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I have a pimple on my upper lip and I might of been biten by a mosquito because it was swollen.?

I have a pimple on my upper lip and I might of been biten by a mosquito because it was swollen.?

Infection or bite?: A mosquito bite is usually somewhat itchy, and then I suggest cool compresses and an oral antihistamine like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or Zyrtec, etc. To cut down on the itch. If painful or burning sensation, it is more likely a bacterial infection or herpes cold sore, in which case an evaluation by your family doctor is recommended and a Rx may be necessary. ...Read more

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My upper lip is swollen due to the pimple above my lip I have squeezed the pimple and it caused more swelling when it will be reduced?

My upper lip is swollen due to the pimple above my lip I have squeezed the pimple and it caused more swelling when it will be reduced?

Cool compresses: Use cool compresses on it to decrease inflammation and don't squeeze it. It should resolve in 7-10 days. If you caused an infection in the surrounding skin by squeezing it then it may get worse so in that case you should see a doctor. ...Read more

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I had a what looked like small pimple at base of right side of nose above lip. Its now swollen big only on right side, hurts with fat upper lip?

I had a what looked like small pimple at base of right side of nose above lip. Its now swollen big only on right side, hurts with fat upper lip?

Infection: Painful swelling in the area where you are describing is most likely infection like Boil/abscess, or it could be something else. The area is also called dangerous area of the face because of the risk of infections reaching the brain through valve-less Veins, Do not try to squeeze or manipulate the swelling. Rather you need to go to your doctor Asp. Be Well. ...Read more

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My upper lip is swollen due to a pimple. How do I get rid of it?

Ice pack: I'd probably try an ice pack to reduce swelling and perhaps an oral anti-inflammatory medication, like ibuprofen. ...Read more

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Above upper lip I squeezed pimple so hard to were watery stuff came out and blister inside upper mouth and top lip all swollen?

Above upper lip I squeezed pimple so hard to were watery stuff came out and blister inside upper mouth and top lip all swollen?

Crush injury: Did you manage to extrude the entire contents of the "pimple"? If not you may now have an inflamed cyst which will benefit from a simple drainage procedure. Otherwise you need to give it a rest and a few days to subside & heal. ...Read more

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Half of my left upper lip has been swollen for 2 days. It hurts to chew my food, brush my teeth. I also have a small pimple above my lip not far nose?

Half of my left upper lip has been swollen for 2 days. It hurts to chew my food, brush my teeth. I also have a small pimple above my lip not far nose?

Several Things: This could be one of several problems, the most common of which are allergic swelling and cellulitis, a bacterial skin infection. The pain with chewing is concerning for other oral soft tissue, sinus, tooth pathology. This definitely needs an exam. We will be able to point you in the right direction with a Prime Consult for an initial eval! Best of Health! ...Read more

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I woke up w clusters of little whiteheads all over my upper lip and chin. It looked like a rash and my face was swollen like I had a reaction. Help!

I woke up w clusters of little whiteheads all over my upper lip and chin. It looked like a rash and my face was swollen like I had a reaction. Help!

Drug reaction: Did you take any medication before the rash appeared or have you eaten something that you were allergic to or did you any new cosmetics? Are you getting short of breath
Or wheezing You should go to the ER for evaluation for angioedema. You need treatment ASAP ...Read more

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What could cause a swollen upper lip?

Chanchre sore: This is probably a chanchre or fever blister. These are usually related to stress. An oral antiviral will usually speed resolution. ...Read more

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Woke up with swollen upper lip and just got over hives. Should I be worried?

Woke up with swollen upper lip and just got over hives. Should I be worried?

Angioedema: Angioedema and Urticaria often go together. Sp you are probably not over it yet. The swelling is unlikely to occur internally in your case but seek help if it does. ...Read more

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I haven't ate anything since I woke up, been up 3 hours only drank water and have a SUPER swollen upper lip now? Why

Probably Allergy: Take some allergy pill like Claritin/Zyrtec or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and see if it helps with the lip swelling. Check your temp to make sure you don't have fever. If you have any other symptom like sore throat or feel any bumps in mouth or tongue, a quick trip to the local urgent care clinic like Wallgreens or CVS would be a good idea to get it checked out. Feel better. ...Read more

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I just recently got a swollen upper lip out of no where and now my bottom lip is acting up but it's only one half. Help?

I just recently got a swollen upper lip out of no where and now my bottom lip is acting up but it's only one half. Help?

Allergy vs. Infectio: I do not know how long this has been happening or whether you have and other skin findings. Based on what you have shared it could be and allergy like urticaria or a contact dermaitis or an infection. You should have it evaluated by your dermatologist. ...Read more

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I'm in this same situation and my sons birthday party is today and I look awful with this swollen upper lip. What can I take to help with the swelling?

I'm in this same situation and my sons birthday party is today and I look awful with this swollen upper lip. What can I take to help with the swelling?

Benadryl (diphenhydramine): Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can help reduced the swelling but it has the side effect of making you sleepy. You can try Claritin or Zyrtec. Adding Zantac, ( a medicine which is also an antihistamine but mostly used for gastritis or reflux, ), may help as well. Keep in mind though if this a recurrent problem, you need to see your physician to determine the cause. ...Read more

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Can kissing cause a swollen upper lip?

Can kissing cause a swollen upper lip?

Could: Depends on how passionate it was, and if ur partner bit or sucked on ur lip. ...Read more

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Sudden swollen upper lip neurological reason?

Not sure: In general, swelling of a body part is NOT a neurological syndrome. There are few conditions like CRPS that are neurological and can cause swelling. A sudden swollen upper lip may have non-neurological causes like allergy, acute reaction, or other. You should have it checked out just to be sure. ...Read more

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My 21 year old daughter has a really swollen upper lip and last night had a temperature of 101.8. What could it be?

Many possibilities: Swelling in the lips can be a result of infection, trauma, cyst formation and neoplasm. The presence of the fever tends to lead to the consideration of an infection--whether of dental (tooth) origin or soft tissue infection. You should seek counsel from your dentist. ...Read more

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I woke up with a really swollen upper lip. There seems to be a small white line in the middle (not like a thrush).What could it be?

Swollen lip: Swelling of the lip, without a history of trauma, can be caused by a kind of hive, called angioedema. Some times there swelling and hives elsewhere. It can be treated with oral antihistamines, like Claritin and/or Benadryl (diphenhydramine). ...Read more

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I have a very swollen upper lip. It's very painful and when lanced it puss came out. It's swelling very fast in little time. I also have a fever?

I have a very swollen upper lip. It's very painful and when lanced it puss came out. It's swelling very fast in little time. I also have a fever?

Medical Consult Now: If you haven't been seen by a physician or started on an antibiotic you should go to an Urgent Care or ER. This is an infection and needs to be treated immediately with antibiotic before it spreads. The fever tells us that this is serious and the "pus" could be cultured to help us treat appropriately. Good luck and get seen. ...Read more

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I have had pain in what I'm guessing is top of my gum just below my nose, now over last few days have a swollen upper lip, any idea what could be?

I have had pain in what I'm guessing is top of my gum just below my nose, now over last few days have a swollen upper lip, any idea what could be?

A few thoughts...: You have pain and swelling that has not resolved after a few days, and doesn't seem like it will without care. If the problem is related to your teeth or periodontal tissues, you will need definitive care. Why guess at a diagnosis over the internet? See a local dentist before the swelling (or infection) spreads. ...Read more

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I've woken up with a swollen upper lip three days in a row. I have a little numbness and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) isn't helping. The swelling won't go away.

I've woken up with a swollen upper lip three days in a row. I have a little numbness and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) isn't helping. The swelling won't go away.

Get evaluated..: More information is needed on other symptoms associated in order to tell what is most likely going on. Also what meds are you taking, any new foods or exposures. It is also important to take a look at it and probably get labs if necessary. My advise is to get seen ASAP. If you are having trouble breathing go to the ED now. ...Read more

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Woke up to a very large swollen upper lip. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and ice pack hasn't helped.

Woke up to a very large swollen upper lip. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and ice pack hasn't helped.

Possible allergy: It's possible it may be allergy related. If it persists and doesn't reduce in size please see a doctor for additional treatment options. You may a short steroid burst. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Red and swollen upper lip yesterday evening woke up with two small spots on upper lip could feel them but not see them. Woke up this morning and lip was red and swollen with a little tingling. Could this be a spider bite?

Red and swollen upper lip yesterday evening woke up with two small spots on upper lip could feel them but not see them. Woke up this morning and lip was red and swollen with a little tingling. Could this be a spider bite?

Yes: Yes it could be a spider bite. It could be an infection from a tooth, hair follicle, or sebaceous gland. Recommend that you see your physician as soon as possible to make sure that it does not progress to a msra infection which is difficult to treat. In the mean time wash it with soap and water then place an antibiotic ointment on the site. ...Read more

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Have a swollen upper lip with a blister like swelling across where the top lip and skin above it meet and also a fleshy lump in one nostril on septum?

Have a swollen upper lip with a blister like swelling across where the top lip and skin above it meet and also a fleshy lump in one nostril on septum?

See a dentist: It is not easy to diagnose without a clinical exam but what your describing can be a severe dental infection that has reached the floor of your nose. See a dentist immediately. ...Read more

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The lip swelling has been here four days, and is more the skin above my lip then the lip itself. A pimple has formed there as well, that is painful. When I apllied pressure to it puss came out. What is this?

The lip swelling has been here four days, and is more the skin above my lip then the lip itself. A pimple has formed there as well, that is painful. When I apllied pressure to it puss came out. What is this?

Just a thought: Might be a HERPES SIMPLEX ("Cold Sore") with infection (thus the pus) Suggest you check this out and in the meantime apply wet compresses and a anti-bacterial ointment (ask Pharmacist for recommendation) If it is herpes more SPECIFIC anti-VIRAL medication may be indicated!
Hope this helps'
Dr Z ...Read more

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How can I get rib of the pimple near the center of my upper lip?

PIMPLE ON LIP: BEST WAY TO GET RID OF A LIP PIMPLE IS TO SEE A DERMATOLOGIST.
IN ANY CASE, DO NOT SQUEEZE IT!
BEST LUCK. . . ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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