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

131 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 itching around the mouth?

I am having problem, soling upper lip itching around the mouth and lips. it going on for a few daays now. all some etching around the mouth and lips. i wear dentures top and bottom. Need advice about what is going on with my mouth? Thanks for any help you can give.
Mon, 18 Jun 2018
Report Abuse
Dentist 's  Response
Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service.
I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

As per your explanation it looks like you have allergic reaction that is causing itching around the mouth and swelling of lips also known as Allergic Angioedema of lips.
You should consult an Emergency room and get evaluated.
A blood test can be done to rule out allergic reaction.
You can be advised anti allergic medicine like Allegra or Levocetrizine and also apply Calamine lotion around the lips for relieving itching and soothing the skin.
Do ice packs over the lips and around the lips.
Drink plenty of water.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.
Regards, Dr. Honey Arora.
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]
Share on
 

Related questions you may be interested in

doctor1 MD

Hi! My mouth is itching on the side I could feel bumps but u cant see them theyre tiny. My mouth is itching on the side and roof top oh and my tongue to my ears. Also I was getting treated for h pylori. 2 weeks and now I have yeast infection. Then I had a white dot in ba k of my throat that hurted my ear and painful swallowing. Is this disease?

doctor1 MD

Hi, I have just woken up early with a really itchy roof of my mouth. I went to the bathroom and took a look and I have red patches that look like speckled blood. I brushed my teeth and the toothpaste seems to have soothed the itching slightly, but it is still there. I have been treating myself for thrush this past week and I am worried that I now have out in my mouth? Is that possible? Thank you for your help.

doctor1 MD

Hi. The roof of my mouth and inner ear became itchy a couple of hours ago. Also, the top of my throat feels like something is stuck in it - it feels very crowded . My head feels a little weird as well. Wondering if I may be having a reaction to either the glass of red wine I had ~ 5 hrs. ago, or the tomato salsa I had ~ 3 hrs. ago.