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    Old 03-20-2002, 06:17 PM   #1
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    Question Any idea what could cause my lips and cheeks to swell?

    Any idea what could cause my lips (especially my top lip) and cheeks to swell?

    From time to time I get a facial swelling that is most pronounced in my top lip. I am a male.

    Any suggestions what may cause this? Could it be too much salt in my diet?


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    Old 03-20-2002, 09:03 PM   #2
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    Some causes of facial swelling are:
    obesity

    allergic reaction (such as allergic rhinitis, hay fever, or a bee sting)

    malnutrition (when severe)

    sinusitis

    drugs including prolonged use or allergic reaction to aspirin, antipyretics, penicillin, sulfa, glucocorticoids, or other drugs

    blood transfusion reaction

    angioedema from any cause including reaction to contrast media from radiologic tests

    It sounds like an allergy of some sort. Try keeping a food diary to see if you can detect which food (if any) seem to trigger it. Be careful and pay attention if you start to get shortness of breath/throat becomes tight during one of these episodes as that could indicate a life threatenting reaction and you should seek medical care immediately.



     
    Old 03-22-2002, 05:00 PM   #3
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    many things can cause swelling what I would concentrate most on would be allergic reactions.

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    Old 03-25-2002, 06:43 PM   #4
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    There are many allergies out there that could be causing the lips to swell. Do you have any other symptoms? Look into latex allergy my husband has it and one of the symptoms is swollen lips. good luck to you

     
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    Re: Any idea what could cause my lips and cheeks to swell?

    ive been on accutane and anti biotics, could this be why my cheeks have seemed puffy?

     
    Old 01-05-2007, 07:37 PM   #6
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    Re: Any idea what could cause my lips and cheeks to swell?

    Do you have any mercury amalgams in your teeth or any other type of metal in your mouth? You may have a metal allergy.

     
    Old 01-06-2007, 12:06 AM   #7
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    Re: Any idea what could cause my lips and cheeks to swell?

    this happens to my son when he has allergic reactions to certian things, its the first thing that happens, sometimes depending on the reaction, it goes full hog with throat closing and ending up in A & E, when it happens agian i would make a note of what you have eaten/drank or down in the last couple of hours prior to this happening, then the next tiem same agian see if a pattern forms. Good luck
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