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How can pain and swelling on the upper lip be treated?

Hello my name is Xanthia and I am a 14 year old female. About 25 minutes ago my upper lip began to swell up and burning very badly. Right now my upper lip is blocking me from being able to speak. Is thee anything i can do at home to at least take away the pain?
Mon, 19 Feb 2018
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Hello,

Thanks for your query on HCM

"As" per your clinical history is concerned please follow like this -

1)Do a clinical examination by your Primary care Doctor to confirm it.

2)Discuss with your Doctor about OTC antihistamine like [levocetirizine]

Do follow lifestyle modifications like this -

1)Know what you're eating and drinking. Be sure to read food labels carefully.

2)Talk with your doctor about prescribing emergency epinephrine. You may need to carry an epinephrine auto injector if you're at risk of a severe allergic reaction.

3)Be careful at restaurants. Be certain your server or chef is aware that you absolutely can't eat the food you're allergic to, and you need to be completely certain that the meal you order doesn't contain it. Also, make sure food isn't prepared on surfaces or in pans that contained any of the food you're allergic to.

Hope that helps
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