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Are swollen lips always due to an allergic reaction?

Are swollen lips always due to an 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

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more


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How do you treat swollen lips due to an allergic reaction?

How do you treat swollen lips due to an allergic reaction?

Swollen Lips: Consider going to an er if the swelling is persisting since you might need an Epinephrine shot and high dose antihistamines. ...Read more

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How can I ease a swollen lip after an allergic reaction?

How can I ease a swollen lip after an allergic reaction?

Medication: Either an antihistamine or a steroid or both, depending on the severity of the reaction, can aid in reducing the swelling. Your physician needs to prescribe these meds. ...Read more

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My child has swollen lips and lumps on the iniside of his lips would this be an allergic reaction to amoxicillin?

My child has swollen lips and lumps on the iniside of his lips would this be an allergic reaction to amoxicillin?

Could be: If your child has such symptoms after using amoxicillin, probably it's allergy to antibiotic.It also could be allergy to another drugs you gave to child, or it could be even insect bites. ...Read more

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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.?

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.?

? Not allergy: Allergic reaction will fade away once the allergen is avoided or eliminated from the system, can't stay for three months unless you're continuously exposed, not the case. Kindly see your doctor, could be lip inflammation due to some other problem, wish you wellness ...Read more

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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?

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?

Now: Your symptoms now are significant enough to seek medical attention. The next problem could be throat swelling and then trouble breathing. I would suggest Benadryl twenty five to fifty milligrams and have someone take you to an urgent care or ER and I would go now good lucks ...Read more

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Is it normal to get slightly swollen lips from seasonal allergies or hayfever?

Is it normal to get slightly swollen lips from seasonal allergies or hayfever?

Unusual: Swollen lips or angioedema is rarely caused by seasonal allergy but can occur. There are many other causes and a thorough evaluation is needed. ...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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Sore, red, blistered, slightly swollen lips with no previous allergies. What could it be?

Sore, red, blistered, slightly swollen lips with no previous allergies. What could it be?

A few possibilities.: It may be an allergy that just developed. It could be over indulgence of citrus fruits, particularly grapefruit. It can be a viral infection (such as herpes simplex i. The best advice I can give you is to see a physician if it persists more than a day or two. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a cough, weakness, swollen lip, and muscle sore. What sickness do I have?

What to do if I have a cough, weakness, swollen lip, and muscle sore. What sickness do I have?

Insufficient info: You need to be examined by a doctor, following a thorough history, and may need blood tests. Please consult your doctor as it is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without additional info. ...Read more

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What could cause swollen lips if not allergies?

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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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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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.

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.

Dental Issue: Has your father been examined by a dentist to rule out any dental problems? If not, it would be wise to make an appointment. It may be an abscess that keeps draining. ...Read more

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Swollen lips, wheeze, cough, tightness in throat, tightness in chest are all present during my kids month on tobi (tobramycin). I wear n95 1 hr & hepabut still sx.

Swollen lips, wheeze, cough, tightness in throat, tightness in chest are all present during my kids month on tobi (tobramycin). I wear n95 1 hr & hepabut still sx.

Talk to your doctor: Much of the dose of tobi (tobramycin) goes into the air rather than directly into the child, especially when given with a mask rather than mouthpiece. It sounds like you are having a reaction to it. Talk to your child's doctor who has prescribed the tobi (tobramycin). It may be necessary to switch to a different inhaled antibiotic for your child rather than tobi (tobramycin). ...Read more

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I've had what seems to be a viral infection (sore throat, cough, sneezing, etc) for about 5 days. This morning I woke up with very swollen lips.?

I've had what seems to be a viral infection (sore throat, cough, sneezing, etc) for about 5 days. This morning I woke up with very swollen lips.?

Be checked: This may be part of ann allergic or sensitivity reaction and should be examined. It may or may not be related to your recent illness. It may be related to treatment. All the best and feel better soon. ...Read more

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2001-mixed histussin cough syrup w alergy med like claritin&had bad allergic reaction. Now OTC cold meds sumtimes trigger rash. Which ones can I take?

Allergy to meds: This is a complex problem. Best to make an appointment with an allergist to find out what you are allergic to and how to stay safe. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Bottom lip is swollen for no reason. Might this be an allergic reaction to something in my house?

Bottom lip is swollen for no reason. Might this be an allergic reaction to something in my house?

Lip swelling: Can be causes from food or drug allergy or anything your ingested, such as supplements, vitamins, otc agents and can also be caused by an inherited disease or other immune disroders, see an allergist to help you identify the cause. ...Read more

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My lips look like I had a bad botox job- red, dry, and swollen. Allergic reaction or what?

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

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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?

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

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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.

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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How to treat red swollen bump on only left vagina lip? Think it's from shaving or had allergic reaction to tub cleaner

How to treat red swollen bump on only left vagina lip? Think it's from shaving or had allergic reaction to tub cleaner

Red swollen bump: Could be folliculitis or bartholin's cyst. Would be wise not to self treat it. I suggest you see a doctor for this. ...Read more

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My lips are swollen and cold sore ish things around lips. Is this because too much vitamin C or allergic reaction?

My lips are swollen and cold sore ish things around lips. Is this because too much vitamin C or allergic reaction?

Chelitis: Dry lip or chelitis can be caused by:6
high doses of vitamin a,
lithium,
chemotherapeutic agents (busulfan and actinomycin),
d-penicillamine,
isoniazid,
phenothiazine,
lip licking
other possible causes of chapped lips include high fevers as well as environmental conditions, such as cold weather, dehydration, and certain vitamin deficiencies. ...Read more

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Swollen, dry, cracked lips for 4 days now. I have tried Benadryl in case it was an allergic reaction and I tried abreva in case it was a cold sore. No?

Swollen, dry, cracked lips for 4 days now. I have tried Benadryl in case it was an allergic reaction and I tried abreva in case it was a cold sore. No?

Remember the basics: Have you also been using a lip balm like vaseline or chapstick? If your entire lips are dry and cracked, and you are feeling healthy otherwise, my first guess would be simple chapped lips.

If moisturizers are not helpful, and especially if you are having symptoms like fevers and an extremely dry mouth, dry eyes, or other whole-body symptoms, please follow-up in person. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

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


Dr. John Chiu
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Allergic Reaction (Definition)

Sensitivities to substances, called allergens, that come into contact with the skin, nose, eyes, respiratory tract, and gastrointestinal tract. They can be inhaled into the ...Read more