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Gay, often have unprotected sex, experiencing swelling in lips, no open sores. What could this be?

Dear Dr., I am a gay man who has had unprotected oral sex on several occassions. Recently, I ve been experiencing this symptom where either my top or bottom lip (or both) will get extremely swollen--like ballon size swollen. There haven t been any open soars or infections--just swelling . One of my friends said that it might be an allergy . He drank after me, and his lip got swollen. I suspect that it is the herpes simplex virus , but am confused by the absense of cold soars. What could this be?
Asked On : Fri, 7 Sep 2012
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It could be contact urticaria or angio edema. It is unlikely to be herpes. Kindly consult a dermatologist for assessment and treatment. You could take a picture of the lip when it is swollen for reference. Certain food stuffs or something coming in contact with the lip could cause this allergy.
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Answered: Tue, 17 Sep 2013
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