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Yesterday I started to get chapped lips. Last night I put some triple antibiotic cream on them and Immediately they have swollen 3 times the size I took a leave and put ice on them. Last night my husband woke me and said I was burning up. I went back to sleep and woke up with them hot to the touch and red and swollen. I have a aloe Vera plant I put some of the juice from it on them this morning it has not helped. What do I do

Doctor's Assistant: How long have you had the symptoms? What seems to make the symptoms worse or better?

Since yesterday morning, nothing makes them better.

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

No I don’t have any allergies and I’m not on any medication

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Medical
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Doctor: Onlinedoc, Doctor replied 7 months ago

Please provide some additional information.

Associated pain, blisters formation?

Are you taking any medicines for it?

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I will post back to the reply/answer momentarily. Thank you for your patience.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
burning itch and pain they are starting to form blisters on outer edge
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
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Doctor: Onlinedoc, Doctor replied 7 months ago

Thanks for the follow-up.
I understand your concern.
As per your description, the swollen lips can be caused due to an allergic reaction.

Now I would advise you some self-care remedies which you can try

Take OTC Advil and Allegra in morning and Benadryl at night.

Also, apply cool compresses with an ice pack.

Another possible differential diagnosis may include Oral herpes.

So anti-viral medicines can be helpful.

Try OTC topical anesthetics like Lipactin gel and Zilactin that contain benzocaine (5%-20%), lidocaine (0.5%-4%), tetracaine (2%) or dibucaine (0.25%-1%) that will help relieve burning, itching, and pain.

If your symptoms will not show any improvement then see your doctor ASAP.

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