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Child has swollen bottom lip with a hard bump. Had eaten small orange and peanut butter. Any ideas?

Hi. My 6 year old daughter went to bed fine and about 20 minutes later was crying very hard because her bottom lip was swollen. It look like one side has a hard bump almost blister like. She didn t eat anything strange tonight. Just before bed she had a small orange, peanut butter and jelly and a few crackers. I ve given her 1.5 tsp of childrens benedryl . Any idea what it could be? Do you think she should go to the hospital to have it looked at?
Asked On : Wed, 30 Jan 2013
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Hello and welcome to Healthcare Magic. Thanks for your query.

There could be a few possibilities for your daughter's symptoms:
1) an allergic reaction
2) an insect bite
3) an infection

Considering the acute onset of her symptoms and her young age, it is safer and advisable to have a proper medical examination done. So, I would advise you to take her to the hospital for evaluation and treatment.

Wish you all the best.

Dr. Sheeba Stephen
Emergency Medicine Specialist
Answered: Wed, 30 Jan 2013
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