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swelling spreading throughout face

  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • June 19, 2007
  • 03:38 PM

Two days ago, my boyfriend was mentioning to me that his teeth were bothering him. He doesn't seem to have any cavities so we thought they were just more sensitive than usual lately.

The next morning, he woke up with a swollen upper lip (actually the area between the mouth & the nose). He said the swollen area felt like he might have a painful pimple under his lip, but there was nothing there when we looked. Later on that day, the swelling traveled to his right cheek.

I thought it might be an allergic reaction to something, so I gave him a claritan & had him put ice on the swelling before bed.

When he woke up this morning, the swelling traveled futher up his cheek to his nose, but the swelling by the mouth seems to have gone down a little.

What is this??? Do you think we should continue to take allergy medicine or ice it? Do you think it has anything to do with his teeth?

Any suggestions???

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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