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Old 06-17-2003, 05:46 PM
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Help! My bottom lip just puffed up for no reason!

All the sudden I got a fat lip and I can't figure out why. I was drinking a Diet Coke but I've done that 1000s of times with no ill effects. What could cause a sudden fat lip???
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Old 06-17-2003, 06:30 PM
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I don't know, but I have had it happen before, too, usually when drinking from a bottle or something similar. I think maybe there either was something on the container I was drinking from that irritated my skin, OR I possibly got a small abrasion/cut on my lip that I didn't notice, but my immune system did.

Assuming your puffy lip is a similar cause, it *should* go away shortly; if it doesn't, you might talk to your doctor, just to be safe.
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Old 06-17-2003, 06:33 PM
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I have no idea what's happened to your lip. Is it sore at all? Maybe you cut it or something.
Some people pay a fortune to get things like Restalyne pumped into their lips, so think of the money you've saved.
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Old 06-17-2003, 06:37 PM
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I've had this happen to me because of an allergic reaction. In my case the swelling didn't stop and when I looked really deformed I decided to call my allergist because it didn't look like it'd be going away on its own. A quick epi shot and some benedryl straightened me right out. The swelling was really uncomfortable--made me wonder how Julia Roberts lives with it every day.

If it happens again, or doesn't subside on its own, you may want to consider a visit to an allergist.
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Old 06-17-2003, 06:42 PM
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Thanks. It seems to be going down now. Must've been the Coke can. Makes me sick to think what could have been on it.
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Old 06-17-2003, 07:37 PM
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Yah, that's one reason it actually isn't so nuts to wash off the top of your cans.
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