Swelling On The Upper Lip And Painful When Pressed?
My doctor, my sister, is 2 years old, often her upper lip is swollen like a swollen, at first it was checked by the village nurse when the pressure was applied to the swelling that didn’t hurt, and told the mantri it was a kind of allergy, and usually the swelling went away on its own, but earlier In the morning when I woke up, my brother’s lips were swollen again and when I applied a little pressure he said he said he was sick, and the swelling felt hard when I pressed it. Doctor, is it really some kind of allergy or disease? R n r nThank you
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Allergies can indeed trigger swelling of the lips. Swelling due to allergies occurs due to interstitial fluid seepage which is triggered by the release of certain chemical mediators, namely histamine. This condition can occur due to the body mistaking contact between the lips with certain substances as dangerous, even though it is not. In the medical realm, this condition is known as allergic contact dermatitis. Swelling due to this condition will usually appear accompanied by itching, redness, or various other complaints. It could also be, swelling on the lips occurs due to the body experiencing allergies to substances that are inhaled or swallowed. In this condition, apart from swelling on the lips, sufferers generally will also experience other complaints, such as rashes on the skin, itching, swelling in other parts of the body, nausea, dizziness, vomiting, shortness of breath, and so on.
It could also be swelling on the lips, which appears painful and hard when pressed is caused by other conditions, for example:
Insect or other animal bites Irritant contact dermatitis (skin inflammation due to contact with irritating substances, for example certain toothpaste, lipsticks that contain harmful chemicals.Lip skin infections, such as cellulitis, abscesses, herpes zoster, impetigo, benign or malignant tumors, etc. Preferably, You have your younger sibling examined directly by a doctor or pediatrician so that they can be more deeply evaluated for the cause of the swelling on their lips. With direct inspection, doctors can generally identify dangerous conditions and determine the best treatment. If it is true that complaints arise due to allergies, the doctor can provide handling in the form of anti-allergic drugs that are taken orally (oral drugs) or topical (topical drugs). However, if another cause is suspected, then the doctor can also do supporting examinations, for example laboratory examinations, biopsy, and so on.
In the meantime, help your brother relieve the swelling in the following ways:
Advise your younger siblings not to bite or hold the swollen lip excessively Wash your sister's hands and trim her nails. Avoid giving any ointments or medications to the swollen lips (unless prescribed directly by the doctor) When your sister is sleeping, raise her head pillow higher) Keep your younger sibling away from contact with irritating substances or other substances that have the potential to trigger their allergies. Hope this helps.
dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah