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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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Son has dental pain on and off. Dentist can't find cause. Tried Orajel last night. Woke up with pain gone but mildly swollen lip.?

Son has dental pain on and off. Dentist can't find cause. Tried Orajel last night. Woke up with pain gone but mildly swollen lip.?

Upper or lower pain?: If the trigger of the pain can't be found dentally, if it is an upper posterior pain, it could be sinus related. Really hard to tell without an x-ray and exam...could be teeth, gums, both, etc. Get to another dentist, if need be, and get another opinion ...Read more

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My lips have been swollen for the last 24 hours. I also have been experiencing itchy palms. I haven't had or done anything out of the normal stuff the last couple of days. The itchy palms started on tuesday and the swollen lips started last night after s

My lips have been swollen for the last 24 hours. I also have been experiencing itchy palms. I haven't had or done anything out of the normal stuff the last couple of days. The itchy palms started on tuesday and the swollen lips started last night after s

See a physician /ER: You may be undergoing a moderate to severe allergic reaction to something. If you have shortness of breath (breathing difficulty). You must immediately go to the hospital for evaluation and treatment. Otherwise contact your physician and see if you need to be on any medication. ...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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Macro for suspected UTI. 4 doses in, lips feel very dry, slightly heavy/tight. Can't tell by looking if swollen. What do swollen lips feel like?

Macro for suspected UTI. 4 doses in, lips feel very dry, slightly heavy/tight. Can't tell by looking if swollen. What do swollen lips feel like?

Swollen: They feel big, and clumsy like they get away. Imagine Puckering your lips. Perhaps you set having and allergic reaction. I would stop the antibiotic and see your doctor or to the emergency room. Ice and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for the meantime ...Read more

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Any effective remedies for swollen lips?

Depends: It would depend on the cause. If it is from trauma, it will take time and ice may help. If it is from an unknown cause I would see a physician... Possibly a dermatologist or plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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What causes swollen lips in the morning?

Allergy?: That could be as a result to allergic reaction to certain type of meds. Or foods.
See a doctor to determine the cause of the swollen lips. ...Read more

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What causes swollen lips after making out?

What causes swollen lips after making out?

HSV1: Herpes simplex is highly contagious and can easily be transferred by the exchange of a lip kissing. The good news is that HSV1 often clear without any treatment. ...Read more

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What could cause purple swollen lips?

What could cause purple swollen lips?

Many causes: Purple lips, also known as cyanosis in medical terminology, is caused by the discoloration of the skin and membranes. The area that is affected by cyanosis appears to be bluish in color. Though purple lips can be caused due to cold weather, it can also be a cause for concern, as it may be a symptom of underlying diseases related to the heart and respiratory system. ...Read more

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How to reduce swollen lips from kissing?

How to reduce swollen lips from kissing?

Time ; possibly ice: It will take time for the swelling to reduce, possibly ice may reduce inflammation, but never place cold directly on skin (have a thin cloth barrier) to avoid frostbite. ...Read more

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What is the best way remedy swollen lips?

Ice on and off: Generally, the lip swelling can be reduced with ice pack placed for 20 minutes off. ...Read more

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What is the cause and (desi) remedy for swollen lips.?

Allergic reaction?: Swollen lips can be caused by a topical or systemic allergic reaction, side effect of medications, trauma etc. Depending on the cause, Benadryl (diphenhydramine) could be taken and/or topical steroid swabbed on the area. If there is a cut or infection, antibiotic may be needed. Go see your dentist! ...Read more

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Swollen lips should go to er?

Swollen lips should go to er?

Depends: Whether or not you should go to the er or wait and see your dentist or family md may depend on the cause of the swelling and the degree of swelling. If the swelling is related to trauma with an open wound, go to the er. Swelling of the lips may also be caused by allergic responses to foods ingested or things that come in contact with the lips. Your dentist or family physician can advise you. ...Read more

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Causes for swollen lips sunburn or crab?

Causes for swollen lips sunburn or crab?

Many reasons: Sunburn or various types of trauma could cause your lips to swell, have a dentist do a thorough exam and document your symptoms and even take pictures. If not resolved in 7-10 days there may be a more serious issue and you may be referred to a a specialist. ...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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Swollen lips to pale lips?

Swollen lips to pale lips?

Food allergy: Most likely an allergy to something you have had in your mouth such as food, toothpaste, mouthrinse, gum, etc. ...Read more

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Swollen lips now pale lips?

Health problems: Swollen lips can be a strong indicator of poor health. Swollen lips are sometimes caused by crohn's disease, which normally causes swelling in the bowel but can inflame the lymph ducts at any point in the body. Swollen lips can also indicate a food sensitivity. Pale pink lips are a common side-effect of anemia. ...Read more

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How can I fix a swollen lip?

How can I fix a swollen lip?

Depends on the cause: It depends what caused your swollen lip. It can be due to allergy to meds, insect bites or foods. It can also be due to infections like cold sore or another infection and may need antibiotics. You should check with your doctor as if it is due to allergy you need to find out what caused it and may need to carry Epipen if it keeps happening as it can be life threatening. Meanwhile yu can take benadryl (diphenhydramine). ...Read more

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How long to heal swollen lip?

How long to heal swollen lip?

Depends: This depends on the severity and reason. If it is from accidental lip-biting and without any open wound, you will see the healing takes place within a few days. However, more severe cut or trauma in lip may have caused internal bleeding, or infection. If this is the case, you will experience much delayed healing, and seeing a professional first may make a huge difference in how fast you can heal. ...Read more

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How often to ice a swollen lip?

Icing regimen: Icing will help for the first 48 hours after injury. Try to ice at least 10 minutes each hour. If you can, 10 minutes on, 10 minutes off is an ideal schedule while you are awake. Try using bags of frozen peas or corn (left in the original packaging). They conform well the body and can be reused. Just don't try to eat them after they have been thawed and frozen a few times! ...Read more

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Best way to treat a swollen lip?

Best way to treat a swollen lip?

From what?: If it's swollen from trauma, use ice pack first 24 hours on and off every 15 minutes. Then it's just a waiting game until it goes away. If of unknown origin, you need to see a dentist as soon as possible as it is likely an infection that would require immediate treatment. ...Read more

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How should I treat a swollen lip?

See a PCP: Lip swelling may be related to a local (e.g. trauma) or and it can be the earliest sign of a systemic disease. See your doctor for evaluation, tests and treatment. ...Read more

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How long does a swollen lip last?

Depends: Depending on the cause of the swollen lips it may last hours to days. ...Read more

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Can a swollen lip heal overnight?

Yes.: Depends on why it was swollen. An allergic reaction, if mild, can disappear overnight. Trauma to the lip, such as a blow received in a fight or a cut to the lip will take longer. ...Read more

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How can I bring down a swollen lip?

What cause: If trauma an ice pack
If its allergic or vascular you have to figure out the cause, the treatment in that case would be a steroid.
If this continues or worsens see your doctor ...Read more

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How can I get extremely swollen lip down?

Cause: If its trauma ice pack
If it sprung out of nowhere see your doctor you amy need a steroid ...Read more

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How do you treat a swollen lip with a cut?

How do you treat a swollen lip with a cut?

Depends: If it's a deep cut, see a doctor or go to the er, it may need stitches. Swelling can be treated with ice and time. ...Read more

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Swollen lip no cause noticeable can you help?

Hard to say: Many things can cause a swollen lip: allergies, trauma, infections and there are even more rarer things too (like cyst or blood vessel abnormalities). It would help to have more details like is it the whole lip or part, does it itch, or any nearby skin lesion, any thing else going on health wise. In the end if you tongue starts swelling or you notice breathing issues seek help fast! ...Read more

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How would you recommend I cure my swollen lip?

Depends on the cause: It depends what caused your swollen lip. It can be due to allergy to meds, insect bites or foods. It can also be due to infections like cold sore or another infection and may need antibiotics. You should check with your doctor as if it is due to allergy you need to find out what caused it and may need to carry Epipen if it keeps happening as it can be life threatening. Meanwhile yu can take benadryl (diphenhydramine). ...Read more

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Does sulfameth cause swollen lips, tongue pain?

Does sulfameth cause swollen lips, tongue pain?

It could.: Allergic reaction or oral candidiasis (thrush) could be related to use of an antibiotic like sulfameth, so you could experience swollen lips and tongue pain. ...Read more

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How long does it take a swollen lip to go down?

Depends on cause: If due to infected tooth, tooth needs treatment for swelling to resolve. If due to trauma, varies with amount of damage. Are you taking any medications? ...Read more

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What's best used to take care of a swollen lip?

What's best used to take care of a swollen lip?

Depends: If it is from a food allergy, Epinephrine injection can reduce it quite rapidly. If it is from other conditions, then one needs to know what causes it before an appropriate treatment can be used. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a swollen lip to heal?

How long does it take for a swollen lip to heal?

It depends: Injections to the lip can take a few days trauma is similar if allergic you have to find out the allergen and stop exposing the lip to it.
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Can sulfameth cause swollen lips, and tongue pain?

Can sulfameth cause swollen lips, and tongue pain?

SMZ/TMP: Sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim, as any other antibiotic, can cause allergic reactions that can have a broad range of manifestations. Edema (perioral), rash, urticaria, fever, nausea, vomiting, etc. I would suggest halting the medication & contacting the doctor who prescribed it to alert them to your symptoms. Continuing can worsen these symptoms & also potentially be very serious with airway. ...Read more

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What are suggested ways to calm down my swollen lip?

Ice: Don't know if you had an injury, infection or if this is an allergic rxn. You can apply ice. If an allergic rxn - try an antihistamine. If allergic rxn there is a good chance you will want medical eval - especially if lip, tongue, airway is involved. ...Read more

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Is there something I can do to reduce a swollen lip?

Is there something I can do to reduce a swollen lip?

Depends on the cause: It depends what caused your swollen lip. It can be due to allergy to meds, insect bites or foods. It can also be due to infections like cold sore or another infection and may need antibiotics. You should check with your doctor as if it is due to allergy you need to find out what caused it and may need to carry Epipen if it keeps happening as it can be life threatening. Meanwhile yu can take benadryl (diphenhydramine). ...Read more

Dr. Bhavin Patel
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