Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties

186 Doctors Online
Doctor Image
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

I will be looking into your question and guiding you through the process. Please write your question below.

What causes swelling on the lower lip?

Answered by
Dr.
Dr. Kathy Robinson

General & Family Physician

Practicing since :1989

Answered : 3478 Questions

default
Posted on Mon, 7 Aug 2017 in Lump
Question: I have swollen lower lip this morning. I have recently been to my doctor thinking I had virile infection in mouth where I had small white blisters that arose. they subsided and my dentist thought I had symptoms that arise in women 40-60 caused by stress. He prescribed kenasol with orabase for the blisters in mouth. my tasted buds are whacky now for two weeks, nothing taste very good. still have swollen places in side cheeks. but s alarmed to awaken with swollen lip. I have made no changes in toothpaste, mouthwash or anything. no fever.
doctor
Answered by Dr. Kathy Robinson 13 minutes later
Brief Answer:
sounds like angioedema

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
It definitely sounds like you are having an allergic reaction to something. While we often think that we cannot be having an allergic to something we have used for a while, actually you can become allergic to anything at any time.
Lip swelling is classic for a condition called angioedema. This is a swelling that happens in the deep tissues. If you do a google search for angioedema and look at images you will see lots of swollen lips.
You will need to work closely with your doctor to figure out the cause. If you become short of breath you will need to go by ambulance to Emergency.
This can be caused by foods, topical products or environmental exposures (even like mown grass). If your doctor cannot figure this out you may need to see an allergist.
Take an antihistamine, like benadryl and use cool compresses (not ice) on the swelling.
See a doctor as soon as possible.
Regards,
Dr. Robinson
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
doctor
premium_optimized

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions ,   ,  
Drug/Medication

Recent questions on  Lip swelling

doctor1 MD

I am a 47 year old male and about 3 months ago I started to get random lip swelling , sometimes the top lip sometimes the side, sometimes the bottom. First time it happened it lasted about 6hrs. It didnt' happen again for about 3 weeks when I woke...

doctor1 MD

Hi Docs, I may have skin allergy(hive). Waiting for Ige test report. But whenever I used to in take allergy causing food ,I had to take medecine to avoid skin iching. This is about last night, I took normal chapati and ladyfinger dish in dinner....

doctor1 MD

i was just diagnosed with severe sleep apnea . i am supposed to meet with a dr this week to get a cpap machine. i have chronic lip swelling that has been going on for a year now. there is no pain, just swelling and sometimes a rash forms around my lips .....again, its not painful, just annoying and steroids and antibiotics dont help. i just wanted to know if maybe the lip swelling and the sleep apnea are related