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What could it mean if a teen wakes up with a swollen lip?

What could it mean if a teen wakes up with a swollen lip?

Swollen lip: The lip can be swollen because of an allergy or possible infection ...Read more

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Please explain what does it mean if a teen wakes up with a swollen lip?

Please explain what does it mean if a teen wakes up with a swollen lip?

Lip swelling: Lip swelling can be caused by a number of things including trauma, and allergies. A swollen lip due to allergies should be evaluated by your doctor asap. ...Read more

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Does a bottom swollen lip with tingling and burning sensation and a bump in the inside of bottom lip mean herpes?

Does a bottom swollen lip with tingling and burning sensation and a bump in the inside of bottom lip mean herpes?

Possibly: Without examining this cannot be sure, but it fits into the range of symptoms to be expected. ...Read more

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How to shrink down very swollen lips?

How to shrink down very swollen lips?

Histamine blockers: Try histamine 1 blockers (such as benadryl, (diphenhydramine) allegra, zyrtec, claritin) with histamine 2 blockers (such as zantac, pepcid, tagamat). Also try some ice packs for less than 5 minutes at a time. ...Read more

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Any effective remedies for swollen lips?

Any effective remedies for swollen lips?

Depends: It would depend on the cause. If it is from trauma, it will take time and ice may help. If it is from an unknown cause I would see a physician... Possibly a dermatologist or plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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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?

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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How come I always wake up in the morning with swollen lips?

Mouth breather?: Maybe you have a dry mouth. Do you take certain meds before you go to sleep? Since your problem always occurs, it must be something that has a common thread every day. Could also be an allergic reaction. ...Read more

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I've woken up with swollen lips every morning for the past 2 weeks. Help please?

I've woken up with swollen lips every morning for the past 2 weeks. Help please?

See your physician: See your physician for an evaluation. Without a medical history and a one on one clinical exam, it would be impossible to diagnose and treat you. ...Read more

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I woke up with really painful swollen lips I feel like my lips are producing some kind of moist substance. What should I do?????????????????????

I woke up with really painful swollen lips I feel like my lips are producing some kind of moist substance. What should I do?????????????????????

Consult a doctor: You may have a rare disorder called hereditary angioedema or some other medical condition. The best way to find out is see a doctor. Sooner rather than later if the swelling is also in mouth and or trouble breathing. ...Read more

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My boyfriend woke up with swollen lips this am. This happens in the spring and summer and has since he was younger. They swell so bad they ooze.?

My boyfriend woke up with swollen lips this am. This happens in the spring and summer and has since he was younger. They swell so bad they ooze.?

Allergic reaction: He needs to go to an allergy clinic what the root cause is. They run every irritant through his skin to see what exactly what causes it. Then we eliminate the food or allergen. ...Read more

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Woke up this morning with swollen lips. After being in sun for the better part of the day yesterday. Of are knowledge have not eaten anything out of?

Sunscreen use?: If only your lips are swollen, there are two possibilities: 1. Your lips are sunburned if you did not use sunblocker on them (lips have no melanin, so they never tan, just burn). 2. If you did use some product on your lips, you may be reacting to that. Always wear lip balms with high SPF in the sun to avoid sunburning and re-apply hourly or more: this will also help prevent fever blisters, too ...Read more

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My lips have been swollen for the last 24 hours. I also have been experiencing itchy palms. I haven't had or done anything out of the normal stuff the last couple of days. The itchy palms started on tuesday and the swollen lips started last night after s

See a physician /ER: You may be undergoing a moderate to severe allergic reaction to something. If you have shortness of breath (breathing difficulty). You must immediately go to the hospital for evaluation and treatment. Otherwise contact your physician and see if you need to be on any medication. ...Read more

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Hi, Which std causes swollen lips.

None: No STD is a likely cause of such a symptom. The only exception might be a new case of oral herpes, but only if the swelling is accompanied by multiple painful blisters and sores. Drug allergies can cause lip swelling, so in theory an STD treatment could cause it as a side effect. ...Read more

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Do you get swollen lips from kissing?

If too much force: If the kissing is too intense, it can certainly induce lip swelling. Another much less likely possibility is when you are allergic to a food (such as nuts) and the one you kissed had eaten it within a few hours prior. ...Read more

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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 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 more

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Does diabetes give you swollen lips?

Does diabetes give you swollen lips?

Not usually: Diabetics can get dry, cracked lips which may give the appearance of swollen lips. This may be a result of a yeast-like infection that affects the corners of the mouth.
If you have a problem with your lips that does not resolve itself in 7-10 days, check with your physician or dentist. ...Read more

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How to reduce swollen lips from kissing?

How to reduce swollen lips from kissing?

Time ; possibly ice: It will take time for the swelling to reduce, possibly ice may reduce inflammation, but never place cold directly on skin (have a thin cloth barrier) to avoid frostbite. ...Read more

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What is the best way remedy swollen lips?

Ice on and off: Generally, the lip swelling can be reduced with ice pack placed for 20 minutes off. ...Read more

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I always wake up with swollen lips, what's the remedy?

You need to: Be examined by a physician to determine the cause and them the appropriate treatment. Hope this helps. ...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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How long does a reaction from ricin causing swollen lips last?

Ricin overdose: Ricin overdose results in nausea, diarrhea, tachycardia, hypotension and seizures. If the extend if your symptoms are swollen lips you should look elsewhere for the cause. If you feel that you have a serious problem, see your physician for an examination. ...Read more

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Girlfriend has swollen lips after kissing and making out. Anything wrong?

Girlfriend has swollen lips after kissing and making out. Anything wrong?

No: Hyperemia - increased blood flow to the lips - excitement, and heavy, prolonged kissing. ...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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Rritated, itchy, dry, puffy, swollen, lips, what do you suggest putting on them to help them heal?

Rritated, itchy, dry, puffy, swollen, lips, what do you suggest putting on them to help them heal?

First determine why: First, try and get to the cause of your lips reacting this way- allergies, mouth breathing, etc. Then possibly concentrate on how to help heal the lips. If the source remain, you will keep on getting the symptoms. ...Read more

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Swollen lips suddenly when wake up in the morning, how to treat if the swollen due to bite insectt?

Swollen lips suddenly when wake up in the morning, how to treat if the swollen due to bite insectt?

Steroids: Benedryl is great if taken shortly after the bite. But in addition, amedrol dosepak (steroid) will reduce the swelling quickly!
call your dr. Asap! ...Read more

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How to cure my swollen lips which occurred by removing the dead/dried cells from my lips. It has been more than 1 month and still my lips is swollen..

How to cure my swollen lips which occurred by removing the dead/dried cells from my lips. It has been more than 1 month and still my lips is swollen..

Lip allergy & eczema: Persistent chapped or damaged lips may be lip eczema, which can be treated like skin eczema, using hydrocortisone cream plus Vaseline or Aquaphor to retain moisture. Sometimes, lipsticks or lip sunscreen chemicals are causing an allergic reaction on the lips. Other times, a person is a primary lip-licker (it's his habit). Once cracked, lips get irritated by routine foods and juices. ...Read more

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Swollen lips should go to er?

Swollen lips should go to er?

Depends: Whether or not you should go to the er or wait and see your dentist or family md may depend on the cause of the swelling and the degree of swelling. If the swelling is related to trauma with an open wound, go to the er. Swelling of the lips may also be caused by allergic responses to foods ingested or things that come in contact with the lips. Your dentist or family physician can advise you. ...Read more

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