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My husband got a flu shot Wednesday and Thursday night his

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My husband got a flu shot Wednesday and Thursday night his upper lip swelled up but was normal the next morning. Same thing happened on Friday night and was gone Saturday morning. Same thing happened tonight. Could this be a reaction to the flu shot? No other problems at all, he feels fine.

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That does not sound like a reaction to the flu shot.

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That being said, I'm not sure what could be causing swelling of his upper lip the comes and goes without any other signs or symptoms.

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If things persist he should see his doctor on Monday. Of course, should he have any problems breathing, the swelling get worse or you are more concerned, he should go to the ER>

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Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Thanks for replying so quickly! Sounds like nothing too serious, just can't figure out what could cause it.

I sure is an unusual thing to have happen but, I agree, I do not think it is anything serious.

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