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Help please -- Welts on hips and swollen lips

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  • Posted By: coburn
  • October 8, 2006
  • 08:22 AM

:) My story ---
A couple days ago I got what I thought was a rash on my hip. The next day it went down on that side and was on the other side. Later that day a harder almost welt was on the center of my butt. Later that night my one side of my upper lip started to swell. Then the other side of my lip swelled then it started to go down and all of a sudden my bottem lip swelled. The next day my lips are fine but my arm has a rash and now tonight my hip has a welt on it.

I was under a bunch of stress last week. I have no idea what is going on. Overall I feel a little itchy. Might be I am just nervious on where a welt is going to show up next.

If anyone has any ideas please respond.

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  • Sorry,Cant help but have exactly same symptoms!Can you post a thread & let me know how you got on???CheersSteve
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 13, 2006
    • 04:47 AM
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  • Good morning. I also have unexplained swelling. It begins as a few "welts" usually on my left side waist area. Then within a half hour or so, lips begin to swell. Sometimes one side of the top or bottom, sometimes the whole lip. A few times, the sweeling has moved up my face towards my cheek bone or eye. I am absolutely miserable. I went to see an Allergist and he ran a bunch of test, however, we do not have the results as of yet. He did mention, possible angioedema. You can look that up online for more information, but you should also go see an allergist.This morning, I have about five welts on my side and I am just waiting for the lip/face swelling to begin. Keep me posted on how you are doing. Frustrated in Cali!!Amy
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 20, 2006
    • 04:13 PM
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  • Think I've cracked it.There are "improvements" in additives in foods that take 12 to 24 hrs to react which is why you can't accurately test them on an allergy test.Check the last 24 to 12 hrs of your symptoms for the following.Crisps/chips, corn chips, noodleswith particular attention to the following "improved" additivesE 635E 627E 631Let me know how you get on.Steve & His Welts
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 24, 2006
    • 10:07 PM
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  • Sounds like Hives to me
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 10, 2006
    • 07:09 PM
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  • Thank you so much. Thank you-Today was my first day checking out this site. I have had reactions for months, swollen bottom lips, upper lips, welts, itchy bumps, swollen cheeks, chin, even my tongue most recently! I called my doctor today and I will tell him about this. Ive tested negative for everything. Its so funny that I have had a big suspicion regarding corn-corn chips. Your a blessing. -yolanda-Sta.Maria CaliforniaThink I've cracked it.There are "improvements" in additives in foods that take 12 to 24 hrs to react which is why you can't accurately test them on an allergy test.Check the last 24 to 12 hrs of your symptoms for the following.Crisps/chips, corn chips, noodleswith particular attention to the following "improved" additivesE 635E 627E 631Let me know how you get on.Steve & His Welts
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 18, 2006
    • 10:46 PM
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  • Check for everything! I am headed to the emergency room because of my swollen lower left side of y lip. I have a hive on my left side of my buttock.Read below:History: Cheilitis granulomatosa is episodic with nontender swelling and enlargement of one or both lips. Occasionally, similar swellings involve other areas, including the periocular region.The first episode of edema typically subsides completely in hours or days. After recurrent attacks, swelling may persist and slowly increase in degree, eventually becoming permanent. Recurrences can range from days to years.Attacks sometimes are accompanied by fever and mild constitutional symptoms (eg, headache, visual disturbance).Cranial nerve palsies may be associated. Melkersson-Rosenthal syndrome is the association with facial nerve palsyPhysical: The earliest manifestation is sudden diffuse or occasionally nodular swellings of the lip or the face involving (in decreasing order of frequency) the upper lip, the lower lip, and one or both cheeks. The forehead, the eyelids, or one side of the scalp may be involved (less common). The upper lip is involved slightly more often than the lower lip, and it may feel soft, firm, or nodular on palpation.Once chronicity is established, the enlarged lip appears cracked and fissured with reddish brown discoloration and scaling. The fissured lip becomes painful and eventually acquires the consistency of firm rubber.Swelling may regress very slowly after some years.Regional lymph nodes are enlarged (usually minimally) in 50% of patients.A fissured or plicated tongue is seen in 20-40% of patients.Its presence from birth (in some patients) may indicate a genetic susceptibility.Patients may lose the sense of taste and have decreased salivary gland secretion.Facial palsy of the lower motor-neuron type occurs in about 30% of patients.Facial palsy may precede attacks of edema by months or years, but it more commonly develops later.Facial palsy is intermittent at first, but it may become permanent.It can be unilateral or bilateral, partial or complete.Other cranial nerves (eg, olfactory, auditory, glossopharyngeal, hypoglossal) are occasionally affected.Central nervous system involvement has been reported, but the significance of resulting symptoms is easily overlooked because they are very variable (sometimes simulating multiple sclerosis but often with a poorly defined association of psychiatric and neurologic features).Autonomic disturbances may occur.Causes: The cause is unknown. A genetic predisposition may exist in Melkersson-Rosenthal syndrome; siblings have been affected, and a plicated tongue may be present in otherwise unaffected relatives. Crohn disease, sarcoidosis, and orofacial granulomatosis may present in a similar clinical fashion, and with identical histologic findings. Dietary or other antigens are the most common identified cause of orofacial granulomatosis. Contact antigens are sometimes implicated.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 23, 2007
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  • Okay -- I feel I'm not alone. I will print this thread out and give it to my doctor and go up to our medical UC and see if anyone's curious about our sub-group. Aside from the minimal welt which appear usually along my hipbones and left elbow, I get occaisional facial one which dissipates within a half-day. My gums feel sensitive, making me think that perhaps my gums are slightly swelling. There is a also a nerve tingly sensation which traces the inner fold of my cheek and up over my cheekbone when triggered with a little scratch of my hand; it also happens to be on my left side. YEARS ago - maybe 10, I had a sudden swelling of my lower lip. It has never been that bad since. three years ago, I became aware for the first time of a slight numbness building in my upper-lip. 2 years ago, my eyes swelled up terrifically after dunking my head under water in a pollen coated swimming pool. (I don't know if this is related, but it might be.) Look forward to hearing from others what they learn.I am hypothyroidic and have taken synthroid (.01 mg) for about 10 years.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 12, 2007
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  • :) My story ---A couple days ago I got what I thought was a rash on my hip. The next day it went down on that side and was on the other side. Later that day a harder almost welt was on the center of my butt. Later that night my one side of my upper lip started to swell. Then the other side of my lip swelled then it started to go down and all of a sudden my bottem lip swelled. The next day my lips are fine but my arm has a rash and now tonight my hip has a welt on it. I was under a bunch of stress last week. I have no idea what is going on. Overall I feel a little itchy. Might be I am just nervious on where a welt is going to show up next. If anyone has any ideas please respond. Do you still have problems and did you ever find out what caused it? I have the exact symptoms.Thank you, Ivanka
    ivanka 1 Replies
    • January 31, 2008
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  • If it's not hives from an allergen, it could be an initial outbreak of herpes 2...you scratched it and then touched your mouth, infecting yourself in two places. I would indeed get the welts analyzed for possible herpes or if they have gone away, get two separate blood tests, one for herpes 1 and the other for herpes 2...they like to do a combo, but I think you need two separate..you may need an antiviral...they can guess all they want until you get bloodwork or lab work.
    Monsterlove 2921 Replies
    • February 4, 2008
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  • You Have Hives I get them all the time just put calamine lotion on them for the itching and they will heal right up. Your breaking out in Hives Because you are having an Allergic Reaction to Something. Such as a pet that sleeps with you it could be the animal fur or pet dandruff. That's y i get hives alot my cat sleeps close to me. Or it vould be a body spray or detergent you use on your clothes. Or even Hair Spray. Or it could be the kind of soap you use. Or if you a certain spicey food. It could be a type of lotion you rub on. In my case i love to relax in bubble baths so i have to watch what kind of bubble bath i buy. Even certain hair removing products u may use. Nair or Veese i have tried both and got hives. All you need to do is watch what you use and when you break out apply calamine lotion for itching it will also heal them.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 11, 2008
    • 07:42 AM
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  • Okay -- I feel I'm not alone. I will print this thread out and give it to my doctor and go up to our medical UC and see if anyone's curious about our sub-group. Aside from the minimal welt which appear usually along my hipbones and left elbow, I get occaisional facial one which dissipates within a half-day. My gums feel sensitive, making me think that perhaps my gums are slightly swelling. There is a also a nerve tingly sensation which traces the inner fold of my cheek and up over my cheekbone when triggered with a little scratch of my hand; it also happens to be on my left side. YEARS ago - maybe 10, I had a sudden swelling of my lower lip. It has never been that bad since. three years ago, I became aware for the first time of a slight numbness building in my upper-lip. 2 years ago, my eyes swelled up terrifically after dunking my head under water in a pollen coated swimming pool. (I don't know if this is related, but it might be.) Look forward to hearing from others what they learn.I am hypothyroidic and have taken synthroid (.01 mg) for about 10 years.You know it is funny that you mentioned the pollen covered pool, and the hypothyroidism, i have had similar cases to where I actually feel that the poolen and allegeries are conected tot he thyroid issues I have. I recently went on a trip and the poolen there was unreal, i actually lost my sight for two days, and I think my thyroid was out of wack at the same time. I take the same meds you do, and I think the sinus/ allgery meds make you thyroids act up. Do you feel your are connected, in any way?
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  • Hi all,I had similar problems. My lips would go numb and then a few minutes later start to swell, which would last for 4-7 hours before going down. I also got very itchy on my whole body and noticed little red bumps that looked almost like tiny insect bites, but these would go away too. I believe the bumps were hives, but I don't know about the lip thing. It was very embarrassing, I'd have to leave class and go home or cancel meetings because I looked so weird and couldn't talk normally. That didn't work out so well since I'm a graduate student in psychology and routinely have to keep appointments to test patients and clients.After being frustrated for about two months as to the cause of what I think is an allergy, I got fed up with Benedryl because I had mixed results. Sometimes it helped, sometimes not. I started taking a Zyrtec once a day in the morning and am happy to report that I have not had ANY itching since or ANY lip swellings. It is such a relief that I think it's gone. I would recommend trying this, especially if the doctor ran allergy tests that were inconclusive. I hope Zyrtec works for you too. It has worked perfectly for me, and even though I don't know what the allergy is to, at least now I don't have to worry about it.Ross
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  • For the past 2 months, I've been having these exact symptoms... a part of my lip (upper or lower) will start to itch and swell then it moves to another part of my lip which gets very swollen. It will last anywhere from 30 minutes to 5-6 hours. It's not just confined to my lips. My eyelid has swelled up... I also get welts on my neck, on the sides of my forehead, my back, my wasteline, my buttocks... my hands, feet, and even my ears sometimes also get very itchy. As I type this, my inner cheeks.. close to my lips are swollen... which is a new one. I've been to an allergist... no food allergies, only cats and guinea pigs... which I knew already. I had a blood test done and that came back normal too. What's wrong with me? Did any of you find out the cause of this? Thanks in advance! -Scott
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  • I'm having my 4th episode of lip swelling/numbness. It appears to start out w/ itching and welts around my waist/arm pits. Then partial swelling/numbness of either lower or upper lips. It's variable. It can start w/ right lower lip then involve left upper lip also, and gradually include right upper. The first time was the right upper, then progressed to include left upper, but the middle was fine. The episodes can last 8-12 hrs. W/ gradual resolution. My glucose is fine during episodes. I can have very itchy hands/arms during episodes , too. The welts appear to resolve when the lip{s} begin to swell. Anybody out there w/ some theories or possible answers? My name is tom.
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  • I have the EXACT symptoms as well. It started one night after drinking jasmine tea from trader joes...but it's happened since sans the trader joes tea and so I dont think there's a strong connection but then again maybe so. I get welts on my waistline and also on my upper torso near my arm pits (it seems to always start with this reaction and they DO resemble bug bites....most recently I had a welt on the very top of my rear right at the top of the crack...ridiculous!) Within 24 hrs of getting the welts either my eyelids or my lip(s) begin to swell. It has happened in 3 states (CA, SC, ME) and so that has eliminated any allergy from the natural environment - I am a person of routine and so no new body washes...or other hygiene products, new clothes yes...but again 3 different states...and I dont change washing detergent so that's out. I think I've narrowed it to something in fountain drinks, bottled ice tea, and the dry powdered lipton's ice tea. I say this b/c on every occasion its occurred - I ingested one of these things.I perhaps may need to even broaden that category a bit more and say it's something I've had to drink...Irregardless I have an appt with an allergist this coming thurs for an allergy panel which I hope gives me some results.as a sidenote: I saw a gen pract. earlier this week- b/c of the welts and swollen eyes (i told him the whole story) and he suggested over the counter : zyrtec or other on a regualr basis...though this could quite possibly help he had no definite time frame after which I could stop - he also suggested I do a rice and water diet.. and slowly ( over the course of several days) add different foods and drinks - Its what they used to do in the old days to get to the root of the problem.That'll most likely be my last resor but I am tired of this...I've never had allergies in the past so this is like a nightmare.
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  • 6 year old male. First - round welts on feet that itched very badly, occurring at night for about three-four days, taking Benadryl helped them go away pretty quickly. Second - long striated welts on hips (both sides) that eventually went away but were replaced by a swollen upper lip. Tried Benadryl, did not help the swollen lip. Neither welts on hips or the swollen lip hurt or itch. Recently moved into rent house. The welts on feet seemed to occur after being in one certain room. No animals. Carpets were were cleaned before we moved in. Welts on hips and swollen upper lips occurred after moving in used furniture - former owner had cats. Known allergen - adhesive on plastic band-aids (just plastic, not cloth), not sure of other known allergens.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 4, 2009
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  • I had this happen to me this summer.I got into some poison ivy, oak or sumac. My dr gave me a steroid pack where I took 6 pills, then 5,4,3,2 and 1. It took an additional week or so after the last pill to clear completely but I felt soooo much better! Ask your dr.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 7, 2009
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  • I wish someone could help us. I have all the same issues with this swelling. Its almost impossible to figure out what foods because it sometimes takes hours to start. I'm a 53 year old white male. This has been going on for about 4 years only the other day it started with my left eye then went into my left cheek then under my nose then lips (I looked Great) but then it went into my throat and I couldnt swallow!! I really got scared Im a Truck driver and I was by myself on the New York Thruway. So now I have one of those needles from my Doctor that I can stick myself with in case of emergency. Please if someone has a clue about this let us know. The Allergest is a waste of time I've gone to several.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 24, 2009
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  • i have the same symptoms as well, swollen lips, welts, strange red marks in my palm which is a little bit itchy. and also i have chest pain, first i thought i was my heart but then i realized that it is in my digestive tract, and i am experiencing difficulty in breathing as well, it last at least 10-20 minutes and nothing helps. DOES ANYONE ELSE HAVE the same problem as me?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 2, 2010
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  • DOES ANYONE ELSE HAVE the same problem as me? I have all same trouble except the red marks on the palm.
    Hank611 4 Replies
    • January 3, 2010
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