Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
162 Doctors are Online

Noticed a weird feeling and swelling on top of lip. What can it be?

User rating for this question
Very Good
Answered by

Practicing since : 2005
Answered : 474 Questions
I was at work and i notice a weird feeling on my top lip. When I checked it out in a mirror i notice there was a small whitest bump that wasnt there this morning and it started to get more swollen. I wanna say it looks more like a bed bug but I'm not for sure. What can it be?
Posted Mon, 5 Nov 2012 in Skin Hair and Nails
Answered by Dr. Pravin Banodkar 27 minutes later
I would be pleased to answer your question .

It looks like an urticarial reaction called angioedema in the developing stage.
You should take an over the counter anti histamine like cetrizine . It will help in reducing the inflammation and swelling.
It does need some attention and you should visit the ER in case of any difficulty in breathing .

Since you have had a history of Allergy to Shellfish , you should be more careful .

Thanks and Take care
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Topics

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask a Dermatologist

© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor