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burning itchy swollen face

i have been getting a burning itchy swollen face for a few months it looks like a sun burn i havent used anything different it swells around my lips the most then it feels all real tight itchy and burns
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535822 tn?1443980380
It does sound as if you are allergic to something possibly environmental , check out anything new in your area.. have you asked the doctor yet ? maybe hydrocortisone cream would help ..  
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1530171 tn?1448133193
Hey hiilbillyprincess.
Welcome to the forum!

Possibly environmental as margypops mentioned.
Mold is  suspect, specially when humidity is present
in closed unventilated areas. Check for any signs of mold
around windows, ceilings, attic and places where water
would enter. Should you suspect this, then calling a mold specialist
would be wise. Mycotoxins can wreak havoc in our bodies!
Avoid heat and hot water and run any cosmetic products, creams and soaps through the cosmetics database website for ingredient safety first,
before using. And use cautiously, even after screening!
Other possibilities include a low grade infection, that your body is fighting
or a delayed allergy developed over some time ago and only expressed
at the onset of your symptoms ( "rain barrel effect"- the immune system does not react till a certain threshold is reached).
You can do on your own Dr. Coca's "Pulse Test" for anything ingested,
for reactivity. It is a free download  ( public domain)

Have you seen a dermatologist?
Personally I would consult a Naturopathic Doctor, with experience
in this area.

Check also my 2nd response -regarding hydrocortisone- recently to:
"Any Suggestions on Minimizing/Curing Eczema"

Hope you find the answer soon.
Take care!
Niko
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Hello and hope you are doing well.

Normally, in cases where allergies are present, you will experience: hives ( raised red blotches, itchy or painful ) swelling of the tongue/ lips/ throat, dizziness, and many other symptoms.
The swelling could be due to angioedema. This is swelling of the deeper layers of the skin due to an allergic reaction. The reaction occurs more commonly on the face around the lips and near the eyes. Therapy lies in identifying the allergens and avoiding them and antihistamines. An allergy specialist can help identify the allergens and desensitize you.

Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
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