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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dry, swollen lips w/ discoloration on left & right corner of lower lip.Havent 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 breath 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?
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?
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 in color. 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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