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

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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Lip Swelling (Definition)

Lip swelling is a clinical finding in which the lips are enlarged due to extra fluid accumulation in the tissue of the lip. This can be due to ...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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I have swollen lips with red bumps on them for two months already. I am taking Valtrex 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  1gm pills. My lips are the same. Still swollen?

See Dermatologist: Who placed you on Valtrex 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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I have a few tooth abcesses with facial swelling, puffy eyes, and swollen lips. I went to the emergency room and they said that it hasn't spread. They switched me to a different antibiotic. Is it okay to do so?

I have a few tooth abcesses with facial swelling, puffy eyes, and swollen lips. I went to the emergency room and they said that it hasn't spread. They switched me to a different antibiotic. Is it okay to do so?

Dental abscess: It's not clear to me whether your swollen lips were an allergic reaction to initial antibiotic or just part of your infection. Regardless, you need to go see your dentist for appropriate care. Be sure to take antibiotics as directed. Don't save any for next infection as that will only set you up for resistance. Your family doc can keep an eye on you pending your dental appointment this week. ...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, 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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My boyfriend woke up with swollen lips this am. This happens in the spring and summer and has since he was younger. They swell so bad they ooze. ?

Allergic reaction: He needs to go to an allergy clinic what the root cause is. They run every irritant through his skin to see what exactly what causes it. Then we eliminate the food or allergen. ...Read more

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I woke up with really painful swollen lips i feel like my lips are producing some kind of moist substance. what should i do?????????????????????

I woke up with really painful swollen  lips i feel like my lips are producing some kind of moist substance. what should i do?????????????????????

Consult a doctor: You may have a rare disorder called hereditary angioedema or some other medical condition . the best way to find out is see a doctor. Sooner rather than later if the swelling is also in mouth and or trouble breathing. ...Read more

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Any effective remedies for swollen lips?

Any effective remedies for swollen lips?

Allergy/Trauma: See your medical doctor to rule out trauma or even allergy to medication of foods. ...Read more

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