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Home remedies for swollen lips due to allergy - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   hello
User :   hi
Doctor :   may i know your age and gender please ?
User :   42
Doctor :   tell me in detail about your problem
User :   i woke up today feeling my inside lip irrated
Doctor :   upper or lower?
User :   and swollen
User :   lower
Doctor :   painful ?
Doctor :   how much is the swelling ? is it doubled ?
User :   no but when I eat spicy i can feel ...not double at all but it looks irrated
Doctor :   last night you slept it was all normal ?
User :   yes ...
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   now overnight swelling can be a insect bite
Doctor :   also can be due to an allergy
Doctor :   Swelling of lips is mainly due to allergies from specific food substances or other allergens in the environment.
User :   I change my listerine you think that could cause it?
Doctor :   . The allergic reaction generally begins with tingling and then leads to swelling. The swelling may persist for several hours. Food allergies cause swollen lips along with other symptoms such as itchy lips
Doctor :   mouth wash is a known culprit at tmes
Doctor :   let me tell what you can do
Doctor :   1) Apply some ice cubes covered in a towel on the swollen lips
Doctor :   2) keep a spoon in the freezer for some time and apply on the lips
Doctor :   3) You can also try hot packs. Hold a towel dipped in a warm water for 10-15 minutes. Heat reduces the accumulation of blood in the swollen area and thus, decreases swelling
Doctor :   also i will suggest you to get BENEDRYL from your local pharmacy , its a antihistamine and will take care of it
User :   is claritin also ok?
Doctor :   yes thats ok too
Doctor :   its also for allergies
User :   ok great doc thanks...
Doctor :   your most welcome
Doctor :   take care
Doctor :   and happy holidays . dont worry it will go away soon
User :   great ..happy holidays too...
Doctor :   good bye
Doctor :   is there anything else i can help you with ?
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