lips started to burn severely then up into cheeks and chin, swelled and was a bit numb, this was last night, this morning burning has subsided but still some swollen and have some lumps in cheek, very red left eye.
It could indicate an allergic reaction. It could be Angioedema, which is swelling of the deeper layers of the skin. The swelling is often severe and is caused by a build-up of fluid. The symptoms of angioedema can affect any part of the body. Many people with angioedema also have another condition called urticaria, which is also known as hives. This is a raised, red and itchy rash that appears on the skin. Angioedema is of four types allergic, idiopathic, drug induced and hereditary.
Therapy is based on the cause. Anti histamines from the mainstay of therapy for the symptoms. So, take OTC antihistamines like Benadryl. Oral antihistamines like chlopheneramine and lovatidine are also effective. Take ibuprofen (Motrin) acetaminophen (Tylenol) for pain relief as needed.
Local measures like ice packs and antipruritic lotions are helpful. You can apply mild steroid creams like dermacort on the hives. Also, you can take vitamin C as a supplement.
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