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What could cause swollen lips if not allergies?

What could cause swollen lips if not allergies?

Angioedema: Angioedema is a classic cause of swollen lips, especially if it is just one part or just a certain side of the lip. Could also be due to a cold sore or canker sore or even an infection with bacteria if it is all red, puffy, swollen and warm to the touch. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

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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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?

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

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Isn't it unusual to get very slightly swollen lips from seasonal allergies?

Isn't it unusual to get very slightly swollen lips from seasonal 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

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Is it normal to get slightly swollen lips from seasonal allergies or hayfever?

Is it normal to get slightly swollen lips from seasonal allergies or hayfever?

Unusual: Swollen lips or angioedema is rarely caused by seasonal allergy but can occur. There are many other causes and a thorough evaluation is needed. ...Read more

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Swollen lips like mrs k had on her show. Is it allergy to shellfish?

Swollen lips like mrs k had on her show. Is it allergy to shellfish?

Posstbly: Swelling of the lips can happen with any allergy. Try taking an antihistamine such as Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or Claritin to help reduce it. ...Read more

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Sore, red, blistered, slightly swollen lips with no previous allergies. What could it be?

Sore, red, blistered, slightly swollen lips with no previous allergies. What could it be?

A few possibilities.: It may be an allergy that just developed. It could be over indulgence of citrus fruits, particularly grapefruit. It can be a viral infection (such as herpes simplex i. The best advice I can give you is to see a physician if it persists more than a day or two. ...Read more

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How to get rid of swollen lip from allergy to some lip balm?

How to get rid of swollen lip from allergy to some lip balm?

Stop lip balm: First, stop using that particular lip balm. Then go to your doctor, who probably give you some antihistaminic. ...Read more

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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

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

Sounds like it: But you should also ask your dentist to check for mal-occulsion causing you to bite your lip. If stress is the major issue, then methods to reduce stress would be the solution. Repetitive trauma to any tissue can lead to scarring and even cancerous changes over time. ...Read more

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Allergy sometimes swollen lips under feet hands arms neck thighs chest randomly. Taking alerid alleviates for 3-4d. Pls advice.

Allergy sometimes swollen lips under feet hands arms neck thighs chest randomly. Taking alerid alleviates for 3-4d. Pls advice.

Get checked : Swelling under hands and feet is not normal You need to find pour what it is you are allergic to and carry an epipen (epinephrine) in case younger short of breath ...Read more

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Had allergy with swollen lips & eyes 2 days ago. Took Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and a steroid shot. Today having rash on torso and extremities. Allergic to injection?

More info.: Large dose of steroid can cause acne. However, the rash may also be just a part of the swollen lips and eyes process which returns when the level of steroid starts to fall off. I presume that you are on Benadryl (diphenhydramine). ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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What could cause purple swollen lips?

What could cause purple swollen lips?

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

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What could be the cause of swollen lips after I go to the dentist?

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

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What causes swollen lips in the morning?

What causes swollen lips in the morning?

Allergy?: That could be as a result to allergic reaction to certain type of meds. Or foods.
See a doctor to determine the cause of the swollen lips. ...Read more

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What causes swollen lips after making out?

What causes swollen lips after making out?

HSV1: Herpes simplex is highly contagious and can easily be transferred by the exchange of a lip kissing. The good news is that HSV1 often clear without any treatment. ...Read more

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What is the cause and (desi) remedy for swollen lips.?

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

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Causes for swollen lips sunburn or crab?

Causes for swollen lips sunburn or crab?

Many reasons: Sunburn or various types of trauma could cause your lips to swell, have a dentist do a thorough exam and document your symptoms and even take pictures. If not resolved in 7-10 days there may be a more serious issue and you may be referred to a specialist. ...Read more

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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?

Swollen lips: 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

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What do I cure to my swollen lips caused by kissing? How long it last before its heal?

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

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Swollen lip no cause noticeable can you help?

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

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Does sulfameth cause swollen lips, tongue pain?

Does sulfameth cause swollen lips, tongue pain?

It could.: Allergic reaction or oral candidiasis (thrush) could be related to use of an antibiotic like sulfameth, so you could experience swollen lips and tongue pain. ...Read more

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Can sulfameth cause swollen lips, and tongue pain?

Can sulfameth cause swollen lips, and tongue pain?

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

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Can dust mites cause me to wake up every morning with swollen lips?

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

Dr. Bhavin Patel
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