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Lip Itch

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • November 20, 2006
  • 05:35 PM

My lips are so itchy and swollen. It comes and goes. Sometimes weeks at a time but its been going on for months now. It is painful and getting worse. Sometimes it is triggered by food but not always. My dr. has no idea what to do. Help.

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  • The following I posted to Katie who is having similar lip problems. Like her, keep a note of not only what you eat but anything that comes in contact with your lips:Very interesting. Can't think of anything but allergy or, because it flares up every two weeks, a viral thing that is cyclic but only attacks the lips. My only suggestion is to apply ice to your lips at the first onset. Ice kills cold sores, may be ice will do the same if your problem is viral. So ice you lips three times a day and see what happens. If it does calm then it is most likely a virus of some sort; the lips are so sensitve. But still take note of things you eat or touch with your mouth, just in case you are missing something. It just sounds so cyclic. Even something obsure like what may have been on your pillow before you laid on it, like a cat, and so forth.Agape,searchingsam
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    • November 20, 2006
    • 11:11 PM
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  • Itchy lips can be caused by anemia. Have your doctor do blood tests for low B-12 and low iron. When I am low on B-12 or low on iron, my lips itch so bad I cannot sleep. I have to get my B-12 up to about 800 to stop the itching.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • November 28, 2006
    • 09:53 AM
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