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What kind of doctor do you see about a swollen lip?

What kind of doctor do you see about a swollen lip?

Allergist: Unless you got punched at the lip recently, see an allergist.

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How long can I wait with swollen lip to see if it goes away without seeing a doctor?

How long can I wait with swollen lip to see if it goes away without seeing a doctor?

Lip swelling: What caused you lip to swell, and how long has it been swollen for? Is your lip also painful? Due to the fact that the lip does not typically swell without a significant reason. I would recommend that you see your doctor for an examination.

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My mom has a swollen lip and had a pimple and popped it five times already. The pain is going down to her jaw, and can't sleep. Should she see doctor?

My mom has a swollen lip and had a pimple and popped it five times already. The pain is going down to her jaw, and can't sleep. Should she see doctor?

Yes: This may be the beginning of a skin infection, a cellulitis, that may need antibiotics for treatment, and could become more serious and systemic without adequate treatment.

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What can I use for swollen lip if I don't have a doctor?

Swollen lips: What you are able to use to treat a swollen lip, depends on the cause of the swelling, and what part of the lip is swollen. If the swelling is due to an injury (being hit) then a cold compress is best. Infection, will require attention and antiviral or antibiotic as needed. Allergic reaction to food, medication, or an object touching the lips may also cause swelling. Antihistamines will help this.

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I have a very swollen lip that has only been swelling at night until now. If I go to the doctor, will they take my blood? It started on sunday night, but the swelling has only gotten worse and moved upward. I had a sore throat this weekend that has gone a

I have a very swollen lip that has only been swelling at night until now. If I go to the doctor, will they take my blood? It started on sunday night, but the swelling has only gotten worse and moved upward. I had a sore throat this weekend that has gone a

Hello.: Hello. I don't know if the doctor would order blood work or not. However, if you are particularly afraid of needles (which many people are), it is important to let you doctor know. One thing you can do to decrease your anxiety is begin deep breathing before you get blood drawn. Breath in slowly and deeply through your nose. Fill your lungs and hold for a count of five and then slowly exhale. Repeat at least 12 times. Take care.

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How long to heal swollen lip?

How long to heal swollen lip?

Depends: This depends on the severity and reason. If it is from accidental lip-biting and without any open wound, you will see the healing takes place within a few days. However, more severe cut or trauma in lip may have caused internal bleeding, or infection. If this is the case, you will experience much delayed healing, and seeing a professional first may make a huge difference in how fast you can heal.

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Can a swollen lip heal overnight?

Yes.: Depends on why it was swollen. An allergic reaction, if mild, can disappear overnight. Trauma to the lip, such as a blow received in a fight or a cut to the lip will take longer.

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How can I bring down a swollen lip?

How can I bring down a swollen lip?

What cause: If trauma an ice pack If its allergic or vascular you have to figure out the cause, the treatment in that case would be a steroid. If this continues or worsens see your doctor

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What's best used to take care of a swollen lip?

What's best used to take care of a swollen lip?

Depends: If it is from a food allergy, Epinephrine injection can reduce it quite rapidly. If it is from other conditions, then one needs to know what causes it before an appropriate treatment can be used.

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Is there something I can do to reduce a swollen lip?

Is there something I can do to reduce a swollen lip?

Depends on the cause: It depends what caused your swollen lip.It can be due to allergy to meds, insect bites or foods. It can also be due to infections like cold sore or another infection and may need antibiotics. You should check with your doctor as if it is due to allergy you need to find out what caused it and may need to carry Epipen if it keeps happening as it can be life threatening. Meanwhile yu can take benadryl (diphenhydramine).

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What can to do for my daughter's swollen lip?

Lip: Swollen lips can be due to many causes, e.g. Insect bite, injury, infection, systemic illness etc. But, most important and may be serious if it is from allergy. Allergic reaction gives rise to swollen lips, tongue and inside oral cavity which can lead to respiratory difficulty and arrest. See your pediatrician if you are not sure or not comfortable.

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Please help! I have a bumpy itchy swollen lip?

Lip swelling: Angioedema in the lips can be associated with hives, trauma, or any inflammation/infection process. Since the tissue in the face and lips are loose, a lot of things can make it swollen. We would need to see and examine it to know what might cause your lips to swell. If you have any difficulty breathing, abdominal pain, nausea/vomiting, go to the ER since its a sign of anaphylaxis.

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What to do if I have a bumpy itchy swollen lip?

Allergy: You are having an allergic rxn to something that you either put on the lip on the face or ate. If this is getting worse see a doctor you may need a steroid to settle this down

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What do I do to get rid of a swollen lip?

What do I do to get rid of a swollen lip?

Benadryl (diphenhydramine) Capsules: You can take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) capsules. The dose is 25 to 50mgm every 4to6 hours. But if the swelling is increasing and you have had it before, get in touch with your doctor or go to er as it can cause respiratory difficulty and you should always keep epi pen to inject yourself with it in case you swell up again and you should consult an allergist to find out what you are allergic to.

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What to do if I have a swollen lip with a rash on it. What could it be?

What to do if I have a swollen lip with a rash on it. What could it be?

Need for examination: A swollen lip may be due to trauma, infection such as herpes, autoimmune reaction - angioedema, or bleeding in the tissue. It would be prudent to see your doctor to determine the cause and have appropriate treatment.

Dr. Bhavin Patel
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