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What Causes Your Lips To Swell
Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more
I had intercorse with my husband last night and my vagainal lips swelled and caused me a lot of pain is this normal?
No: No. Get checked out to make sure though. You might have an infection. Or you could just be irritated if you didn't have enough lubrication. ...Read more
I woke up today morning and surprised that my lower lip swelled from the left and its painful when I touch it. .. What is the possible causes?
My lips turn blue and my finger tips swell about 10 minutes into working out. What would cause this? It also happens when I climb the stairs.
Need for examination: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and your symptoms warrant evaluation by a physician. Any abnormal bleeding should be evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more
Sometimes: Ice can help. Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) expedites healing of cold sores. It can reduce healing time by half. Studies also show that regular use can help v recurrences. Brief supplementation with lysine 1, 000mg orally three times a day at the onset, can also hasten healing. Your physician can prescribe oral valtrex (valacyclovir). ...Read more
My lip on my mouth swollen. It starts out itching then it swells please help it's embarrassing cause it's on one side?
Angioedema: This is an allergic reaction to something internal or external and you have to try eliminating one thing at a time in an attempt to find the culprit which may be a food, temperature, makeup, etc. Taking an antihistamine like benadryl (causes drowsiness) or Claritin (loratadine) usually helps the angioedema recede or prevents it. See an allergist if symptoms persist. ...Read more
Seaweed allgery, every time my husband eats seaweed his lips & face swell. After monitoring this accurance, we narrowed the cause to fish or seaweed
Allergy to seaweed: The seaweed allergy is not related to fish but the seaweed itself. He should see an allergist or his doctor, needs to void all foods which containseaweed as it is extensively used in asian cuisine. It is used in agar, in dashi a stock used for soup. He should alwys carry a Epipen (epinephrine) and if he swells up any time he needs to use it, as it can be serious reaction. Check with the allergist. ...Read more
I took Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) for 3-4 months even though it caused lip swelling. I stopped it 1 mth ago, but my lip still swells up. Is it still the vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine)?
Infection can: If your gums are infected around your wisdom teeth, all of those symptoms can result. More likely, your lip is not swollen, but numb like when the dentist gives you anesthetic. If this is happening you may have a very serious infection around that wisdom tooth. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Short sun exposure causes my lips to swell tingle, intensely burn & itch. Up to a week for improvement, 4 yr ongoing prob. Sun allergy? Or other?
Yes: This is called photosensitivity as opposed to phototoxicity since the area itches. Be sure that this is not an interaction of the sun with an ingredient in your lipstick. Try lip balm with sunscreen to see if this makes any difference. Make sure you are not taking something like tetracycline or a quinolone which renders your skin more susceptible to sunburn even though the likelihood is low ...Read more
I have a sore on my lower lip. It came suddenly. This happens everytime it is cold and warm. Can a sore on my lip, cause it to swell? Dangerous? :)
Not dangerous: Unless there are systemic symptoms, it sounds like it may be recurrent aphthous stomatitis which has many causes and many triggers. Although it has no cure it is not dangerous. Much more rarely, it may be part of a GI syndrome or in combination with genital ulceration may signal behçet's. Tissue biopsy is not necessary unless your pcp suspects squamous carcinoma. ...Read more
Is there a dental condition that could cause swelling under the lip? It will itch for a.second. Then swell then go away cracks at corner of mouth to
Angular cheilitis: Could be either an impetigo-type skin infection or a yeast infection or both. Try an antibiotic ointment alternating with an antifungal cream like clotrimazole and see your primary care doctor for further treatment. It can also happen from malabsorption or malnutrition. B-complex vitamin supplement and iron may help. Also, avoid lip-licking and moisturize at night with lip balm or vaseline. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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