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Can a sinus infection cause swelling in my upper lip?

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Can a sinus infection cause swelling in my upper lip?

Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. M. Lahkar replied 8 years ago.

Yes, a sinus infection could cause swelling of the upper lip.
A severe infection of the maxillary sinus may cause some cellulitis leading to such swelling.
This may also be due to a condition called Granulomatous Cheilitis.
You will need treatment with steroids and long term antibiotics like penicillin if this is diagnosed.
Please look up this link:

http://dermnetnz.org/site-age-specific/granulomatous-cheilitis.html
In either case, you should consult a doctor for this.
I hope my answer has helped you.

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Customer: replied 8 years ago.

With the Granulomatous Cheilltis does one feel other symptoms they would feel with a sinus infection?

Expert:  Dr. M. Lahkar replied 8 years ago.

No, they would not.
It would just be a swelling that came on and off, it is a chronic condition.
Your swelling could be either. Swelling of the lip can occur from a sinus infection but usually only if the infection is quite severe.
I hope my answer has helped you.

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