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What Could Cause Swollen Lips If Not Allergies
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
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
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.
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
Dry, swollen lips w/ discoloration on left & right corner of lower lip.Haven't drink enough fluid lately. No allergy history. What could it be?&treatment?
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
Stop lip balm: First, stop using that particular lip balm. Then go to your doctor, who probably give you some antihistaminic. ...Read more
Still, have swollen lip 4 days now. Allergy med not really helping. Dr. Appt. Not till DEC 11. No other symptoms. Should I go to ER I can breathe fine.
If breathing problem: Develops then go to ER. Otherwise, may continue treatment and call your MD. ...Read more
Very swollen lip due to gentle biting wile studying. Sleep deprived, stressed and my lip is HUGE. Should I be worried? No allergy it's just due2trauma
Allergy sometimes swollen lips under feet hands arms neck thighs chest randomly. Taking alerid alleviates for 3-4d. Pls advice.
Allergy w swollen lips and eyes 2 days ago. Took Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and steroid shot. Today having rash on arm and torso. Allergy to shot?
No: You would not be allergic to cortisone. ...Read more
Allergy w swollen lips & eyes 2 days ago. Source unsure. Took Benadryl (diphenhydramine) & a steroid shot. Today had rash on arms and torso. What's wrong?
Urticaria/angioedema: Could be the case, kind of common, mostly no cause can be sorted out, acute types usually follow a viral infection, chronic types mostly have no known cause, could be due to drugs, please keep taking your meds regulary, go to ER if you develop hoarseness / difficulty in breathing, and see an allergist soon, goodluck ...Read more
Do I need epi pen? I have severe cat allrgies normally my eyes swell shut, itchy watery eyes and nose. Today throat itchy tingly swollen lips?
Yes: Absolutely. If you have allergies that are affecting that many body parts, you could have a reaction that gets worse. It would be a good precaution to have an epi pen. ...Read more
Many causes: Purple lips, also known as cyanosis in medical terminology, is caused by the discoloration of the skin and membranes. The area that is affected by cyanosis appears to be bluish. Though purple lips can be caused due to cold weather, it can also be a cause for concern, as it may be a symptom of underlying diseases related to the heart and respiratory system. ...Read more
Swelling: Be sure to let your dentist know about this so he can evaluate your last treatment. He will evaluate what was done in your last treatment. Level of concern is possible allergy to latex as well as materials used for the procedure. Sometimes a patient can play or chew on lips after a procedure while they are still numb from the anesthetic. Medications need to be evaluated too. ...Read more
Allergic reaction?: Swollen lips can be caused by a topical or systemic allergic reaction, side effect of medications, trauma etc. Depending on the cause, Benadryl (diphenhydramine) could be taken and/or topical steroid swabbed on the area. If there is a cut or infection, antibiotic may be needed. Go see your dentist! ...Read more
The past 4 days I have woken with swollen lips. The swelling goes down within a couple hours, but my lips remain red, raw, and hurt. What are causes?
It's impossible to make an accurate diagnosis with additional information, medical history, and thorough clinical exam.
It could, be something as simple as a viral infection, or something more serious and related to a medical condition.
If this does not resolve within 5-7 days, See your medical doctor, dentist or an ENT specialist ...Read more
Swelling and kiss: To get rid of swollen lips fast apply cold compress, Aloe Vera gel and do not be too aggressive on your lips. ...Read more
Hard to say: Many things can cause a swollen lip: allergies, trauma, infections and there are even rarer things too(like cyst or blood vessel abnormalities). It would help to have more details like is it the whole lip or part, does it itch, or any nearby skin lesion, anything else going on health wise. In the end if you tongue starts swelling or you notice breathing issues seek help fast! ...Read more
SMZ/TMP: Sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim, as any other antibiotic, can cause allergic reactions that can have a broad range of manifestations. Edema (perioral), rash, urticaria, fever, nausea, vomiting, etc. I would suggest halting the medication & contacting the doctor who prescribed it to alert them to your symptoms. Continuing can worsen these symptoms & also potentially be very serious with airway. ...Read more
Maybe: Swollen lips is not a typical symptom of dust mite allergy, but if you're allergic to dust mites, it might contribute to the lip swelling. You also need to be concerned about autoimmune disorders such as thyroid problems. ...Read more
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