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See MD asap!: That's a very good question. The list is long. It warrants you seeing your primary care physician or a neurologist immediately. You shouldn't want merely a list of possibilities with guesses and answers over the internet. You should want an exact and accurate answer asap! that will require you seeing someone for an evaluation. ...Read more
What are possible causes of the redness, swelling and small blisters on the fingers of my left hand? The affected area is the end of the fingers.
Possibly infection: More information is needed to determine the cause. What is the color of the fluid in the blisters, clear, colored ? Is it painful ? Redness and swelling are signs of infection and infections of the hand can spread rapidly. This can be a viral or bacterial infection, or possibly a contact dermatitis (irritation of the skin). However it is not something to wait and watch. ...Read more
A few things: Excess dietary sodium can cause fluid retention, which can explain swelling in the foot, ankles and legs. Prolonged sitting or standing in place may cause swelling. It can also be due to other medical issues as well: congestive heart disease, htn, diabetes, uremia and many other issues.. Discuss this with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Causes of dryness around the mouth ? Note, the lips are not chapped and the dryness is only around the mouth.
Could be normal: The only thing in your body that is red is the red blood cell so if a body area turns red it means increased blood flow. The soles of the feet normally have high blood flow and are red compared to the top of the feet. If the redness is associated with itching and rough skin it may be a contact allergy. If the redness is associated with burning it may be neuropathy. Either way see your md. ...Read more
Too many to list: The most common reason to feel a lump on the side of the neck would be from a swollen lymph gland. It swells as it drains the inflammatory fluids that accumulate in response to infection(s). ...Read more