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Severely swollen lips

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  • Posted By: kateannie
  • February 4, 2012
  • 11:03 PM

My husband, age 75, often wakes up in the morning with a very swollen upper or lower lip. It takes about 24 hours for it to go down. Yesterday, during the day, his lower lip began to swell and before that went down, his upper lip started to swell. It is even difficult for him to eat and he looks horrible. The only thing I could think of to do is put ice on his lips, but, like a child, he won't leave it on long enough to so any good. He is a stroke survivor and is on numerous medications, but none of these have changed over a number of years. He has no food allergies.

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  • Could be an airborne allergen that you are inhaling, like cottonwood, sorghum, cotton, etc.....this happened to me with unexplained lip swelling and it turned out to be sorghum allergy, which was floating in the air and I was inhaling, so the symptom was that of an ingested allergen.....just my personal experience....good luck! :)
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