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Hypersensitivity causing swelling of lips - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Asthma and Allergy
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User :   Hi, I am a 20 years old female, 5'6, 120 pounds. i have no prior allergies or disorders and am not taking any medications, or eating or drinking anything out of the ordinary. Everytime i go to sleep for extended periods of time (any longer than a few minutes), my lip is swollen when i wake up. No pain, just swelling, and it goes down on it's own within a few hours. Why do my lips swell when i go to sleep and how do i stop them from swelling? It's like the inner lining of my upper and bottom lips is swollen when i awake. This has been happening for years.
Doctor :   Have you seen a doctor for in the past for this problem?
User :   no
Doctor :   May I know your gender? Do you use any cosmetic products to your lips?
User :   female and no
Doctor :   Do you have itching?
User :   no
Doctor :   Do you notice any breathing difficulties?
User :   no
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Doctor :   Localised swelling occurs due to hypersensitivity (allergic cause)
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