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My upper lip has rapidly swollen on the right side slight

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Hi there my upper lip has rapidly swollen on the right side slight numbness and tingling sensation. Second time this has happened. I took a Benadryl.
JA: Any recent injuries? How long have you been dealing with the swelling?
Customer: The first time ever happened about a week ago and went down in less than 24 hours while I was sleeping. This time started about an hour ago. And rapidly swole. My eyes have been incredibly irritated the last few days. I actually thought that I may have pink eye..
JA: Is there anything else the Doctor should be aware of?
Customer: No injuries
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 1 year ago.

Thank you for your question.
I am Dr Saha, I shall try my best to help you.

I am sorry for your health condition.
The swelling is likely due to an allergy.
The cause of allergy is often not apparent.
Food is often a factor.
But it can occur from environmental allergens too.
Sometimes, bite, infection etc can cause it.
As it occurred before & subsided, it is likely from allergy.
When the swelling is repeating, it is necessary to see doctor.
Because if it progresses it can involve tongue, cause edema of the throat, breathing distress etc where it can become an emergency.
You can take benadryl or Zyrtec till you see doctor.
I hope this information helps.
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