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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
Swelling/filler: Swelling after injections is not unheard off. Follow your injectors post procedure instructions which may include using a cool compress. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
I have swelling of bottom lip and vile taste coming from it after having a crown, 2 lots of atibiotics and its still there do I go back to docs or dentist nobody knows what it is?
See oral surgeon: See your oral surgeon right away.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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.
I I have a round swelling inside the lip of my vagina just hurt when I touch it no other symptom. Couple days I had a swelling outside the vagina put hot cloth on the area went down. Wat can this be.
Bartholin gland: It is either a infected or cystic Bartholin's gland. ...Read more
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
I get allergy on my whole body. Swelling on buts. Lips. Head skin. Small red spots. I use zyrtec (cetirizine), fexit and after time its gone. But again happens.
Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. This way you might be able to find out what is going on. ...Read more
I woke up yesterday with my lip swelling... my upper lip is huge and last night it was spreading to my cheek.... I went to bed and woke up thinking it would be worse but it's the same... my teeth didn't bother me till after my lip was completely swole...
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
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