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Tuesday, October 07, 2008 Raleigh, Community Member, asks

Q: Why is my bottom lip swelling? I ate breakfast this morning and now my bottom lip is all swollen.

the right side of my bottom lip is swollen continues to get bigger. Not sure what happened...but it came on all of a sudden.  Any suggestions?

 

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mike, Community Member
12/29/09 11:27pm

omg! its happening to me, right now! i ate some tuna and then the bottom right side of my lip began to swell, then the left side started. now my lip is HUGE and it wont stop growing... i took a bunch of benedryl but its not working... help me...Sealed

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vanessacova8, Community Member
10/28/08 11:44am

my 3 year old has red little bumps on her legs and i don't know if it is a allergy to what she ate she ate tuna

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vanessacova8, Community Member
10/28/08 11:45am

my 3 year old has red little bumps on her legs and i don't know if it is a allergy to what she ate she ate tuna

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sharly, Community Member
11/13/08 1:46pm

I dont know whats caused this but im currently experienceing the same kind of thing. for the past 3 weeks my lips have been swelling randomly. usually the top one more often than the bottom. where is the swelling on your lip? mine appears to be on the inside, causing my lip to "stick out" ive been taking antihistamines for a month but these arent stopping it!

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natalie, Community Member
2/ 4/09 7:06am

hi, im trying to find the same answer. the exact same thing happened to me today my bottom right lip started swelling for no reason. i went to the doctor who rushed me to hospital as he said i had an allergic reaction to something.my breathing became difficult and i almost felt like i was going to die.the swelling increasingly got bigger throughout the day and fluid has een comming out it looks dreadful. the only thing i can think of is it may be related to the blonde hair bleech i put in my hair a few days ago. i have a bad scalp and this could have made its way into the bood stream. be very careful aout the haircolours you use and always do a test first. i did not do the preliminary test

 

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Raleigh Wilkins, Community Member
2/ 4/09 1:10pm

Turned out that I had a food allergy to FD&C Red40.  Not an uncommon allergy, but you'd be surprised how many medicines contain it... TheraFlu is a culprit as well as some other leading OTC cold medicines (even supposedly natural ones).  Even my dishwashing soap had it (the electro-whatever and it's little red spot in the middle)... :)  Weird that they use dyes when they're so unnecessary.  Hope this helps.

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trust40, Community Member
1/10/12 9:41am

red 40 was a great answer. No doctor could tell my 81 year old mother what was causing it. She had many test. Here I looked for the red 40 on the tea flavor bottle

and that what was causing it. Thank You

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mike, Community Member
12/29/09 11:27pm

omg! its happening to me, right now! i ate some tuna and then the bottom right side of my lip began to swell, then the left side started. now my lip is HUGE and it wont stop growing... i took a bunch of benedryl but its not working... help me...Sealed

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dee, Community Member
1/19/10 10:05am

bottom lip swollen

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joshg51690, Community Member
9/ 4/12 8:46pm

im having the same problem for about 2 months now, it has recently gotten worse and it is very visible when i smile, i have cut all artifical dyes out of my diet with no luck but, i just read somewhere that it could be something with lactose in milk so i am going to remove milk from my diet and i will let u know what happens. if anyone has any other suggestions please help! thnaks

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By Raleigh, Community Member— Last Modified: 04/04/14, First Published: 10/07/08