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Daughter had a very swollen upper lip last night. Very

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Daughter had a very swollen upper lip last night. Very sudden, no foods out of the ordinary, no medicine, no dental appointment?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Pediatrics
Expert:  Dr. Su S. replied 1 year ago.


Thank you for your question.

I am Dr. Su S. and I will try my best to help you.

How is the swelling now?

Is there any bite mark?

Is there any other symptom?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No bite marks, no rashes nor other symptoms
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Happened to her once before due to an allergic reaction to an antibiotic.
Expert:  Dr. Su S. replied 1 year ago.

How is the swelling now?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Still swollen, has not subsided
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
This isn't really helping so..
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I will keep monitoring her breathing and take her to her doctor in the morning if her condition doesn't change.
Expert:  Dr. Su S. replied 1 year ago.

Thank you for the input.

Response to allergen varies from person to person.

Often the cause of allergy may not be determined.

Benadryl can help in allergic reaction.

You can repeat the dose after 6 hours.

Ice can be applied.

Local hydrocortisone cream can be applied if it is in a small area.

If the swelling spread inside the mouth, you need to take her to ER.

If it does not improve, oral steroid can be needed.

You need to consult doctor if the symptoms continue.

I hope this information will be helpful.

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Wish her healthy life.