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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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What can I use for swollen lip if I don't have a doctor?

Swollen lips: What you are able to use to treat a swollen lip, depends on the cause of the swelling, and what part of the lip is swollen. If the swelling is due to an injury (being hit) then a cold compress is best. Infection, will require attention and antiviral or antibiotic as needed. Allergic reaction to food, medication, or an object touching the lips may also cause swelling. Antihistamines will help this. ...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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Slighty swollen lip, and no known allergies. Plus I didn't have any food or drink I don't usually have. What could be the cause? Should I worry?

Slighty swollen lip, and no known allergies. Plus I didn't have any food or drink I don't usually have. What could be the cause? Should I worry?

Depends: If you have no problem breathing (throat swelling), you may try antihistamine up to 4 times daily to see if this helps. If the problem keeps on coming back, consider consulting an allergist. There are many potential causes and a drug reaction (especially NSAIDs) is one to be considered. If you have any problem breathing or swallowing, rush to the ER. ...Read more

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My 3 1/2 year old has a swollen lip. No insect bits and didn't bite herself. Gave Benadryl (diphenhydramine). Should I be concerned?

My 3 1/2 year old has a swollen lip.  No insect bits and didn't bite herself.  Gave Benadryl (diphenhydramine).  Should I be concerned?

Not unless tongue: swells or breathing or swallowing difficulty. Then get urgent care. A swollen lip could come from mild sensitivity to something touched or eaten, and some kids tend to chew or suck on their lips which can make it swell temporarily without showing a bite mark. Sometimes kids will get hives or angioedema from contact with cold or heat, a recent infection, or drug reaction. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) may help. ...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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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