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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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What does swelling in the lips indicate?

My child just got a fill in two days ago and her lip is swollen swollen and like turning a yellow looking white color in the inside is this normal ? How do I know it s not infected? and how long will it take for it to go back to its normal size ? Is this normal are sure I be more worried ?thanks
Wed, 14 Mar 2018
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Swelling in lips seems to be due to accumulation of fluid on under surface of lips and it could be due to allergic reaction as well.

I would suggest you to visit dermatologist once and get complete examination done. Do not bite or suck the lips with teeth.

A short course of steroids like cortisone along with application of calamine lotion over the lips could improve your symptoms. You should apply cold compresses. If it is due to allergic reaction, immunotherapy is advisable.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Dr. Harry Maheshwari
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