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What Type Of Doctor Do I See For A Swollen Lip
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Allergist: Unless you got punched at the lip recently, see an allergist. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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?
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. ...Read more
I've just been given Prednisolone Tablets for a very big top swollen lip by my doctor yesterday (shellfish reaction) but the lip is still very swolle?
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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). ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Ice: Cool objects decrease blood flow and thus reduce swelling ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Kiss with much less: Pressure. Try kissing gently.Get a more detailed answer ›
I took 6 tablets of prednisolone day 1 for swollen lip, has resolved do I need to continue, how does it affect Tirosint medication?
Prednisone: Greetings. Prednisone is a medication that works as an antiinflammatory. The medication also suppresses your adrenal production of hormones. The gradual reduction is needed in most cases. Check with your prescribing doctor. The dose of the prednisone and the prescribing information is very important to know. We can often times recommend a rapid taper or just stopping in some cases. ...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
Hi, I have recently woke up with a swollen lip. I poped a pimple very close by a few days ago, and I know that I haven't hit my lip. Could it be infect?
Yes: Be checked and treated if you have an infection. All the best. ...Read more
Icing regimen: Icing will help for the first 48 hours after injury. Try to ice at least 10 minutes each hour. If you can, 10 minutes on, 10 minutes off is an ideal schedule while you are awake. Try using bags of frozen peas or corn (left in the original packaging). They conform well the body and can be reused. Just don't try to eat them after they have been thawed and frozen a few times! ...Read more
From what?: If it's swollen from trauma, use ice pack first 24 hours on and off every 15 minutes. Then it's just a waiting game until it goes away. If of unknown origin, you need to see a dentist as soon as possible as it is likely an infection that would require immediate treatment. ...Read more
Hard to say: Many things can cause a swollen lip: allergies, trauma, infections and there are even more 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, any thing 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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