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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

Dr. Grace Torres-Hodges
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Swollen Ankles (Definition)

Painless swelling of the feet and ankles is a common problem, particularly among older people. Abnormal buildup of fluid in the ankles, feet, and legs ...Read more


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I have had a sore throat for a month and now my left tonsil is swollen. I have been taking lots of vitamin c. Do I need to see a doctor?

I have had a sore throat for a month and now my left tonsil is swollen. I have been taking lots of vitamin c. Do I need to see a doctor?

Yes: Unilateral enlargement of a tonsil can rarely by a neoplasm (tumor). Vitamin c will not affect an enlargement of a tonsil. The fact that you have had a sore throat for a month is also unusual, because a viral infection usually resolves in a maximum of about 2 weeks. Time to see an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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Are swollen ankles and feet serious combined w/hep c?

Are swollen ankles and feet serious combined w/hep c?

See below: It could be as it could be a sign of liver compromise. The best thing to do is have this checked and see if this is the case. ...Read more

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What does swollen ankles mean?

What does swollen ankles mean?

Possibilities: Venous insufficiency, lymphedema, congestive heart failure, excessive salt intake, sitting or standing for long periods, some systemic conditions. Try elevating, see physician. ...Read more

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What can I do for my swollen ankles.?

Depends on cause: If the swelling resolves overnight, this is most likely due to venous insufficiency. Elastic stockings are best long term remedy. Elevate legs whenever possible. If this persists or if swelling does not improve overnight, get examined by your physician for other possible causes which can be treated. ...Read more

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Swollen ankles no pain eating a lot of hotdogs ?

Swollen ankles no pain eating a lot of hotdogs 
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Need more info...: Is ankle swelling bilaterally symmetrical, involving evenly or locally/ regionally? Do you have short of breath? Have you had history of congestive heart failure...? Hotdogs alone at most should just increase salt intake leading to edema in patients with marginal heart function.. So, seek evaluation, confirmation, care, & counseling timely so to relieve current and future worry. Best... ...Read more

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I have had very swollen ankles for a few months. ?

I have had very swollen ankles for a few months. ?

Swollen ankles: Lots of possible causes for swollen ankles. Get checked by your doc to see if anything serious is going on or if its a minor problem. ...Read more

Dr. Grace Torres-Hodges
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Ankle Swelling (Definition)

Ankle swelling is a symptom in which a person has swelling in one or both ankles. Swelling can be caused by ...Read more


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Vitamin C (Definition)

Vitamin C is a vitamin which is a kind of nutritional agent ...Read more