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Posted by John on October 23, 2000 at 11:13:58:

In Reply to: Re: Facial / Lip Swelling posted by Jannel on April 21, 2000 at 00:30:23:

I had a very similar experience Saturday with my lips. Around 9:00pm a tingling started in the left corner of my upper lip. At 10 there was a bump. It grew through the night until my whole lower and upper lips were swollen. It was painful. It happened once before, about 2 months ago.. This time I saw a dr. at around 9:00am Sunday. I told him that the worst is over, but I wanted to know what triggered it and what to take the next time it happens. He gave me Zyrtec to take every day. I really donít want to take this every day, so I suggested that I would wait till it started again and then I would take a Zyrtec. His answer was, ďYou can try thatĒ. He doesnít think itís a food allergy, but he also didnít have a better explanation. Iím hoping, since it went on for only 12 hours then started getting better, that it could have been something I ate that day. I have leftovers of everything and Iím eating one thing a day and looking for a reaction. I won't be able to duplicate my meals from Friday though. Does anyone know how long it might take to react to a food allergy, or what medicine works well for this (prescription or over the counter). Fortunately the swelling happens slowly and we have time to take something for it, if we can find what works. Or it would be even better if we can find what triggers it and avoid whatever that happens to be. Good luck everyone..

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