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Swollen Lips In An Allergic Reaction To Cough Syrup
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
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
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?
Congestions leading to heavy head, intermittently coughing. Did take Mucinex (guaifenesin) d n cough syrup but did not help much. Its been 3 days, is it 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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
I have an allergic reaction from promethazine. My face and lip are swollen. Should I see my dr or can I take benadryl (diphenhydramine)?
See a doctor: Go to er.Get a more detailed answer ›
My lip is swollen on one side, looks like a small red scratch underneath my lip. It also hurts. Could this be a cold sore? Or allergic reaction?
How to treat red swollen bump on only left vagina lip? Think it's from shaving or had allergic reaction to tub cleaner
My lips are swollen and cold sore ish things around lips. Is this because too much vitamin C or allergic reaction?
Dry lip or chelitis can be caused by:6
high doses of vitamin a,
chemotherapeutic agents (busulfan and actinomycin),
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
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
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
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