What does swelling on the lips after taking Ibuprofen tablet indicate?

Posted on Mon, 29 Jun 2015 in General Health
Question: I have my lower lip swollen after i took ibuprofen tablet.
This is second time I had this. Its not happening everytime I take ibuprofen. Please advise
Answered by Dr. Som Biswas 2 minutes later
stop ibuprofen . u r allergic
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
Follow up: Dr. Som Biswas 5 minutes later
Thankyou. I will stop using. What can I do to reduce the swelling immediately. I have to attend a gathering in sometime
Answered by Dr. Som Biswas 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Apply steroid cream

Detailed Answer:

i can understand your concerns.

The swelling will subside in a week.

You can apply steroid cream to reduce the swelling.

Also intravenous hydrocortisone can be given but only under supervision of a physician.

The steroids will reduce the swelling in 2-3 days
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vinay Bhardwaj
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