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Steroids to treat lip swelling due to hyaluronic acid - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hi, had restylane in my lips about 12 months ago, and it is still hurting me..I had a dental block first then he injected my lips with the stuff..I hate it, i look silly and my lips swell and look horrible..After all this time...I rang dr who did it he said the swelling should not be there and after all this time it shouldn't be bothering me..Please help
Doctor :   Hi,
Doctor :   Dr here
User :   hi there
User :   do u have my question dr
Doctor :   yes, i am reading
Doctor :   were there any immediate side effects soon after getting injected ?
User :   yeah, huge swelling..He said that would take a few days to go, but it did go down a lot but swelling and burning sensation is always there
Doctor :   no , there would be swelling in the start but not severe and it should disappear within 2 to 3 days
User :   no it took a few weeks for it to go down a bit, but why now is it still painful
Doctor :   it says you are allergic to it
Doctor :   its hyaluronic acid and it gets incorporated in the lip tissue and stays there for years
User :   yeah i thought that was the case, so what do i do to get it out of my system
Doctor :   if you are allergic then you will be getting the lip swelling very often and for long
User :   yes yes
User :   what do i get for this
Doctor :   there is treatment for this
Doctor :   long term steroids
User :   what is it
User :   sure
User :   predisone
Doctor :   yes, or other like methyl pred
User :   is that what i ask the dr for
User :   what do i ask for please help im desperate
Doctor :   yes, ask for immunosuppression
Doctor :   Immunologist will be the one who can schedule the dosage correctly
User :   and how long will that take to work and how long till the swelling goes down
Doctor :   depends on your acceptance and the drug dosage
Doctor :   may be weeks to months
User :   what other name is there for immunologist, i live in australia and never heard this before
Doctor :   they are called the same
User :   thanks so much
Doctor :   You are welcome
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me , kindly provide your feedback
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