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Swollen Lips And Hives Allergic Reaction
No: Swollen lips are not always secondary to an allergic reaction. This can occur after exposure to food allergy or another allergic trigger but it can also occur secondary to increased histamine release with no known cause. Other causes include underlying autoimmunity and inflammation. There are hereditary causes that also lead to swelling where a patient may not have associated itch. ...Read more
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
My child has swollen lips and lumps on the iniside of his lips would this be an allergic reaction to amoxicillin?
I have swollen lips due to allergic reaction to seafoods, chicken and egg. I used to eat them before. Its almost 3months now and its still swollen.?
If I have swollen lips, a sore throat and the beginning of swelling in my eye from allergic reaction when should I seek medical assistance?
Was just wondering if having a reaction to a tetanus shot as a child like hives and swollen lips is something I should always make medical staff aware
Yes: Make your medical providers aware of previous potential allergic reactions to medication. ...Read more
Keep getting hives at 10pm some nights on torso in area of underwear. Gone by morning. Swollen lip in morning. Causes?
Hives and angioedema form when, in response to histamine, blood plasma leaks out of small blood vessels in the skin. Histamine is a chemical released from specialized cells along the skin's blood vessels.
Allergic reactions, chemicals in foods, insect stings, sunlight exposure, or medicines can all cause histamine release. Sometimes it's impossible to find out exactly why hives have formed. ...Read more
Should a child who reacted to blueberry with full-body hives and swollen lips carry an EpiPen (epinephrine)? Blueberries seem easy enough to avoid.
Don't assume: Not the blueberries; willing to bet. 25 yrs an allergist, true cases are exceedingly rare. May not be even food. May not even be anaphylaxis; just idiopathic urticaria with angioedema. See an allergist. Why label and carry epi unneccessarily? Sounds like you have enough on your hands. Just saying. Get allergy consult and accurate testing. ...Read more
I have itchy hives and swollen lips/glands. How many benadryl can I safely take? I just took 3 25mg pills.
I have hives on face w swollen lip. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) hasn't worked. Breathing fine. ER trip??
Not yet: You don't mention how long you have had the symptoms and how much Diphenhydramine (Benadryl) you have taken. You can take 2 OTC (25mg) capsules up to a maximum of 4 doses in 24 hours. If you fall sleep and wake up no better, see a physician ASAP. As long as you don't get worse and breathing is fine, you don't have to go to ER, but someone has to drive you if you go. ...Read more
I think have the hives because I have random red spots and swollen lips. Is Claritin good or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) better?
Zyrtec (cetirizine) (Cetitizine): If these are recurrent, see an allergiist for the propper diagnosis and treatment. For otc (over the counter) medication, most allergists prefer zyrtec (cetirizine) because it has more anti-inflamatory properties and lasts 24 hours. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) generally lasts 4 to 6 hours and causes more drowsiness, if the patient gets drowsy on zyrtec they might try Allegra (fexofenadine). ...Read more
Can a virus cause hives followed by syncope with shaking, swollen lips, eye lids, no allergens found hives lasted 5 days what could it be caused from?
Yes: It can but then you still need to make sure that they are not caused by something else especially when the problem is persistent. ...Read more
Over the past week I had a swollen lip and eye and today I have hives on my stomach+back. Also had two stomach aches; 1 on sun. & 1 today in evening
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
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
Are my swollen lips due to a fish allergy? For the second time in two weeks I've woken up with swollen lips. At first I thought it was because my lips were really chapped, or seasonal allergies. But when it happened for the second time this morning I go
Father (67 y/o) has had swollen lip and cheek 4 times over last six months, resolves on its own in 24 hours. No known allergies, has happened at different times and places so cannot determine a common cause.
Husband has Poison Ivy 9/5. Got Predisone. Allergic Reaction. Just on Benadryl (diphenhydramine) now. Still swollen and red and more hives are appearing?
Prednisone allergy?: I am uncertain he had a prednisone allergy. You need to discuss the reaction with your physician. This may have been related tot eh dose of the prednisone and was a side effect of the level of the dosage. Prednisone is a corticosteroid and these are the mainstay of acute therapy for poison ivy. You can discuss this your physician and see a dermatologist. You may need a different preparation ...Read more
I had an allergic reaction to bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) on 1/11/14 (swollen lips and rashes on abdomen & back arm). I was given doxycycline hyclate. Rash became bumps?
Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim): If you meant that the rash was progressing without interruption despite switching to doxycycline, I would venture that the rash is just from the progression of the sulfa rash since the process will likely last for a week or two. Beware of sunlight exposure from doxycyline which may give a nasty sunburn for some people. ...Read more
Bottom lip is swollen for no reason. Might this be an allergic reaction to something in my house?
Possible allergy: You may have irritated your lips with something like a spicy or other product. Be careful of cinnamon, strong peppermint, or spicy foods. It's also possible you got a sunburn or windburn. Try vaseline on your lips for a few days. If it doesn't clear up see your doctor. ...Read more
I kissed a guy Friday at noon and then Saturday afternoon my lip is swollen on the left side and has bumps. Is it Herpes or an allergic reaction?
Allergic to a kiss?: A picture would certainly help us here please, since there are thousands of reasons for lip swelling. Sorry, but it would be inaccurate at best to hazard a guess as to your cause at this point. ...Read more
I have developed a very swollen bottom lip. Not sure if allergic reaction or bite. I have taken Tellerge 180 mg over an hour ago? No change. Can I take Celestamine as well? What else can I do to reduce swelling. It is quite painful.
Angioedema: The commonest cause of swelling of the lip in the absence of trauma or infection is an allergic reaction. You have already taken an antihistamine. Celestamine contains antihistamine but also has a cortisone like substance which may be helpful. Applying a cold compress may also help. Angioedema usually subsides within 24 hours. If you have associated throat or breathing problems go to emergency roo ...Read more
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