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Old 05-29-2012, 10:46 PM   #1
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swollen lips... is it an allergic reaction? to what?!

last night, my lips swelled up and begin leaking a clear/yellowish liquid. they were puffy and sore. this morning, they crusted over a bit and stopped leaking, and the swelling is going down. this happened a few weeks ago as well. it seems like an allergic reaction (i went to the doc and he said it didnt look like cold sores, because there are no actual sores forming). i dont have any food allergies and im not using any new products. the only thing that has changed in my life is the person im dating lol. he uses blistex, and ive read online that some people are allergic to that, and when they come in contact with it they have reactions similar to mine. should i just assume that is what mine is and ask him to stop using it? or should i worry its something else, like cheilitis or lip eczema? what can i do to help my lips unswell?

here is a pic of what they looked like when they first swelled up and started leaking:

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Old 06-01-2012, 11:47 PM   #2
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Re: swollen it an allergic reaction? to what?!

Swelling of lips can be a side effect of certain drugs and medications Lip swelling is quite troublesome and causes difficulty in opening the mouth. A doctor will decide the treatment options depending upon the cause of the swollen lips. The natural useful remedy is to apply a mixture of turmeric powder, Fuller's earth and water. Fuller's earth possesses healing properties, which help reduce swelling. Use of Aloe Vera gel also helps reduce the swelling of lips.

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Re: swollen it an allergic reaction? to what?!

Did you eat a fresh fruit each time this happened? If so, it could be OAS (oral allergy syndrome). If not, I vote for the blistex. You could just tell him you are allergic to him and ask him to try chapstick or some other product that doesn't bother you.

Old 06-03-2012, 01:26 PM   #4
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Re: swollen lips... is it an allergic reaction? to what?!

i have cat allergies and this that is what happens when i couldnt resist petting one and i touched my stupid i know. when this happens i just ice them and they go away after a couple of hours. in your situation, you should probably look into the blistex. but if the swelling is already going down i dont think you need to worry about anything.

Old 06-10-2012, 12:49 PM   #5
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Re: swollen lips... is it an allergic reaction? to what?!

Ohai there!

Well, I've only had that issue when I get hit by something. However, I agree with what others have been saying about the medication. Also, its good that you are consulting with your doctor on this matter. Applying cold objects brings down swelling. The lips are sensitive so it might be a challenge, but you could try it. But if its going down, I wouldn't worry much about it.

Feel better soon!

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