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Resting head against hands, mouth against knuckles, swollen upper lip treatment

Hi, I m XXXXXX I was resting my head against my hand, and my mouth was against my knucles ( you know that usual position we have when we are resting our head against our hands ). well, after doing this I removed my hand from my face and then I randomly just decided to just look in the mirror quickly, and then the next thing I saw was that my upper lip had gotten a bit bigger somehow because of the resting of my face against my hand. At this point I m really confused as to why this has happend, because in no way was I trying to make my lips bigger or injure them by just resting my face against my hand, but it happened anyway lol . What can I do about this odd situation?
Asked On : Tue, 10 Apr 2012
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Hi Andre,
It looks like an allergic reaction of some kind. Quite UNLIKELY that the swelling of the upper lip is due to resting your face against your hand.Any history of (h/o) fever recently? Any h/o drug intake recently. Could be due to drug allergy. Could be due to an insect bite(spider bite / mosquitobite) at the site . Is it a diffuse swelling of the upper lip? Any vesicles/ blisters on the upper lip? If vesicles are present it could be herpes. Any dental problems like tooth cavities /abscesses?
You could try taking one tablet of AVIL 25mg which is an antihistamine and helps if your swelling of the lip is due to an allergic condition(drug allergy or insect bite). In some cases, even without medication, the swelling will come down on its own.
Avil has side effects like sedation etc so do not drive, do not operate heavy machinery , do not drink alcohol while on Avil. Visit your doctor if you have any additional symptoms like swelling progressing to other parts of the body, difficulty in breathing,etc.
Hope this helps.Have a nice day :)

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