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Problems about insect bite - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi, on Wednesday I woke up with a swollen top lip, today it is 2x bigger and there are yellow scabs or puss.. What could it be?
User :   Hi I was wondering if you know what is wrong with my lip?
Doctor :   hello
User :   ok
Doctor :   may i know your age and gender ?
User :   19/F
Doctor :   and it happened all of a sudden in the night ?
User :   Ya I just woke up Wednesday morning and it was slightly swollen and today it's much worse
Doctor :   ok now for such a acute reaction to happen over right can be due to 2 prime reasons
Doctor :   one being a insect bite
Doctor :   and other allergic reaction
User :   hmm ok
Doctor :   have you taken any medication ?
User :   for my lip?
Doctor :   i will suggest you to take and anti allergic medication
Doctor :   any over the counter will work
User :   well I have bendryl at home
Doctor :   yes thats perfect
Doctor :   also for the pain you can take ibuprofen
User :   ok
User :   do you think I have any reason to actually go to the doctors office if this worsens
Doctor :   i think you will be fine with benedryl
User :   ok thank you
Doctor :   but yes if it is increasing then you might need prescription strength medication
User :   ok
User :   thank you for your time!
Doctor :   but i am sure you will get relief
Doctor :   your most welcome
Doctor :   take care
User :   yes you to, thanks again!
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