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Have sore, red and throbbing swollen lips. What should be done?

Hi, I have a question about sore, red and throbbing swollen lips . When I woke up this morning, my lips were alittle sore, but throughout the day, it got worse. And now, it is very sore, very red and throbbing. I used Blistex but it doesn t seem to be working. Could you give me some advice to what to do to help with the pain.
Asked On : Wed, 28 Nov 2012
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Dentist 's  Response

Welcome to health care magic forum.

Thanks for sharing your concern with us.

Have you consumed any allergic food or drinks?

Do you have the habit of smoking/tobacco or pan chewing?

Vitamin deficiency or medication administered can also cause such swelling.

I would advice you to get a thorough clinical evaluation by a dentist.

Avoid intake of spicy foods,smoking ,pan chewing.

Maintain oral hygiene well.

Usually in such cases,vitamin becosules as well as steroids are prescribed.

I would advice you to maintain oral hygiene well.

Take a balanced ,nutritious diet.

Hope this helps out.

Answered: Mon, 26 Aug 2013
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Emergency Medicine Specialist Dr. R.A. Singh's  Response
Thanks for writing your query.

After reading your post, it seems that you might be having cellulitis in your lips.
There might be a possibility of an insect bite or an injury to lips.

You should get yourself clinically examined.
You can take an antihistamine like cetrizine 10 mg once a day. Anti Inflammatory medicines like Ibuprofen twice daily after meals will help in decreasing your symptoms. Antibiotic can be needed but should be taken under medical supervision only.

I hope this is helpful to you.
Answered: Sun, 25 Aug 2013
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