How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask khagihara Your Own Question
khagihara, Doctor
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 6590
Experience:  Trained in the multiple medical fields for many years.
Type Your Medical Question Here...
khagihara is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

My dad (60 years old) has swelling in his upper lip around

Customer Question

Hi Pearl! My dad (60 years old) has swelling in his upper lip around the middle area from last evening. He also complained about a itchy tounge. We gave him benadryl last night.
JA: OK. The Doctor will need to help you with this. Please give me a bit more information, so the Doctor can help you best.
Customer: This morning he said that his tounge is not itchy anymore
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Doctor should know?
Customer: The upper middle lip is still swollen
JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Doctor about your situation and then connect you two.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  khagihara replied 1 year ago.

It seems to be allergic reaction. Continue to take benadryl until the swelling subsides. You don't need to worry about it so much. But check what he ate, which could be the cause.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
That you Doctor. He did not eat anything different or anything that he had not eaten before. That's why I was worried.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I meant to say thank you and not that you :)
Expert:  khagihara replied 1 year ago.

The possible causes are medications (penicillin, aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB, others), naproxen (Aleve) and blood pressure medications), pollen, animal dander, latex and insect stings, immune system disorders such as lupus, some types of cancer such as lymphoma, certain thyroid conditions, and infections with bacteria or viruses such as hepatitis, HIV, cytomegalovirus or Epstein-Barr virus, heat, cold, sunlight, water, pressure on the skin, emotional stress and exercise. You should check what possibly caused the allergic reaction. If it frequently occurs, you should take him to his doctor.

Related Medical Questions