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What is the treatment of swollen lip ?

About a month ago the left side of my bottom lip would twitch off and on for several days. The twitching went away after about a week but this morning my lip is swollen in the same side. I havent done anything that would have caused a swollen lip. Ive been under some stress for the past two weeks. Dont know if the twitching and swelling are related. What could this be?
Wed, 24 Dec 2014
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Hello,
Welcome to HCM.
I understand your concern.
Twitching and swallowing of lip may be an early sign of some infection or may be non-specific.
If swallowing is NOT associated with pain, redness, skin lesions or tingling sensation than you need not worry and there is NOTHING to be done. It would go away on its own.
If you find that there is burning pain, small blisters along with swallowing than there is possibility of herpes labialis. In such a case, you should consult a dermatologist and take anti-viral medicines.
There may be some inflammation of facial nerve if you experience severe pain on one side around mouth, on cheeks and just anterior to the ear.

But in your case, if there no pain, redness or blister than you need not worry about these things. Just be watchful for them and consult a doctor if any of these symptoms are there.

Hope this will be helpful.
Take care.
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