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Sudden allergic reaction on lip?

Hi all

Something weird just happened before... I was/am in my bedroom and suddenly my lip got itchy and I had a huge round bump in the middle of my lower lip! I looked in the mirror and the surrounding skin was red on both the upper and lower lip. I also had a small longish-shaped (not round) bump below my lip.
The bump itself was the same colour as the lip, not clear (see-through) or particullary red, though I think there was some kind of pus coming out, because it felt a bit wet.
The bump was pretty big, I could even feel the skin on my lip stretch! The rest of the lip was not swollen however.

I am allergic to certain foods, but I didn't eat or drink anything the past few hours exept water, so I don't know how this could happen

Yes, I will go to the doctor if this happens again, but just wondering if anyone else has experienced something like this before?

The bump is now a bit smaller, but still there, so I applied some Elocom cream.
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Re: Sudden allergic reaction on lip?

Sounds like it could just be an insect bite, a mosquito or similar. Antihistamine cream should help
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Sounds like it could just be an insect bite, a mosquito or similar. Antihistamine cream should help
Or an antihistamine tablet if you have one.
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Re: Sudden allergic reaction on lip?

Yes, it happened to me suddenly last year, just once. Both upper and lower lip looked as if I'd had a massive botox lips gone bad injection i.e. (this is not me):

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I also couldn't chase it down to anything I'd eaten, allergies etc. I did go to the docs. on the second day because there was no way I was going into the office like that, and after taking antihistamine tablets it went down pretty quickly.

The doc. explained that an allergy can begin at anytime of life (and particularly around the menopause). Now I carry the tablets with me just in case - but haven't experienced it again yet, fingers crossed.
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Re: Sudden allergic reaction on lip?

If it's not allergies...

Don't rule out a Cold Sore (Herpes Simplex Virus) and an antiviral cream like ZOVIRAX should make it disappear/less visible in 7days.

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Re: Sudden allergic reaction on lip?



If its irritated then a quick and simple relief is to rub some lime on it.


Discovered this just a couple of weeks ago and it works

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Re: Sudden allergic reaction on lip?

Or Vick vaporub (at night)
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Re: Sudden allergic reaction on lip?

I am not a doctor, nor do I play one on TV. However, my husband had something very similar almost 3 years ago. His was accompanied by hives, mostly in his armpit and upper arm.

It's called angioedema

First time it happened, it was late at night and we ended up in the Emergency dept. they gave him antihistamines and steroids and kept him almost 6 hours. It was scary, but not life threatening. Giant hives and huge lips. He had allergy testing, but all they found was a slight sensitivity to dairy.

Our doctor gave him a prescription to spiracol (steroid) and he has an antihistamine, zyrtek (forget what it's called generically). His is usually preceded by hives. He takes the zyrtek at the first appearance of hives and steroid if the lip swelling occurs. He always travels with both the antihistamine and spiracol.

He hasn't had an attack in at least a year. My understanding is that in most cases the cause is difficult to isolate.

You might want to consult your doctor and keep track of exposures - if you have known allergic reactions.

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Hi all

Something weird just happened before... I was/am in my bedroom and suddenly my lip got itchy and I had a huge round bump in the middle of my lower lip! I looked in the mirror and the surrounding skin was red on both the upper and lower lip. I also had a small longish-shaped (not round) bump below my lip.
The bump itself was the same colour as the lip, not clear (see-through) or particullary red, though I think there was some kind of pus coming out, because it felt a bit wet.
The bump was pretty big, I could even feel the skin on my lip stretch! The rest of the lip was not swollen however.

I am allergic to certain foods, but I didn't eat or drink anything the past few hours exept water, so I don't know how this could happen

Yes, I will go to the doctor if this happens again, but just wondering if anyone else has experienced something like this before?

The bump is now a bit smaller, but still there, so I applied some Elocom cream.

I am not a doctor ,but I think it has noting to do with food
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Hi all

Something weird just happened before... I was/am in my bedroom and suddenly my lip got itchy and I had a huge round bump in the middle of my lower lip! I looked in the mirror and the surrounding skin was red on both the upper and lower lip. I also had a small longish-shaped (not round) bump below my lip.
The bump itself was the same colour as the lip, not clear (see-through) or particullary red, though I think there was some kind of pus coming out, because it felt a bit wet.
The bump was pretty big, I could even feel the skin on my lip stretch! The rest of the lip was not swollen however.

I am allergic to certain foods, but I didn't eat or drink anything the past few hours exept water, so I don't know how this could happen

Yes, I will go to the doctor if this happens again, but just wondering if anyone else has experienced something like this before?

The bump is now a bit smaller, but still there, so I applied some Elocom cream.

Sounds like you got the Herpes! Who have you been kissing?!

Before you start worrying, relax, it's nothing serious... It is caused by the HPV virus (there are two kinds) You can't do anything about it and you just have to give it time to heal, do not pierce the bump, and keep it dry, the puss / liquid that comes out of it is highly contagious. Herpes creme would help as soon as you feel the itch but once a blister develops your SOL!
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Re: Sudden allergic reaction on lip?

Cold sore most likely.

Raw garlic applied directly to the sore reduces the healing time. Stings like hell but it works.
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Re: Sudden allergic reaction on lip?

Thanks for the replies.

Ok, to specify, I was in my bedroom alone Pretty sure I haven't contracted herpes. Just wrote that to clarify that I wasn't outside next to any plants or so.
I'm pretty sure it was an allergic reaction, not an insect or herpes. Definately felt the same like when I ate stuff I'm allergic to before I got tested. And it went away within about 2 hours.
Hopefully it won't get as severe as your husbands case edot

I'll check up with my doctor, see what he thinks
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Sounds like you got the Herpes! Who have you been kissing?!

Before you start worrying, relax, it's nothing serious... It is caused by the HPV virus (there are two kinds) You can't do anything about it and you just have to give it time to heal,f do not pierce the bump, and keep it dry, the puss / liquid that comes out of it is highly contagious. Herpes creme would help as soon as you feel the itch but once a blister develops your SOL!

I think you might be confusing Herpes Virus Simplex I and II, with HPV ( Human Papilloma Virus) .

Herpes=> TWO types:
HSVI Herpes Simplex Virus I mainly oral conditions
HSVII Herpes Simplex Virus II mainly genital lesions

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herpes_simplex

Human Papilloma Virus HPV , at least 170 types.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_papillomavirus


As I understand, both can be related to sexual transmission, but can lie dormant for years. Unless you are a virgin, we are all suspectable to these virus.

HPV is an epidemic, BEST ADVICE EVER=>> vaccinate your sons and daughters before they enter sexual activity.

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http://www.cbsnews.com/news/oral-sex...ghts-epidemic/



Herpes Virus=> OPEN WEEPING SORES=> YES, avoid kissing, sharing lipstick/ lip cremes, toothbrushes, sex, sharing a drinkng glass, as open sore with pus are higly contagious. ESPECIALLY, do not kiss your baby or children! Consult your physician for medications, which may help the symptoms.

The Herpes Virus I, like all viruses, can be initiated by stress, which is highly annoying. If you feel one coming on, the use of anti viral creams can help and some patients swear by laser therapy. ( a few dentists do this...) However, HSVI is not considered deadly.

Unfortunately, the Herpes Virus II can be carried over to a baby during birth, causing blindness, so it must be taken more seriously. Sometimes, the only choice is a Caesarean birth.

All of these viruses can be upsetting, but do not despair, as you are not alone. Try to inform yourself and follow certain precautions and therapies. Best of luck.
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Re: Sudden allergic reaction on lip?

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Thanks for the replies.

Ok, to specify, I was in my bedroom alone Pretty sure I haven't contracted herpes. Just wrote that to clarify that I wasn't outside next to any plants or so.
I'm pretty sure it was an allergic reaction, not an insect or herpes. Definately felt the same like when I ate stuff I'm allergic to before I got tested. And it went away within about 2 hours.
Hopefully it won't get as severe as your husbands case edot

I'll check up with my doctor, see what he thinks
Most certainly can also be an allergic reaction or insect bite, though an allergic reaction generally causes swelling of the upper and lower lips. If you accidentally touched one spot on your lip with a known allergen ( peanut? ), but did not ingest it or touch any other part of the mouth, it could theoretically cause a single punctuated reaction.

Poor you, this thread may be more than you expected!!! Anyway, hope you are better real soon and it is none of the things suggested!
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As I understand, both can be related to sexual transmission, but can lie dormant for years. Unless you are a virgin, we are all suspectable to these virus.



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Now for a proper diagnostic we have to know , are you ?
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I think you might be confusing Herpes Virus Simplex I and II, with HPV ( Human Papilloma Virus) .

Herpes=> TWO types:
HSVI Herpes Simplex Virus I mainly oral conditions
HSVII Herpes Simplex Virus II mainly genital lesions

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herpes_simplex

Human Papilloma Virus HPV , at least 170 types.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_papillomavirus
Indeed, some kind of Freudian-mental-slip!

HSV, and HPV have absolutely nothing to do with each other. The first causes the herpes and the other causes warts and cancer!

I'm no doctor by the way (contrary to what my name might suggest) so do take what I say with a pinch of salt
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